ed: Is the GOP leadership caving?
GOP lawmakers officially announce “imperfect” plan, in which “no side gets what it wants”
House GOP leaders were perfectly candid in their assessment of the deficit-reduction-and-debt-limit-increase plan they put before the House today.
“It’s not ‘Cut, Cap and Balance,’” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said. “But it is built on the principles of ‘Cut, Cap and Balance’ that can pass the United States Senate, as well as the United States House.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) echoed Boehner.
“The plan we just introduced is a well-thought-out and reasoned plan in which no side gets what it wants,” Cantor said. [ed: This is not the reason we put you in office. Gentle readers: try this line with your boss and brace for your performance review]