Skip to comments.Boehner: I'll Drop Tax Cut for Rich If I Have To [reality check at post 121]
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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We need to run republicans out of town, too. Wouldn’t it be great if we saw a tea party candidate elected speaker?
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.
He must be a RINO who is easy to rol.
Was chosen by Axelrod for a reason.
He must be a RINO who is easy to rol.
150% tax on income if you vote democrat and 100% tax on income if you vote "c" RINO.
That should just about cover it.
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!
The bugle sound of retreat
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His focus should be on REPEAL OF OBAMACARE!
I wish he would stop negotiating with himself.
He could at least wait until after the election to start retreating.
Maybe we can drop Boehner if we have to.
That's a big fat negative, CBO. It only "costs" you something if it is money you have earned. They haven't.....it's confiscated wealth.
Besides, what's $700 B over the next decade compared to the entitlement programs accumulated costs over the same time? I'm betting the $700 B is infinitesimal in comparison.
I have been trying to tell everyone to quit falling for the good cop bad cop routine. The RNC establishment is every bit as dangerous as the Democrats. They are Progressives fighting over control of the Huge Socialist Government apparatus. We need a counter revolution. Quit being a Chump.
Of course it is spin and baloney.
So why discuss anything with a man who is pretending to be a journalist while running a campaign against you?
When will Republicans LEARN?
Uh. You can have them. I want nothing to do with the RNC establishment. I already had my fair share. It is too late for these games.
Thanks for being the Voice Of Reason. Nice to see a reaction that isn’t knee-jerk. These days it’s asking a lot here.
JUST CUT GOVERNMENT - THEN, THE PROBLEMS GO AWAY!
You must be kidding. You still have faith in Republicans to do that? Wow are you in for another disappointment. Just look at them.
“His focus should be on REPEAL OF OBAMACARE!”
(I consider full repeal of job-killing, tax-hiking Obamacare to be part of ‘growth’ in my definition)
This is a CBS hit job on Boehner. Don’t fall for it.
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