Reid and Boehner Plans: Much in Common
While I have read the basics of both plans (and they seemed relatively similar to me at this point), the National Journal has gone to the trouble of outlining Six Similarities Between the Boehner and Reid Debt Plans.
While I may well be missing something, it seems that the main reasons Republicans don’t like the Reid plan is because it has a Democrats name on it and, likewise the Democrats don’t like the Boehner plan because an R’s name is on it.
One wonders if, like the old Pepsi Challenge, you took the names off the plans whether partisans could much tell the difference.
While the posturing is likely to continue, perhaps this all paves the way for a compromise.