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The above chart comes from a GOP policy document (pdf) from March. Mike Konczal notes that Obama's debt ceiling deal is basically the former GOP ideal:

Obama and the Democrats are fighting to get what the Republicans and the right-wing economic think tanks originally proposed they should do, and the GOP just keeps walking the goalposts to the right. If this comes down to the constitutional option, I hope everyone remembers that the Democrats have actually proposed doing exactly what the Republicans and the right-wing economists originally asked for.