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

Whatadifference Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 7:44 PM
the more back and forth that goes on, the harder to blame it on the Republicans if no deal is reached. Obambino always puts his foot in his mouth, so the more the Repubs. can get him to talk/negotiate, the more ridiculous he will look.

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: