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Republicans' Ace in the Hole: Simpson-Bowles?

Richard1805 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 5:18 PM
The Repubs will cave, like the craven cowards they always are and taxes will go up. Revenue from the tax increase will, of course, be less than Obama's rosy estimates and he will again go on the rampage for yet higher taxes. This will happen.

Democrats appear to have the upper hand on the politics of the fiscal cliff, which might explain their brash pronouncements and mind-blowing conceptualization of "compromise."  This morning I outlined three possible contingencies for Republicans, none of which is especially attractive.  But is there a fourth way?  The GOP's dilemma is a doozy.  Their opponents, emboldened by the election, are pushing for counter-productive tax hikes on "the rich" -- a politically popular...