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  •  AP up to their usual shenanigans (1+ / 0-)
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    Just checked Yahoo! headlines which is basically the Associated Press, and they declare:

    The GOP deal offers $800 billion in new revenue through tax reform, but Boehner insist that tax rates should not go up on the top 2 percent of taxpayers.

    "Unfortunately the White House responded with the La-la-land offer that couldn't pass the House, couldn't pass the Senate."

    Boehner said the president's offer last week was "basically the president's budget from last February," which he noted received no votes in the House and no votes in the Senate.

    The AP fails to mention that the GOP's current proposal is based on the Simpson-Bowles' plan--a plan that did not pass the Republican-led House.
    Simpson-Bowles Plan Rejected By House

    WASHINGTON — The House voted decisively late Wednesday to reject a bipartisan budget mixing tax increases with spending cuts to wring $4 trillion from federal deficits over the coming decade.

    The 382-38 roll call paved the way for Republicans to muscle through their own, more stringent budget on Thursday, a measure that would blend deeper spending reductions in safety-net programs for the poor with a plan to dramatically overhaul Medicare. The vote also underscored the partisan polarization dominating Washington this election year, with leaders of both parties showing little inclination to compromise and let the other side claim a victory.

    If it is significant to report that the President's plan did not pass the House, then why isn't it equally significant that the plan the Republicans are putting forward also did not pass the House?

    AP: Associated Publicists--for the GOP.

    The choice of our lifetime: Mitt Romney, It Takes A Pillage or President Barack Obama, Forward Together.

    by FiredUpInCA on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 01:42:05 PM PST

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