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BREAKING: GOP Counters WH Offer on Fiscal Cliff, Embraces Bowles-Simpson Variant

Whatadifference Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 7:17 PM
I'm glad to see the Republicans come back with a counter offer. Although at this moment, I understand Obama has rejected it. Well, insist he put something out there in response. This is the only way that the people can see if he's serious or not.

Well, this move by Speaker Boehner doesn't exactly follow my Simpson-Bowles playbook to a tee -- but Erskine Bowles does make an appearance, and Republicans are going on (realistic, reasonable) offense.  In a new letter addressed to the president, House Republican leaders firmly reject the president's non-starter "proposal," pointedly decline to counter with an equally unrealistic wish list, and offer an alternative bipartisan solution: