Kinda looks like BO's learned from past mistakes.About time.
Posted by Ezra Klein on November 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm
<Republican aides are circulating their summary of the White Houseís opening bid on the fiscal cliff. Theyíre circulating it because they believe it fleshes out Speaker John Boehneríscomplaint that ďthe White House has to get serious.Ē Above all, theyíre circulating it because the president isnít offering them anything in his opening bid.>
<Weíre seeing two things here. One is that the negotiations arenít going well. When one side begins leaking the other sideís proposals, thatís typically a bad sign. The other is that Republicans are frustrated at the new Obama theyíre facing: The Obama who refuses to negotiate with himself.>
<If Republicans want to cut Medicare, let them propose the cuts. If they want to raise revenue through tax reform, let them identify the deductions. If they want deeper cuts in discretionary spending, let them settle on a number. And, above all, if they donít like the White Houseís preferred policies, let them propose their own.>
Obama to GOP: I’m done negotiating with myself