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Republicans' Ace in the Hole: Simpson-Bowles?

snappercat Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 3:37 PM
Maybe they'll go home.
Rich L. Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 7:56 PM
No, they will riot in the streets in a way that makes Greece look like wonderland.

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...