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Boehner´s tactics
leave supporters puzzled

Washington Examiner, by Timothy P. Carney

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Posted By:SourKraut, 12/24/2012 2:26:13 PM

Conservative congressmen don´t question House Speaker John Boehner´s dedication to the cause. But as chaos overtakes GOP efforts to prevent a Jan. 1 tax hike, members do have doubts about his effectiveness. Here´s the latest turn of events: Over the summer, House Republicans passed a bill extending the Bush-era tax rates, which are set to expire, resulting in higher rates Jan. 1. That was Boehner´s Plan A. Senate Democrats said no, and so Boehner rolled out Plan B: extend current rates for all income below $1 million, and rein in Social Security spending.

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The problem is that Weepy Bonehead really, really believes he can negotiate with Obama.
Of course, that implies that Obama means what he says (ha !) and will keep any promises made (chortle, guffaw !)
The time has come to pass a bare bones budget ( NO funding for EPA, Dept of Energy, Dept of Education, TSA and 10 % cuts across the board for the rest) along with a proposal to cut taxes by 10 % for all, send it to the Senate and WH with a Take it or leave it message.

Scorched earth policy, in other words.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/24/2012 2:36:57 PM     (No. 9082249)

I´d like to see a 25% cut across ALL agencies...except the military. I will settle for 10% cut there but we need to retire all the excess brass.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 12/24/2012 2:37:04 PM     (No. 9082250)

Republicans need to stop playing to the nation and start just playing to their constituents. When the press asks a Republican Congressmen some question about national sentiment, he needs to answer some variation of the following, "I wasn´t elected to represent the nation. I was elected by my district to do what they and I believe is best for the country. I don´t represent everybody. I only represent my district. If you are concerned about what the whole country thinks, go ask the President."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/24/2012 2:57:18 PM     (No. 9082266)

My guess is Reid and McConnell will come up with a 2 month extension that´ll run through the next debt ceiling increase at the end of Feb. Obama will fly back in town long enough to sign it and waste another million on plane trips.

I don´t think a big payroll handler like ADP can turn on a dime and start taking more money out.Obama also never gave 2 month warnings of layoffs to military contractors which to me means something is in the bag.Of course he could always violate the law and surprise no one.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/24/2012 2:57:55 PM     (No. 9082267)

Well, I think it´s pretty much a done deal. I am going to go out on a limb and say, I bet Øbama and the Dems come back post -Xmas, only hours left to legilate, and go full court press for their version of a bill- and the Pubbies will not co-operate with it- calling it outright coercion - and then, we go to the edge of oblivion and over- Dems gleeful and the rush will be on for the so-called "President" to take over everything- "Save us!" they will be shouting and Øbama will rush to his nanny, Valerie Jarrett and say, "Tell me what you want me to do!". From then on- the long march to slavery for the American people will be a well guided course.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 12/24/2012 3:38:41 PM     (No. 9082313)

Too bad that the dumb Pubbies didn´t listen and learn from the Speaker. Not too bright of them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 12/24/2012 4:27:14 PM     (No. 9082340)

Why is Tammy Faye Boehner always looking at cutting Social Security. Why doesn´t he loook at cutting welfare or unemployment or SSI or .... Or maybe even the perks our electeds so enjoy while working 100+ days a year. I seem to remember having Social Security deductions taken out my paycheck for around 42 years.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 12/24/2012 4:40:44 PM     (No. 9082350)

Excellent suggestion, #2.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 12/24/2012 5:28:31 PM     (No. 9082380)

Obama can keep rates at their current level indefinitely while negotiations continue. It´s one of the powers of the Presidency. Other presidents have done it. I think #3 is right, a negotiated extension, the debt ceiling rises 2.5 trillion, taxes go up, nothing happens on entitlements. Credit downgrade soon to follow.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/24/2012 6:09:56 PM     (No. 9082426)

To put it bluntly, it´s on Zippy´s head. Let him raise taxes and the maroons who supported him can pay

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 12/24/2012 7:07:43 PM     (No. 9082474)

I think Boehner´s done a creditable job with the hand he was dealt with Obama´s re-election and the disposition of the MSM. We´d be no better off right now if anyone else had been heading the GOP House effort. Some here might have been more entertained, but no better off.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 12/24/2012 7:21:29 PM     (No. 9082488)

I think I am starting to understand the Kabuki theater between Obama and some Republican traitors. Remember when Obama made a show of disrespecting the supreme court during one of his SOTU speeches? So we all thought, there must be bad blood between Obama and the Conservative supremes. But then when the supreme court had the chance to disqualify Obama´s Healthcare disaster, along comes the traitor Justice Roberts practically falling all over himself to save Obama´s plan. Lately I see that Obama has made a show of being at odds with Republican Speaker of the House Boehner. So we are all supposed to think, gee there must be bad blood between Obama and Boehner? So who do you think is ready to make a secret deal with Obama so he can continue his reckless spending? Bingo - Boehner. Let´s dump Boehner now before he becomes another Justice Roberts. Even Kabuki theater can be deciphered once in a while.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ragenrylie, 12/24/2012 10:11:12 PM     (No. 9082602)

Well #6, that is because you have been lied to for 42 years. You have as much legal right to your social security benefits they have taken out of your pay last 42 years as I have the right´s to the white house property. Your SS taxes are just that, a tax! Thinking it´s "your" money is all part of the lie. It´s not your money!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lylacat, 12/24/2012 11:45:48 PM     (No. 9082643)

Boehner has to go; we need a leader.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BarryNo, 12/25/2012 12:34:34 AM     (No. 9082666)

The first statement of the post about Conservatives thoughts on Boehner is fallacious. He;s a quack-Liberal posing as a Republican. His cause is every bit as much for big government as any Obamamite.

The only reason they´re not openly saying so is they still hope to salvage something out of his mess.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/25/2012 5:14:46 AM     (No. 9082747)

Don´t you get it? Barry & his retarded cohorts want to go over the tax cliff. How else can he get another bag of money to waste?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: olcap, 12/25/2012 6:58:46 AM     (No. 9082797)

That "conservative congressmen" do not question bonehead´s dedication to the cause, speaks volumes on where these RINOs, (bonehead AND the " conservative congressmen"), have gotten us.

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