Eldon15 Wrote:
Nov 30, 2012 9:16 AM
The GOP should stop negotiating with Obama in private. Instead first the house should pass a bill that maintains tax rates, ie Bush tax cuts, and makes modest but real spending cuts in 2013, e.g. ~$50B, $25B in defense, $25B elsewhere, e.g. unemployment benefits. If all 47 GOP senators vote for this they only need to convince 4 dems to support (should be a budget bill not subject to filibuster). Obama may blink then and sign. If not he owns what happens. Assuming senate dems do not switch then GOP could say that dems in house can write a bill that does whatever to taxes and does not increase spending and at least 30-40 GOP will vote present allowing dems to pass. A risk yes but dems own what happens