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Boehner: I'll Drop Tax Cut for Rich If I Have To [reality check at post 121]
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Posted on 09/12/2010 8:24:10 AM PDT by roses of sharon

(CBS) The leading Republican in the House, and a vocal proponent of allowing an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans, including the wealthiest 3% of earners, objected to charges by President Obama that Republicans are holding tax breaks for the bottom 97% of earners hostage unless the wealthiest also get an extension.

In a pre-taped interview to appear on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner said that, if approving a bill to extend breaks for middle class income Americans were "the only option," he would support it.

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans would cost $700 billion over the next decade.

At a speech in Ohio earlier this week, Mr. Obama said, "With all the other budgetary pressures we have - with all the Republicans' talk about wanting to shrink the deficit - they would have us borrow $700 billion over the next 10 years to give a tax cut of about $100,000 each to folks who are already millionaires."

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Boehner Offers Concession on Tax Cuts

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1 posted on 09/12/2010 8:24:12 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

John Kerry your unannounced brother or some distant kin, idiotBoehner?


2 posted on 09/12/2010 8:25:46 AM PDT by cranked
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To: roses of sharon

Another “meet em halfway” Roy Blunt type.
What a disappointment.


3 posted on 09/12/2010 8:26:20 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: roses of sharon

Of ocurse you will John, jacka$$.


4 posted on 09/12/2010 8:26:28 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: roses of sharon

Jackass


5 posted on 09/12/2010 8:26:53 AM PDT by svcw (Everyday the enemy tries to offer you an apple, when God has already given us an orchard.)
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To: roses of sharon

Why should any of us pay for the mistakes the soialist loons in the White House make to further their own agenda?


6 posted on 09/12/2010 8:27:49 AM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: roses of sharon

Big mistake


7 posted on 09/12/2010 8:28:18 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: roses of sharon

Michelle Bachman for Speaker of the House.


8 posted on 09/12/2010 8:28:31 AM PDT by Argus
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To: roses of sharon

Gimme a R
Gimme an I
Gimme a N
Gimme an O

What does that spell?

Boehner, Boehner, Boehner


9 posted on 09/12/2010 8:29:14 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (They don't let you build churches in Mecca)
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To: roses of sharon

Keeping the Bush tax cuts on the middle class means nothing if you raise the taxes on small businesses and the middle class lose their jobs.

How stupid is this?


10 posted on 09/12/2010 8:29:28 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: roses of sharon

Boner should have one upped the dems, and called for a two year payroll tax holiday for those beloved people earning $250k or less per year. Force the dems to stand against it.


11 posted on 09/12/2010 8:29:35 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: roses of sharon

Talk like this is going to keep the Democrats in power.


12 posted on 09/12/2010 8:29:40 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: roses of sharon
If you give up on this issue, what else will you cave on?


13 posted on 09/12/2010 8:29:57 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Argus
“Michelle Bachman for Speaker of the House.”

Absolutely she is more American than the bunch of them put together.

14 posted on 09/12/2010 8:32:29 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: roses of sharon

What is it about Versailles on the Potomac that robs a man of principles, hearing and ability to think? Get with it, Johnny Sun Tan. You obviously have not been listening.

TAXED
ENOUGH
ALREADY


15 posted on 09/12/2010 8:32:44 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: roses of sharon

That’s not a concession. The Dems set a trap and Boehner didn’t take the bait. The Dems wanted him to oppose any tax cuts unless he gets them for the top brackets. Then the Dems would have said Republicans wont accept tax cuts for the middle class unless they can get them for the rich. Bob Schaeffer tried 3 times to get Boehner to fall into that trap and he didn’t. He made it clear what he wanted, but said if his only choice is to accept tax cuts for people below $250K he would.


16 posted on 09/12/2010 8:32:49 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: roses of sharon

Nothing like running up a white flag before the battle’s been decided. It’s good to know the GOP leadership is so strong on principle. They gotta go, along with the Dims.


17 posted on 09/12/2010 8:33:10 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: roses of sharon

We are going to have to have a big fight with the Republican Ruling Class begining January 2011, which or course includes Boehner.


18 posted on 09/12/2010 8:33:15 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years)
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To: roses of sharon
“The Congressional Budget Office has estimated extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans would cost $700 billion over the next decade.”

The CBO is full of crap too. Tax cuts cost nothing, zip, natta.

Name one dime that government is forced to pay out because taxes are cut?

19 posted on 09/12/2010 8:33:19 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: roses of sharon

Are there any leaders left in the GOP?


20 posted on 09/12/2010 8:33:25 AM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: roses of sharon

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


21 posted on 09/12/2010 8:34:02 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: roses of sharon
Why even use that language..."tax cuts for the rich"?

Lame *ss using Dem talking points!

22 posted on 09/12/2010 8:34:06 AM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: roses of sharon

How many times do we have to tell this buffoon that the focus needs to be upon growth?? Stop getting caught in the Dem’s trap...


23 posted on 09/12/2010 8:34:07 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: roses of sharon
I didn't like this position, but I believe this is a poker chip that the left has just lost.

This has taken the wind out of "it's all the Republican's fault" we keep getting from our whiny Princess President.

The game is just starting. Can the house and senate pass an extension quickly? I'm thinking that there's a lot of slippage between now and Nov that will keep it from passing.

GOP--LET THE CUTS EXPIRE AND LET PEOPLE GET JANUARY PAYCHECKS.

Then issue a retroactive extension. It will teach people a lot--particularly when Obama tries to stop it.

24 posted on 09/12/2010 8:35:00 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: roses of sharon

Jeeeez, I flippin give up....


25 posted on 09/12/2010 8:35:26 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'd rather take my chances with someone misusing freedom than someone misusing power.)
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To: roses of sharon

Tax cuts are meaningless without spending cuts.


26 posted on 09/12/2010 8:35:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: roses of sharon
The Congressional Budget Office has estimated extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans would cost $700 billion over the next decade.

I know it is cBS news, but this still angers me. The slant in this article gives the impression that the government is doling out money to rich folks (and therefore depriving the "needy"...blah blah). Tax cuts don't "cost" the government anything. They prevent the government from confiscating larger portions of taxpayer earnings. Tell this to a liberal, watch their brain melt and leak out of their ears.
27 posted on 09/12/2010 8:36:14 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: R_Kangel

Boehner did the right thing. Gingrich said the same thing on Fox this morning. They aren’t going to fall into the Dems. trap. They said they would support all tax cuts, but woyld like tax cuts for everyone including people making over $250 K. They said the Dems. control the legislation and if the only choice they had was to support tax cuts that don’t include those over $250K, they would. This my friends is “Smart” politics and keeps the Dems. from having an issue on taxes.


28 posted on 09/12/2010 8:36:52 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Beagle8U

First of all, the cuts would have to be in place for ten years to cost $700 billion over “the next ten years”. Second, tax cuts adds revenue to the coffers.

If the repubs cave on this we’ll be worse off in January if they take charge. All that will happen is they’ll cave for the next two years on everything else then the muslim will be re-elected and the dems will take back congress.


29 posted on 09/12/2010 8:37:09 AM PDT by Terry Mross (If we don't try to stop this soon it will be too late.)
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To: roses of sharon

So what is the income for ‘rich’ folks in America now? Anyone making over $100,000 a year??

Goodbye, small businesses that make up the backbone of the American economy! You all are too RICH to save us now!

“Share the wealth” and Obamazation of ALL industries, here we come!!


30 posted on 09/12/2010 8:37:58 AM PDT by pillut48 (Whenever O says, "Let me be clear," you know what is to follow is a bunch of nuanced BS!)
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To: roses of sharon

The political timing from the Democrats is shady. They’re offering a some but not all offer on tax cuts, so they can divide Republicans and conservatives before midterms and make the GOP look like Republicans doesn’t want to cut taxes.

Ideally, conservatives want everyone to get tax cuts, but Dems will use that to say conservatives / GOP are holding up the bill b/c the GOP doesn’t want tax cuts...for the middle class, knowing very well that many Republicans view tax cuts from Reagan’s “trickle down” economy.

Dems know this is their last chance to pull such a stunt before new members are sworn in come January.


31 posted on 09/12/2010 8:38:33 AM PDT by paltz
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To: roses of sharon
"they would have us borrow $700 billion over the next 10 years to give a tax cut of about $100,000 each to folks who are already millionaires."

Well, if this tax increase goes through, the ONLY jobs that will be created for the next decade will be government jobs.

If I had 1m dollars and had to pay the government $100,000 just for having it, I sure as hell "ain't" going to spend any more to create more wealth just to give THAT away to the government too.....I'm going to sit on my money until this tyrannical government gets out of my face before I go on with business.

32 posted on 09/12/2010 8:38:43 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: roses of sharon

Ever notice how no one in the Progressive Fascist Democrat political/media machine every question how the $13.4 trillion in new spending 0 and the Democrat Congress have given us is going to be paid for?


33 posted on 09/12/2010 8:39:08 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is sooner or later you run out of other people's money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: roses of sharon

That’s Newt’s boy! Will Newt stand by him like he did Scuzzy?

I say we issue another NY 23rd lesson to these dolts. Keep this dud out of the Speaker’s chair!


34 posted on 09/12/2010 8:39:08 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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To: roses of sharon

The fact that he’s even discussing anything “for the rich” means he’s on the wrong side of this discussion. We’re not marxists. We don’t play the “us vs. them” and “one side can’t gain unless the other side loses” games.


35 posted on 09/12/2010 8:39:08 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deciet, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: roses of sharon
The Congressional Budget Office has estimated extending tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans would cost $700 billion over the next decade.

I love the way they phrase this. Either way it "costs". It is just a question of cost to whom.

36 posted on 09/12/2010 8:40:38 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: CAluvdubya

well spotted

what is it with the GOP and some on the right when they play the lefts word game.
they say public option and we should saying Govt take over but we say what they want us to say.
here’s some others
gay but we should say homosexual
they say back to work bill we should be saying stimulus
tax cuts for the rich we should be saying tax cuts for everyone and for those which will make jobs

when we play the lefts word game then we play by their rules and they set the tone of the debate right away.

they’re not stupid when it comes to this but many on the right are.


37 posted on 09/12/2010 8:40:45 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Personal Responsibility

We will “pay for it” by defunding as much of the $13.4 trillion in new spending Obama and the Democrat Congress created in the last 2 years as we need to.


38 posted on 09/12/2010 8:40:48 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is sooner or later you run out of other people's money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Should not!!!, Uh Bummer will only get more spending approved with business tax cuts..Boehner don’t be such a putz..


39 posted on 09/12/2010 8:40:56 AM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: Balding_Eagle
Problem # 1:

WHY the heck is he allowing himself to be interrogated by a Dem Party hack??

WHY to Republicans continue to give credibility to these Democrats disguised as journalists?

40 posted on 09/12/2010 8:41:20 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Terry Mross
Tax cuts still don't cost a freaking dime. It doesn't matter if its 10 years or 100. Spending is the only cost to government and that is payed by...Taxpayers!
41 posted on 09/12/2010 8:41:26 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: roses of sharon

We need to run republicans out of town, too. Wouldn’t it be great if we saw a tea party candidate elected speaker?


42 posted on 09/12/2010 8:41:32 AM PDT by gotribe (Got no use for muslims)
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To: roses of sharon

What spin and baloney,
That’s not what the man said!
He said there is no current bill language, and before he watched the economy slip further, he would consider passing what he could.


43 posted on 09/12/2010 8:42:06 AM PDT by swamprebel ("gather your armies.")
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To: roses of sharon
John Boehner

Was chosen by Axelrod for a reason.

He must be a RINO who is easy to rol.


44 posted on 09/12/2010 8:42:41 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: MNJohnnie
Ever notice how no one in the Progressive Fascist Democrat political/media machine every question how the $13.4 trillion in new spending 0 and the Democrat Congress have given us is going to be paid for?

150% tax on income if you vote democrat and 100% tax on income if you vote "c" RINO.

That should just about cover it.

45 posted on 09/12/2010 8:42:57 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: roses of sharon
Get rid of welfare. No more free rent for able bodies. No more free food, free clothes, free cell phones, free cable, etc. There's no reason why the young can't get their own jobs. That would not only bring in tax revenue to pay off the deficit, it would also cut the tax burden of all Americans in half.

It's the freebies in exchange for a vote that are destroying us. Get rid of the "free" stuff. If these people are going to WANT, let them WANT their own jobs to get it!

Why is everyone talking about what to do to the tax payers when the real issue is what to do with the extremely expensive freeloaders! They're living a very comfortable, care free life on everyone elses dime. That's why the tax payers are broke. That's why the government is broke. The only people not broke are the freeloaders!

46 posted on 09/12/2010 8:43:13 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: roses of sharon

The bugle sound of retreat


47 posted on 09/12/2010 8:43:29 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

rol ===> Roll


48 posted on 09/12/2010 8:44:06 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Qbert

His focus should be on REPEAL OF OBAMACARE!


49 posted on 09/12/2010 8:44:14 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

I wish he would stop negotiating with himself.

He could at least wait until after the election to start retreating.


50 posted on 09/12/2010 8:45:23 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The extravagance of his hype is matched by the inadequacy of his performance.)
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