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

William3458 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 4:53 PM
There must be No more compromise from this offer. It is reasonable, and it must be up to the President to accept or reject it and pay any subsequent consequences. It is the best of an imperfect world, but it must be only the beginning of debt reduction. There must be more, much more and going to 2008 spending levels is a good start. If government can't operate on 2008 expense levels then it should get out of the business of governing.
lois01 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 4:54 PM
Petrus64 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:09 PM
Of course he has Lois. He wants your taxes to go up and blame the GOP for it.

Not sure how many times you need this explained, in order to have European size Govt (ie Big Govt), one must have high taxes on the Middle Class. It just won't work otherwise...still doesn't work (see Europe falling apart at the moment).
psydoc Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 6:49 PM
It does not matter how many times you splain it, NOTW; people as ignorant as lois want the european style socialism.

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: