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Boehner’s ’Plan B’ to avoid ‘fiscal
cliff’ fails to win over GOP

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/20/2012 10:48:19 PM

House Republicans’ “Plan B” to avert the “fiscal cliff” came crashing down Thursday night after party leaders realized they didn’t have the votes to pass it, and pulled it from the floor — leaving the country poised on the edge of massive tax increases and spending cuts. House lawmakers are now headed home for Christmas, though they vowed to return if there is any progress on talks. But the collapse is a serious blow to House Speaker John A. Boehner, who had hoped to gain leverage in his negotiations with President Obama, and it signals that conservative Republicans

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/20/2012 10:56:52 PM     (No. 9076959)

Politicians will never put country above career. Only the people can ever solve problems of this magnitude.

Our leaders see us as prey.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/20/2012 11:05:43 PM     (No. 9076967)

I guess Mark Levin and the bed wetter contingent of the GOP are now working for Dear Leader. News flash: Dear Leader wants the automatic tax increases because then he can dangle a huge "tax break" afterwards to the benefit of the middle class. In such a scenario, the GOP becomes utterly irrelevant, taxes go up on the rich, and Dear Leader gets to play savior of the middle class. Hey bed wetters, sorry you got kicked off your little committee chair. Sorry Ricky Santorum wasn´t the nominee. Now grow up, get over yourselves and serve your country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FormerDem, 12/20/2012 11:23:31 PM     (No. 9076980)

it might be a good idea for the GOP to give voice to why some members refuse to raise rates at all, namely, just do not want to feed the beast. The federal government is too big. People do not want to give them more money. It isn´t about what money, it´s about any money. Too big. Don´t feed it. Only way to stop them from interfering with school lunches in North Dakota etc.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/20/2012 11:26:59 PM     (No. 9076983)

What did I predict? Exactly this! Republicans have no chance now to avoid having Øbama´s media hounds set on them.And, to his glee, we are going over into the abyss!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MOAB, 12/20/2012 11:30:12 PM     (No. 9076985)

Hey #2, We are serving our country for future generations from the likes of you, the RINO´s, and the Democrats.

Please do not another poster in this manner. LCom Staff.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/20/2012 11:56:29 PM     (No. 9076995)

Its going to be a tough Christmas for Democrats. They are going to go home and get asked why they are going to allow taxes to go up on everyone. Their answer is going to be that they thought they could work a deal with GOP leadership and the deal fell through. Their supporters should then ask, "So, you are going to raise taxes on all of us?" If Boehner were smart, he´d go home for the holidays as well. With the Dems on vacation he won´t accomplish anything in DC.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/21/2012 12:05:32 AM     (No. 9077004)

Not a good move. Democrats aren´t going to be asked anything about raising taxes. This is all going to be the GOP´s fault.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 12/21/2012 12:08:59 AM     (No. 9077009)

What a complete, colossal FAIL. The House GOP have proven that they do not deserve to be the governing party in the House. They can´t pass a bill to prevent middle class taxes from going up? They can´t pass a bill to eliminate the AMT - which will destroy upper middle class families? What a bunch of losers.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Moritz55, 12/21/2012 12:15:51 AM     (No. 9077017)

It is one thing to be a purist when it comes to conservative principles, and it is quite another thing to be so ultra-purist that you can´t recognize the best strategy available under the circumstances. Congratulations. You just played into Obama´s hands and guaranteed conservatives a much weaker bargaining position. Hope you´ll feel really pure about it when Obama gets way more than he would have if you had deigned to lower yourselves to supporting Boehner.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Up2Here, 12/21/2012 1:04:32 AM     (No. 9077048)

It is the current House leadership that set us up on this road during the last debt limit negotiation. It is the current House leadership that has set us up with a tax increase which goes against the Republican´s core values. It is the current House leadership that turned its back on the House of Representatives and negotiated privately with the President. In essence, telling us what is good for us and how to vote for it.

And finally it is the current House leadership that repeatedly refuses to recognize that no matter what they do the Media and the Democrat Machine will slam them.

Do what is right and at the end of the day you´ll still have your core beliefs and values intact and the knowledge that you didn´t have to compromise either in order to please the ones who want to destroy you.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/21/2012 2:43:04 AM     (No. 9077093)

Harry reid showed how unserious he was about this problem the other day,adjourning the senate to watch a movie.There was nothing anyway to keep these people from dismissing for christmas.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: M Stuart, 12/21/2012 3:24:41 AM     (No. 9077105)

I don´t have a clue what is going on. Newt said that they should pass just the tax cut part to take that off the table for 0bama´s disinformation campaign.

I don´t know. Harry Reid needs to get some criticism. For the life of me I can´t understand why R´s can´t pound home a simple message EVERY TIME they see a microphone.

It´s the spending, stupid! Harry Reid should be fired for malpractice and stripped of his benefits!


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Reply 13 - Posted by: beamer, 12/21/2012 3:54:48 AM     (No. 9077115)

I think the Republicans should dump Bohener and replace him with Newt Gingrich. (he does not have to be a member of the House)

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/21/2012 4:28:46 AM     (No. 9077125)

This was the plan all along - let the 10-yr tax cuts expire so Barry & Co. can waste even more money and put the country into an abyss. It was never about the deficit.

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