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Surreal: Obama's Fiscal Cliff Proposal Stuns Washington

wetheliving Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 10:11 AM
Reid is not much better, but at least HE is a decision maker. HE holds the keys. Geitner doesn't. Obama doesn't. You have to craft a deal with Reid. The Republicans gave Obama a chance to be a triangulator, and as usual he passed on that. I feel like this deal is his way of getting out of negotiations so that he can work on his tan in Hawaii.

Republicans have been asking for the White House's plan for some time now -- well, they finally got one.  Oh my:
 

House Republicans said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner presented the House speaker, John A. Boehner, a detailed proposal to avert the year-end fiscal crisis with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, an immediate new round of stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits. The proposal, loaded with Democratic priorities and short on detailed spending cuts, was likely to meet strong...