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Good news and bad news from DC

Posted By Rob Schofield On November 26, 2012 @ 9:28 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

First the good: Conservative members of Congress are talking back to one of the capital’s biggest bullies. Think Progress reports [1] that Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee joined a growing chorus of GOP lawmakers publicly distancing themselves from Grover “Dr. Evil” Norquist’s no tax pledge.  

Now the bad: The “compromises” being advanced by the backtalkers are a long way from acceptable. As Steve Benen notes [2], Lindsay Graham deserves credit for rebuking Norquist, but his alternative fiscal solution is really just a warmed over version of Mitt Romney’s plan.

 


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[1] Think Progress reports: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/11/26/1233631/republican-senator-rebukes-norquist-im-not-obligated-on-the-pledge/

[2] Steve Benen notes: http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/26/15454314-lindsey-grahams-reasonableness-comes-with-fine-print?lite

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