GOP Counteroffer

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  1. kwc57
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    kwc57 BOHICA Obama

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    Here it is.

    House GOP makes a $2.2 trillion debt counteroffer to Obama on cliff - The Hill

    House Republican leaders have made a counteroffer to President Obama in the fiscal cliff negotiations, proposing to cut $2.2 trillion with a combination of spending cuts, entitlement reforms and $800 billion in new tax revenue.

    The leaders delivered the offer to the White House on Monday with a three-page letter signed by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), and four other senior Republicans, including Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the party’s just-defeated vice presidential nominee.

    Republican officials said the offer was based on a proposal outlined by Erskine Bowles, the former chief of staff to President Clinton, in testimony last year before the congressional “supercommittee” on deficit reduction. That offer is distinct from the widely-cited Simpson-Bowles deficit plan released two years ago.

    The GOP offer is a response to Obama’s opening bid, which called for $1.6 trillion in tax increases and reducing the power of Congress to block an increase in the debt ceiling.

    “What we are putting forward is a credible plan that deserves serious consideration by the White House,” Boehner told reporters in a brief appearance at the Capitol. He said he hoped the administration would respond in a timely manner.............
     
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    This should be good
     
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    Well.. maybe now the wingnut lefties on here will stop spouting off that 'The GOP is not trying to do anything' or that 'The GOP won't negotiate'
     
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    This will not be accepted.
     
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    It's unacceptable because...

    a. Boooooooooooooooooooooooosh

    b. Tax cuts for the wealthy!!!

    c. This is why your party is dying!!
     
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    Such small numbers for such a big problem, well it will prevent bankruptcy for a day or two.
     
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    lair!!!
     
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    I thought the Republicans were obstructing and not offering anything etc etc etc? I mean, that's what the Democrats keep saying! Are the democrats lying?!
     
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    About time! Shame they fell short on giving specifics.

    "The Republican proposal does not specify what would be immediately enacted"
     

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