Skip to comments.The Boehner Fiscal Offer (Agrees with 60% of Obama plan )
Posted on 12/03/2012 3:45:12 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
Here are two things to keep in mind with regards to Boehners budget offer. First, when you begin negotiations agreeing to 60% of the demands of the other side and fail to offer a bold contrast on the other 40%, you are headed for an outcome that is 80-90% favorable to your opponent. Second, when you need to outsource your budget plan and entire view of government to Democrat Erskine Bowles, you are relegating yourself and your party to irrelevancy.
John Boehner and other House GOP leaders have offered Obama a plan to raise $800 billion in revenue through tax reform. Im not sure how you raise revenue in a static framework without raising taxes, but lets put that aside for a moment. The $1.4 trillion in savings from the spending side is the real problem. Once again, they fail to offer a bold contrast concerning their view of the role of government.
When you cut through the illusory narrative generated by the media reports of trillion in cuts, youll realize that not a single program or agency is eliminated, at least not without the creation of a new one in its place. They have not put on the table a plan to eliminate even a few of the 2,184 assistance programs. They certainly have not demanded repeal of Obamacare as a condition of raising taxes.
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Rather Boehnless to me, although some people just want to see fireworks for fireworks’ sake.
Time for a change.
A clue to Boehner ~ since the House is in the driver's seat on this, REVERSE THE ORDER. This time, make sure the cuts are done first, albeit with a rider that makes the Bush tax cuts permanent as a "temporary measure"! You can argue over any higher taxes later ~ no sense hurrying that part.
Democrats are running full speed - Thelma and Louise style - toward that Fiscal Cliff.
Idiot Repubs are running as fast as they can to keep up.
(Clean and printable) words fail me.
My God. They went to the consultants again.
RedState is delusional.
They really think this is going to happen under an Obama regime? Serious?
"Show him the way to go home,
He's tired and he needs to go to bed
He had a hundred drinks about an hour ago
And it went right to his head.....etc., (you get the idea)
Probably, but putting an offer that included elimination of Obamacare, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and any two other agencies, would have been a counter offer showing just how insulting Obama's offer was. Besides, if they can force Obama to make a concession for keeping those things they are ahead. Also the house should tell Obama that if they go over the cliff, the deal gets worse for him, an additional agency will be added for every month.
Obama already has made it clear he won't cut PBS and Obamacare. No one expects differently. There would be no "ahead" in this proposal.