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Boehner is trying, Obama is not
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/14/2012 10:42:12 AM

Let’s get over the notion that the Republicans are the ones preventing that “balanced” deal the president insists on securing. The New York Times (hardly the hotbed of the conservative media) acknowledges: Mr. Boehner has offered to raise his opening bid of $800 billion in increased tax revenue over 10 years, but only if the president makes a significant commitment to overhaul entitlements and slow their growth. The White House’s opening bid committed to pressing changes next year to federal health care programs that would save $400 billion over 10 years.

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So what´s new. 0bama doesn´t care about anyone but himself and pushing his radical leftist ideology. Nothing else matters.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1, 12/14/2012 11:02:01 AM     (No. 9065228)

Does anyone else wonder why the house, which controls the purse strings, is asking Capt Zippy not to spend? Seems to be a disconnect on who controls the purse strings - at least in the copy of the constitution I read.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 12/14/2012 11:05:58 AM     (No. 9065239)

I wonder what would happen if all the Republicans in both houses simply left for Christmas vacation right now with no intention of returning until after the New Year. The Democ rats could then do whatever they want, but would they, knowing they would completely own whatever happens? There might be more beneficial compromise between Democ rats than there ever will be between parties.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dogbreath, 12/14/2012 11:08:11 AM     (No. 9065247)

First we survive this then we yank the dimocrats out by the short hairs.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dman, 12/14/2012 11:23:07 AM     (No. 9065269)

Duh. NerØbama doesn´t want a deal.

If we had an opposition party willing to play hardball, they would simply refuse to pass any more increase of the debt ceiling, any more CRs, and would block any more QEs by the Fed.

If you´re going to be blamed anyway, just do it.

If only.

This is why we need a new party.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 12/14/2012 11:44:06 AM     (No. 9065310)

Obama is a dope fiend. His dope is money and power. Mostly money. Let the persecution of our citizens called "The War on Drugs" end. There are other things that are worse and way, way wrong that are socially accepted and even rewarded. What goes around comes around. We can take our nation back. When shall we do so?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 12/14/2012 12:07:10 PM     (No. 9065357)

From where I sit, they´re both "trying."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 12/14/2012 12:11:00 PM     (No. 9065366)

oblamer doesn´t want a deal. He wants to go "over the cliff". He will then blame that event (the fault of republicans, of course) for the upcoming recession.

Republicans should go all or nothing. Either ask what oblamer wants and let him have every bit of it (voting "present") and watch him try to weasal out of responsibility for the lousy economy, or do as #4 suggests and play hardball. No more CR´s, no more debt ceiling increases. Let the govt shut down.

If they do anything in between, they will be blamed for the coming recession and everybody with any lick of sense knows that.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 12/14/2012 12:26:39 PM     (No. 9065402)

One can not make a deal with Obama because he is always lying.
Just pass the best bill you can and send it up to the Senate. Let the Senate do the same. That is how is has been done for over 200 years.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/14/2012 12:34:12 PM     (No. 9065429)

I´m not so sure about the premise of this story. To these people we have elected to such high office, it is just a game and nothing more. Boehner is a game player with self regard and not much else. I personally have no trust of him or the power Republicans. Why have they not publicly come out with a definitive statement- a line in the sand? If they really had any hard core principles, they would.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: saguni, 12/14/2012 2:43:05 PM     (No. 9065732)

Duh Wun has never considered giving any concessions to Republicans. Never!! He thinks he has a mandate now, but he thought he had a "mandate" before to enact his desires, by any means necessary with or without Congressional approval, with or without Constitutional authority. The vast majority of his "Executive Orders violate some portion of the Constitution, he doesn´t care, not one jot or tittle, what that dusty old document written by dead white men, has to say about curbs on his power...he is the Messiah, he is a god on earth, he can do anything, spend any amount (he can just order the feds to print more money) and the Republicans should just sit down and shut up because "I won!"

If Boehner had any testosterone, he would refuse to engage and let 0bama own this until the House reconvenes in January. Reiterate that the "do-nothing" Senate has yet to vote on any budget bills the House has sent to them, and passing a stop-gap measure does not address the situation. The House holds the purse strings...where is 0bama getting the money he is spending, is it legal--should he face impeachment?

Where does the money for all those Czars and their staffs come from?? Can he be impeached over that??

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