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Speaker Boehner: Tax hikes are 'off the table'
AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/10/11

Posted on 05/10/2011 5:19:25 AM PDT by markomalley

House Speaker John Boehner is insisting tax increases are "off the table" in negotiations with the Obama administration and congressional Democrats on extending the federal debt limit.

The Ohio Republican tells NBC's "Today" show "everything else is on the table." Boehner (BAY'-nur) appeared a day after telling the Economic Club of New York he wants trillions of dollars in spending cuts as part of legislation allowing the government to continue borrowing beyond the current $14.3 trillion cap.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: boehner; budget; debitceiling; debtlimit; economy; offthetable; taxes; taxincrease
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1 posted on 05/10/2011 5:19:27 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Off, or under?


2 posted on 05/10/2011 5:20:12 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: markomalley
House Speaker John Boehner is insisting tax increases are "off the table" in negotiations with the Obama administration and congressional Democrats on extending the federal debt limit.

Recommendation:

Hold on to your wallets tightly.

3 posted on 05/10/2011 5:21:18 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: markomalley
American people being undertaxed in not the problem with our federal budget, any more than being under-exercised is the problem with this guy's weight control.

Solve the real problem - over-consumption by the government.

4 posted on 05/10/2011 5:25:11 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: markomalley

Every time a GOP leader says something is not negotiable, they trade it away for magic beans the very next day.


5 posted on 05/10/2011 5:34:46 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: markomalley

Boehner, the Democrats naturally oppose him as he seeks their votes, and the Republicans will learn he is just another sell-out if they have the knowledge to figure out the scenario.


6 posted on 05/10/2011 5:35:25 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: markomalley

Talk is the shadow of action.


7 posted on 05/10/2011 5:35:49 AM PDT by deadrock (Be kind to most, some you meet are fighting a hard battle. -Apologies to Philo)
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To: Raycpa

+1


8 posted on 05/10/2011 5:37:58 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (r e p e n t)
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To: markomalley

For now, I’ll take him at his word. This is GOOD news, of course, and I’m loving it...


9 posted on 05/10/2011 5:39:55 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: ransacked

You have to remember this is Free Republic. There are people here who spend more time trashing GOPer than they do trashing RATers.


10 posted on 05/10/2011 5:47:02 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: ransacked

I agree - this is good news and while its too early to breathe a sigh of relief, this is exactly the stand a lot of folks around here have been looking for.

It is significant that the speaker decoupled the debt ceiling from default.


11 posted on 05/10/2011 5:47:57 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: markomalley

Bend over. Here comes the tax hikes to the small percentage of citizens who actually PAY taxes.


12 posted on 05/10/2011 5:52:45 AM PDT by crosshairs (Say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.)
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To: Perdogg

You also have to remember FReepers have memories.

Pray for America


13 posted on 05/10/2011 6:02:32 AM PDT by bray (What do you think of water boarding now, Obama?)
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To: ransacked; Perdogg
For now, I’ll take him at his word. This is GOOD news, of course, and I’m loving it...

The last time I took Boehner at his word, we got $500 million in actual cuts that he said was $68 Billion in budget cuts.

Or don't you remember that? Why shouldn't we go after the Pubbies first? We put them in office, and we know what the Democrats are going to do.

Conservatives and Tea Partiers enabled Boehner to assume the Speakership. If he wants to stay there, he'd better stick to his word.

Damn right I'm skeptical.

14 posted on 05/10/2011 6:05:29 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: markomalley

LET HIM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL~!
http://www.speaker.gov/Contact/


15 posted on 05/10/2011 6:07:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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Speaker Boehner: Tax hikes are 'off the table'

Until he remembers he has no spine and folds like a cheap tent.

16 posted on 05/10/2011 6:38:55 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: markomalley

When a senior Republican says something is “dead in the water” or “off the table”... what they really mean is.. “around the corner.”


17 posted on 05/10/2011 6:47:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: markomalley
I just can't put my finger on why I feel Boehner would succumb to a little pressure... /s


18 posted on 05/10/2011 6:49:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: markomalley

This coming from the same idiot who proposed >>>taxing<<< oil companies even higher? =.=


19 posted on 05/10/2011 7:03:14 AM PDT by cranked
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To: markomalley
Are you buying this? From a negotiator who openly told Obozo that the GOP would not allow the precious government to shut down before the CR negotiations even began? This from a negotiator who opened his CR negotiations with his Best and Final Offer of $32 Billion?

I am not believing a word of this nonsense. Next up - "Well the GOP cannot allow the USA to default on its debts, so we will wait for the 2012 budget to extract budget concessions from our friends across the aisle. Vote for us in 2012 and we will get rid of Obama!!!.

Talk is cheap. Don't advertise your negotiating position - just show us the results AFTER you get something for the CONSERVATIVE base that put you in charge of the House.
20 posted on 05/10/2011 8:05:21 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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