Bang the gavel Boehner. Adjourn and send your members home. obama owns the economy and the fiscal cliff and all it’s consequences. Just go home.
How is stating you are unwilling to compromise,compromise?
Pass it, ship it over to Harry and send everyone home for the holidays.
Obama’s union handlers won’t accept anything less than higher taxes funneled directly to them.
Let Ubama and the Democrats own it.
I'm assuming this is just the income tax rate stuff...just an emergency measure in case The Won can't get his stuff together to make a larger deal.
Be very careful...fiscal cliff is exactly what Obama wants.
This is why the bill Bohner is passing is important : extending rates for below $1M.
That allows him (B) to point out that now O is rejecting tax cut extensions for 99.9% of voters until he gets increases in the debt limit(without spending cuts) , meaning he is holding our taxes hostage, instead of Republicans falling into that trap.
That is how you play the game O usually wins at.
Hey, Boehner, How is this all working for you? Keep banging your head against the wall until it stops hurting.
Obama = Obstructionist
Out of 20Trillion in added debt, one side wanted to cut $1.7T and the other wanted to cut $1.2T
We are dead
Boner will go down in history as the most useless speaker ever. Gingrich should go and show him how its done.
In the spirit of bipartisanship, Obama has been willing to compromise, putting two plans on the table:
A My way.
B The highway.
ARE YOU LISTENING, BOEHNER?! Obama is NO friend or fellow colleague.
Now hold the line on the debt ceiling debate!
The hell with him then. Submit a bill, call it a BAFO (Best and Final Offer) and walk away. ut the ball in this chump’s court once and for all.
I so very much despise these people to the point of spitting. They have managed to wreck each and every Christmas since they got in office.
No debt limit hike, no more offers. Take it or leave it.
The GOP is continuing the drive to extinction.
Boehner looks weak and stupid...the GOP needs a wartime consigliere.
Maybe if Bonehead and Cantor throw in gun control and amnesty, along
with more Free Obama Phones, they can get the Grandest of All Bargains
they so desperately desire.
To my knowledge, Obama’s only compromise ever was the debt ceiling deal of 2011, whereby they kicked the can ahead to now. That deal didn’t do anything but raise the debt ceiling. The fiscal cliff it set up, supposedly, was to motivate a deal, to be shaped by the vote of the American people. The American people spoke and returned Obama with a reduced majority and Boehner also with a reduced majority. What are they going to do now? Boehner’s compromise proposal is minimalist (from our point of view). It is one step removed from kicking the can to the next election. But, going over the fiscal cliff is not going to be sufficient. In a couple months, they will have to either bring the budget into balance or raise the debt ceiling again. As amazing as this sounds, with the tax rates raised up to the pre-Bush level, with domestic discretionary and military spending cut by 10 percent across the board, it wouldn’t take much in the way of entitlement reform to actually balance the budget. Going over the fiscal cliff would be balanced in the sense of forcing almost everybody to contribute something. Subsequent entitlement reform would expand the fairness and balance of the sacrifice.