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

rmiller Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 2:50 AM
Bonner head just makes me sick
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 3:00 PM
You arent alone. I tried calling the RNC to demand they remove our names and phone numbers from their mailing lists but couldn't get through. All I got was a repeat of the robotic answering computer. It's either they are being swamped by irate members and/or have cut communication off for phone calls. And given their proclivity to cut and run from complaints, I would say it's door number 2. Although I hope it is door number one and their system crashes from phone calls of irate members.

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...