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

tuttletacoma Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 8:57 AM
the rubber hits the road in 6 weeks after the inaugeration we will again learn that comrade hussein's only agenda is more govt and more spending. His problem will be in convincing the imbeciles that voted for him that he won't be able to deliver on his promise of making his socialist nirvana, because Bush is still the problem for the economy While he is demanding that repubs cave, he still gives his old senile white slave, old fairy reid a pass for not passing any budgets

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...