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

I called their offices and the member from Arizona to encourage them and ask them to continue to be thorns in the slimey Barack Boehners side..you know the Squeaky Wheels of the House. In fact I hope the entire Tea Party Caucus starts making a lot of noise next year. So someone explain to me why John Barack would go after Michelle Bachmann and the other four Congressmen who supported her letter asking for investigation of Hitliaries girl friend, daughter of Muslim Brotherhood/Sisterhood members and the infiltration of Muslim Brotherhood members within all the halls of our government. One would expect Boehner to also support them BUT instead he went after them..WHY? Methinks there is more to his attack on them than meets the eye.

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...