At ABC News Jonathan Karl reports:
Republicans are seriously considering a Doomsday Plan if fiscal cliff talks collapse entirely. It’s quite simple: House Republicans would allow a vote on extending the Bush middle class tax cuts (the bill passed in August by the Senate) and offer the President nothing more: no extension of the debt ceiling, nothing on unemployment, nothing on closing loopholes. Congress would recess for the holidays and the president would face a big battle early in the year over the debt ceiling.
rding to Karl, a “variation” on the plan would have House GOP members allowing a vote only on extension of “middle class tax cuts,” but voting “present” on the bill, so that it would pass with Democratic votes only, and so Democrats would “tak(e) blame for tax increases on 98 percent of income tax payers.”
What better to follow a contrived “fiscal cliff” than a contrived “doomsday plan”?