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Anatomy of a Flop: GOP "Cliff" Counter-Offer Fizzles

Richard1452 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 4:15 PM
Sacrifice - repeal ObamaCare! At least put it on the table to reduce spending and not only talk about tax increases! REMEMBER BENGHAZI & how Obama is trying to cover up the deaths (he did for the election in addition to voter fraud don't let him get away with it (did yo know that 52% of the people prior to the election, never heard of BENGHAZI! Share the Benghazi story whenever you post

Yesterday evening we reported the details of House Republicans' "fiscal cliff" compromise offer to the White House, which offered real ideological concessions, to the tune of $800 Billion in new revenues.  The plan -- originally conceived last year by the Democratic co-chairman of the debt commission, Erskine Bowles -- also calls for the reduction of both discretionary and mandatory spending, making needed (albeit small-ball) reforms to the largest drivers of our debt.  Unlike the president's risible, widely-panned proposal last week, Republicans' new negotiating posture offers genuine compromise: (a) It has bipartisan origins, (b) it achieves "balance," (c) it...