Meek GOP tax increase proposal for Super Committee causing GOP identity crisis

What’s particularly disturbing about this story is how even when they’re falling apart they win.  The entire story is about how GOP infighting has begun now that some Republicans have signed off on increasing taxes as part of the Super Committee budget.  Forget that the “revenue enhancements” are only around $300bn, or 25% of the deal (they should be 50%).  But somehow a small offer is considered a grand thing.  In the end the Republicans will be forced to negotiate with themselves and they’ll only offer us, say, 10% tax increases in the final deal and everyone will say how courageous the GOP was in making such a difficult decision to, essentially, steamroll the Democrats once again.


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