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Reid: I donít understand Boehnerís brain
The Hill ^

Posted on 11/29/2012 10:38:45 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Reid: I don’t understand Boehner’s brain By Alexander Bolton - 11/29/12 12:54 PM ET

Democrats and Republicans are so far off in their expectations for the next steps of fiscal talks that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) claimed he cannot understand the Republican Speaker’s brain.

Senate Democratic leaders are growing frustrated by what they say is the lack of a specific plan from House Republicans to raise tax revenues or cut entitlement spending.

Democrats say the onus is on Republicans to provide a counteroffer to their plan to let the Bush-era tax rates on families earning above $250,000 expire.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told reporters the ball is in the Democrats’ court and called on President Obama to lead by offering a detailed plan to cut spending.

“I don’t understand his brain, so you should ask him,” Reid said when asked about the disconnect between him and Boehner.

Democrats argue they have already made their proposal to raise $900 billion for a down payment on the deficit at year’s end. They say Republicans should offer plans to cut entitlement spending, because that is the GOP’s priority.

“Is Boehner saying nothing? Then we’re negotiating with ourselves. Boehner has not had one specific proposal. The Republicans have had not one specific proposal. They can do it on the tax side, they can do it on the spending side. What do they propose,” said Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership.

Schumer said Republican leaders’ general offer to find ways to raise revenues to reduce the deficit was “nothing.”

Schumer noted the Democratic down payment would raise income tax rates on families earning above $250,000, raise the capital gains rate to 20 percent and set the estate tax rate at 45 percent.


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1 posted on 11/29/2012 10:38:50 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

A democrat not understanding something...how rare. </sarcasm>


2 posted on 11/29/2012 10:39:58 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Um hm. And we don’t understand yours either.


3 posted on 11/29/2012 10:40:58 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
That's because syphilis infected your brain Harry.
4 posted on 11/29/2012 10:41:58 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: struggle

With a IQ lower than his age! No surprise here,


5 posted on 11/29/2012 10:42:06 AM PST by MtnMan101
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To: Sub-Driver
the ball is in the Democrats’ court and called on President Obama to lead by offering a detailed plan to cut spending.

This is what Reid's brain is wanting to avoid. If the president and the dems really want a "Balanced" approach, where are their spending cuts?

Reid doesn't want to go there, and just wants the GOP to play the Grinch role.

6 posted on 11/29/2012 10:42:25 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t understand why Reed isn’t in prison.


7 posted on 11/29/2012 10:43:29 AM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Actual image of Reed's (sick!) brain (the chip on the left included for judging relative size):


8 posted on 11/29/2012 10:44:07 AM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: D-fendr

Heck, the GOP just wants to cut the rate of growth and the Democrats won’t even consider any of that


9 posted on 11/29/2012 10:44:07 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

:: Democrats say the onus is on Republicans to provide a counteroffer to their plan ::

Mr. Reid, let me explain this to you...

Your concept of a “counter-offer” is that the Republicans agree to your concept. Changes and amendments are fully foreign to you.


10 posted on 11/29/2012 10:44:58 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: struggle

The problem is I do understand Harry and his ilk’s sick twisted brain.


11 posted on 11/29/2012 10:46:16 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: D-fendr

Nice call, and I would urge the Republicans to refuse engage in any negotiations until Obama has put a plan on the table for every citizen to see.

He’s the Grand Mufti, so let him lead.


12 posted on 11/29/2012 10:46:30 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Sub-Driver
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13 posted on 11/29/2012 10:46:50 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Sub-Driver

No problem. The counter offer is to keep existing rates current, and eliminate all credits.


14 posted on 11/29/2012 10:47:59 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t understand his brain or your brain, Mr. Reid.

You say you are still awaiting a “reasonable offer” from republicans, but your party is the leader, so lead you worthless bastard.

The republicans don’t need to offer you anything at all.

But because the republicans are dumb as ****ing dog crap, they are going to do exactly that. They are going to utterly and totally murdered by democrats over this fisc al cliff that their cowardice helped to create, and at the same time that murder occurs, the republicans are going to stab themselves in the heart just to make sure the job is done.

Never in my life have I seen such a farce as is the us government and the moron population that elects it.


15 posted on 11/29/2012 10:49:41 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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Reid: I don’t understand Boehner’s brain

Well, Harry, I gave up trying to understand how liberals think a long time ago. Maybe you should too.

16 posted on 11/29/2012 10:51:54 AM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Nice call, and I would urge the Republicans to refuse engage in any negotiations until Obama has put a plan on the table for every citizen to see.”

Right.

Funny how no one in the msm is pressing 0 to come up with his own plan (something that should have been done prior to the election). If this were Romney, or any non-democrat, the likes of Chris Matthews would be having fits for the lack of leadership.


17 posted on 11/29/2012 10:52:18 AM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Sub-Driver

REID - the self proclaimed brain expert!

When will Reid understand America and what made her great and The Constitution. Too much time spent controlling others than studying what he should know. At his age, we know where his strengths always have been - controlling others, i.e, Obamacare.


18 posted on 11/29/2012 10:52:25 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Sub-Driver

“I don’t understand his brain, so you should ask him,” >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Harry simply has none. So thats as far as it goes. Negotiation is not doing what one is told, or commanded by the fascists in office.Negotion is give and take, quid pro quo, not a unilateral one sided affair.

What is there about that that Harry does not understand?

Boehner has a brain, Reid has none.Reid does what he is told, Rice does what she is told, Pelosi does what she is told. Eff everyone of these POSHITUS fascists.


19 posted on 11/29/2012 11:05:40 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: MichaelCorleone

Isn’t that the truth.


20 posted on 11/29/2012 11:06:05 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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