Skip to comments.The rich will pay more taxes, Boehner says
Posted on 12/05/2012 9:32:33 AM PST by Qbert
Taxes on the wealthy are going up, House Speaker John Boehner conceded on Wednesday in challenging President Barack Obama to sit down with him to hammer out a deal for avoiding the fiscal cliff.
The statement to reporters reflected how negotiations on reducing the nation's chronic federal deficits and debt have evolved since Obama's re-election last month.
Republicans once opposed to any new revenue in their quest to shrink government now realize Obama's victory and public support for the president's campaign theme of higher taxes on the wealthy leave them with little negotiating leverage.
Less than four weeks from the automatic tax increases and spending cuts of the fiscal cliff, GOP leaders face a choice: Agree to Obama's demand to hold down tax rates on most Americans while allowing higher rates on the wealthiest 2 percent, or be blamed for everyone's taxes going up in 2013.
The major unresolved question of negotiations involving the White House and congressional leaders is whether eliminating tax deductions and loopholes -- as proposed by House Republicans -- can raise enough revenue without hitting middle class Americans too hard.
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Exactly! And now we're treated to Rush acting confused and bewildered about the entire thing.
Hey Rush WTFU and call for Boner's head (figuratively of course). Man, there are some days, I'm really beginning to question Rush's desire to continue on in talk radio. He should be calling for Boehner’s removal as Speaker. Instead he's just lethargically meandering all over the place trying his best not to “attack” Boner.
I just don't understand Rush on this.
This is no suprise. Boner always gives barry what he wants, end of story. always has, always will.
I think Obama told him he would take him on vacation to Hawaii with him.
Rush is not a conservative... he is a republican..
So who’s gonna challenge Boehner for the Speaker’s post? Anyone? Anyone?
Until conservatives in the House are willing to oppose Boehner, at the risk of being purged from their committee assignments, then Boehner’s limp-wristed negotiating terms will be the Republican terms by default.
It’s past time for a coup d’etat, sending Boehner to the back benches (and an early tee time and happy hour).
I’ve been sold out for the very last time.
I’ve been registered as a Republican since I turned 18 in 1969.
Over the last 24 years, I’ve been waiting for the next Reagan. Instead we keep getting the next LBJ.
Okay fine. The party can go where-ever it wants. I don’t have to go there with it.
When the Republican party only has 5% of the registered voters in the U. S., perhaps they’ll wake up. I seriously doubt it.
Golf buddies, maybe.
IMO, the Republicans should pass one bill that entends the Bush tax rates for everyone except for the top rate and make them PERMANENT and tie this bill to eliminating the AMT or raising it to inflation adjusted rates from the past 30 or 40 years.
Then pass a second bill that extends the Bush tax cut for the upper income taxpayers - let the Dems and 0bama shoot this bill down, so they own the tax raises.
Then threaten to shut down the government by not raising the debt celing if there are no spending cuts.
I stood in line for an hour and a half to vote, and got Obama for another four years. As a result, the Kenyan-licking GOP, headed by that wine-guzzling, drippy-eyed Oompa-Loompa named John Boehner, could not WAIT to cave. Boehner has been falling all over himself to give Obama what he wants.
The Dem party stands firm on its “principles” and fights like a bunch of pit bulls, never giving an inch. The GOP, however, refuses to fight. When the game is “who blinks first”, we know it will ALWAYS be the Republicans.
This was supposed to be the most important election of my lifetime. So it won’t matter whether I stick with the GOP or not. If 2016 brings a solid conservative candidate, and I believe that’s an absolute pipe dream, I’ll vote. Otheerwise I’m done with these Vichy backstabbers.
“No, the major unresolved questions has nothing to do with taxes. It involves spending cuts!!”
Amen, except it’s not “in question”. It’s imperative.
Some Congressional Welfare Zealot from Fl. just said that our Entitlement Programs - Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security - are what separate us from 3rd world status.
Best comment on her said it Used to be The Church, Our Neighbors, and Benevolent Strangers, and Because of those Entitlement Programs, now all 6 are Broke.
otheerwise = otherwise
They will cave on the debt ceiling also.
The party can’t be tarred with the failure or with obstinance.
And responses here are filled with the knee-jerk, sky is falling empty threats and tantrums as usual.
Actually KITV/MSNBC, Republicans DID NOT oppose "any new revenue" they have repeatedly disagreed with Obama how to get new revenue. They offered cutting deductions, closing loopholes and growing the economy while Obama's stuck on stupid.... err on raising rates.
The republican’s oft stated excuse for folding, (so the media will like them more), is absurd.
They don’t understand that conservative’s view of them should matter most, as we outnumber the socialists. And THIS crap is infuriating us!
Change your affiliation to Independent.
The RNC is rotting offal that needs to be buried.
Things that tyrannies are made from, and history repeating itself...again.
Our own history tells us that it took 33% of the population to defeat a superpower. Our history also shows the second time, when it was 50-50, we all lost.
Unfortunately, methinks history will repeat itself...again.
The GOP are the Judenrat for the MarxoFascists.
If you want what is left of your liberty to survive - you better understand that.
Worse is coming. And the Judenrat GOP is going to be the arm of imposition for the MarxoFascists.
To the ovens they are going to send us all, thinking they get a seat at the table of power and survive.