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Boehner wary of lame-duck deficit deal
politico ^ | 10/6/12 | JAKE SHERMAN

Posted on 10/06/2012 2:32:13 PM PDT by ColdOne

In an interview here, the Ohio Republican said cobbling together a large-scale deal during the lame duck session of Congress would not only be hard, but also the wrong thing for the country.

“I think that’s difficult to do,” Boehner said when asked about the prospects for a large-scale deficit deal in November and December. “You know, and frankly, I’m not sure it’s the right thing to do – have a lot of retiring members and defeated members voting on really big bills. Eh, probably not the appropriate way to handle the lame duck.”

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: boehner; deficit; fiscalcliff
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To: ColdOne

What Boehner should do is calculate out who will be the most likely committee chairmen in the House and the Senate, assuming congress and the presidency goes Republican on January 20th.

Then instruct them that they are to prepare what in are effect emergency bills to save the economy as soon as congress convenes. Everything fast tracked, and no Democrat interference allowed, especially in the senate.

This means that Mitch McConnell will have to get some serious stones, and be as authoritarian as was Harry Reid. That is, if Democrats have anything constructive to include, do it immediately, or be shut out of the rest of the process.

For his part, Boehner will have to have an intense and scripted game plan for the Republican house, that will be executed even if he is not reelected Speaker.

This is a case of national economic survival, so b.s. needs to be kept to a minimum. Assuming Romney is POTUS, he should be in on the deal as far as his “just signing the danged things”, so they can go into effect immediately.


21 posted on 10/06/2012 5:14:58 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: ColdOne

Duck Breasts with Cranberry Merlot Sauce
http://www.jlohr.com/node/412


22 posted on 10/06/2012 5:19:18 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: JohnBrowdie

“people like you gave congress to the dems in 2006”

I don’t know how you figure, but I do know that Boner and Co. ( with GWB’s able assistance) gave us Obama in 2008!!!


23 posted on 10/06/2012 5:46:19 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: ColdOne

When it comes to selling out the party, and by extension the country, Boehner ALWAYS comes through in the clutch. Mark my words.


24 posted on 10/06/2012 6:43:08 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Elendur

October 6, 2012 4:02:15 PM PDT · 16 of 24

JohnBrowdie to vette6387

“people like you gave congress to the dems in 2006”

You might want to clue this guy in. He seems to think that Boner is some kind of a star!


25 posted on 10/07/2012 12:29:19 PM PDT by vette6387
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