Skip to comments.Republicans say they will not back down (Boehner hangs tough)
Posted on 11/14/2012 8:34:52 PM PST by tobyhill
Congressional leaders took a hard line on taxes ahead of a meeting Friday at the White House, with rank-and-file Republicans expressing opposition to a fiscal cliff deal that would bring in more revenue to the government.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said Republicans could accept new revenues, but not tax-rate hikes, as part of a broad deficit deal, but President Obama and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said it was unlikely that eliminating loopholes and capping deductions could raise enough revenue to gain their support.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
You will enjoy the moment when Boehner caves.
And you call Boehner a traitor to the cause?
Surely Republicans can find someone far better than the sissy Boehner, his guy killed the tea party enthusiasm of 2010 with his guless leadership.
Sure, if and when he caves.
I'd hate to have those guys (who are doing a real number on Obama vis a vis Bengahzi) give ME their steely-eye.....I'd cave in a freeper minute!
I know people in a small midwestern town and they are importing foreigners to work in the factories there. It is VERY cheap labor for the factory owners. But the taxpayer picks up the tab for all the extended family that immediately goes on welfare, drags down the school system, and floods the small hospital ER with uninsured deadbeats who use it for primary care.
Don’t know for sure, but I’m assuming the factory owners are Republicans. At any rate, this is the type of crony capitalism that panders to the rich and the poor and squeezes the middle class. The rich profit. The poor get their freebies. The middle class pays for all of it.
That’s why the Republican Party caves on nearly everything. That, and the fact that they are only interested in preserving their power and good ol’ boy high-paying do-nothing jobs.
New revenues = VAT.
Mister Boehner has absolutely no gift for bargaining, and no sense of the consequences of serious errors. Any casino would just LOVE to see Mister Boehner walk through their door.
*I say "mister" as opposed to "Speaker of the House", because SOH is so far above his abilities.
(Full disclosure, I liked this post fro a previous thread so much that I re-cycled it.)
fro = from
I think Republicans should oppose every single thing the Democrats try to do. Obama will just enact it anyway via executive order.
I think you’re right. The GOP sells out social conservatives every chance they get. For example, you know they’ve wanted an immigration amnesty for years. They’re not even all that fiscally conservative. Standing firm on tax increases while doing absolutely nothing to reform spending or slow the accumulation of debt is NOT fiscal conservatism.
You will enjoy it if Boehner caves.
That tells me all I need to know about your sham patriotism.
That concept would be utterly unknown to tobyhill.
He never refrains from a chance to drum up discontent here on FR.
Hang tough, Boehner, or we’ll hang ya (not literally)!!
A possible type of response Republicans can make to President regarding raising taxes on the rich:
“We want to do anything and everything possible to solve the problems of this country. Show us how your proposed tax hikes on the rich will really fix our economic problems. If you can do this with real numbers, we will agree. However, we are not here to target one section of the population and simply raise their taxes to get revenge on them or out of envy.
This was a gimmick Perry used in his re-election campaign. He was going to cut property taxes and even told what the average person would save. The local assessor here in Houston contacted Perry’s people and told them the figures didn’t add up but they kept running with it. All that ended up happening was the appraisals went up.
Had he done better in the primaries you can bet this is one thing that would have come up.
Exactly. I don’t believe these Republican whimps for a second. Boenneeer, or however it is spelled, is correctly spelled limp-livered whimp. This gutless guy has to go. But who will take his place? We need a firebrand unafraid to fold over anything. I do not see anyone in the party who qualifies.