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Boehner's deeply unserious fiscal cliff trial balloon


As Jed Lewison expained earlier, House Republican leadership has responded to President Obama's initial offering on so-called fiscal cliff negotiations with a refusal to consider tax rate increases and a sketchy proposal cribbed from some ideas Erskine Bowles gave to the Super Congress last year. Now the White House and Bowles have both summarily rejected the proposal from Boehner & Co.
Here's what was included in the Bowles sketch of a plan presented in a statement to the Super Congress.

Bowles called for $800 billion in new revenue, without resorting to using “dynamic scoring,” but not specifically from raisin...