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

wo'neill Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 6:17 PM
The White House rejects the plan: “The Republican letter released today does not meet the test of balance. In fact, it actually promises to lower rates for the wealthy and sticks the middle class with the bill. Their plan includes nothing new and provides no details on which deductions they would eliminate, which loopholes they will close or which Medicare savings they would achieve. Independent analysts who have looked at plans like this one have concluded that middle class taxes will have to go up to pay for lower rates for millionaires and billionaires. “
Jerry555 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 6:22 PM
millionaires and billionaires

Geesh, there is that phrase again, a bullcrap Liberal media talking point.

If I had a dollar for every time I head this, I would be a Millionaire.

The tax cut hike, would only amount to $80 Billion, if Obama accepted the Bowles (clintons Buddy) idea, then he would get more revenue.

Gordon110 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 6:31 PM
Not to mention the well known fact that any tax rate higher than about 37% results in an exponential drop off of revenue as the tax rate increases, but liberals will tell you that is wrong too.
wo'neill Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 7:03 PM
On a similar note.. if I had a dollar for every time I heard a Republicans say that tax cuts for the wealthy create jobs... I would be a Billionaire..

If tax cuts for the wealthy create jobs.. then we should be swimming in jobs.. but we are not, are we?
Simplecaveman Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 6:20 PM
Who are these "independent analysts?"

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: