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Column: GOP should force Obama´s hand
USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

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Posted By:Not your typical New Yorker, 12/3/2012 7:20:02 PM

As we careen toward the "fiscal cliff," the House GOP faces a problem. Obama won´t offer his own detailed plan which will involve big tax increases, until they offer their own plan -- which, Obama says, must contain big tax increases or he won´t offer his. That´s a mug´s game. Some have suggested that the House GOP should just walk away and let the nation go over the fiscal cliff. But I have some better ideas. Truth is, Obama's not really a key player here. All that he can do is sign or veto whatever legislation comes to him. And since under the Constitution money bills originate in the House,

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1. Adopt the Bowles-Simpson Plan.

2. Tax the revolving door. I mentioned earlier that Washington is getting richer while the rest of the country gets poorer.

3. Make Hollywood Pay Its Fair Share. At the DNC, actress Eva Longoria offered to pay more taxes. Well, back during that Eisenhower era that the Dems are so nostalgic for, there was a 20% excise tax on movie theater revenues.

Yeah! Make them play by their own rules!!!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/3/2012 7:28:17 PM     (No. 9046846)

He has no plan ... let him take the fall.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Black Knight, 12/3/2012 7:42:03 PM     (No. 9046864)

4. The House should limit any Debt Ceiling extensions to $100 billion and make each contingent on House-certified 3-for-1 actual-dollar reductions fully realized (not just budgeted) from prior-year spending, with no offsets for inflation. Let the Fed continue to buy up expiring debt in the meantime.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: formerNYer, 12/3/2012 8:03:31 PM     (No. 9046906)

Wrong, the Republicans should give the democraps EVERYTHING they want. Make them own this economy, walk away, tell media person for the next 18 months that this is the democraps economy, this is all them and this President who been a failure for over 5+ years.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Johann, 12/3/2012 8:14:31 PM     (No. 9046919)

I hope Republicans will have the balls to stand up to Obama. Whatever, the 47% dependent on freebies and handouts will never vote Republican.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/3/2012 8:19:50 PM     (No. 9046927)

I´m 100% for the taxing of Hollyweird fatcats. Love to wipe the smirk off their pancake make-up faces.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: veritas, 12/3/2012 8:54:17 PM     (No. 9046975)

Do we learn nothing?

No matter what Republicans do, anything that goes wrong will be their fault. And Obama will get praise and credit galore because the sky is blue.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: cgood, 12/3/2012 9:21:48 PM     (No. 9047011)

Glenn´s idea is brilliant. Unfortunately, for that reason, the Republicans won´t use it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FormerDem, 12/3/2012 9:44:38 PM     (No. 9047027)

Great idea, really good idea, really funny idea. Oh please, Boehner, try these!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/3/2012 10:35:48 PM     (No. 9047061)

You´re not just a pretty face, Glenn!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 12/4/2012 12:13:27 PM     (No. 9048036)

Stop picking on Boehner. He wsn´t born yesterday, didn´t grow up under a rock, and he is the man in arena.

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