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July 27, 2011

Republicans Lining Up Behind Boehner Plan

Best that we can do?

Members will be presented with an updated draft of the plan later this afternoon, with a vote tentatively scheduled for Thursday. GOP aides wont predict whether or not they have the votes to pass the plan, but acknowledge things are moving in the right direction. Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), however, said he thought the plan would pass. Tea-party favorite Allen West (R., Fla.), who supports the plan, said he might be willing to bet his retirement check on it.

From a source, NRO's Robert Costa says the vote might not even wind up being close.

New Boehner Plan Slightly (Slightly!) Bigger: Now up to $917 billion, which is still not $1.1 trillion and still meager anyway, with $20 billion in first year deficit reduction.

The best lipstick I can put on this pig is that you need to stop spending more before you can reverse and spend less, but that's not really a great spin.



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