For John, BLUF: The Republicans will probably not come out of the current budget negotiations as even breaking even. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Well, it is kind of a tacky way of saying it, but Mr Ed Morrissey says, regarding the Fiscal Cliff,♠ "The Republicans Are So Screwed".
I like Captain Ed's idea of the Republicans just voting "Present". The alternative is to offer up for a vote the bi-partisan Simpson-Bowles plan, as recently suggested by Commenter Mary Katherine Ham.
But, there is always the idea of just going over the cliff, as Dr Howard Dean suggested this morning.
I just want to know who is going to be generating the capital to grow the economy.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Some people are calling it "The So Called Fiscal Cliff". The implication is that to really smart people it isn't really a fiscal cliff. Mostly those are the really smart people who think that Benghazi was about a riot and that US Citizens shouldn't be allowed to make YouTube videos that criticize Islam or blaspheme its Prophet.