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

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?

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: