Skip to comments.In Talks on a Budget Deal, Boehner and Obama Stand Alone (Boehner excludes party from negotiations)
Posted on 12/07/2012 7:41:26 AM PST by Qbert
WASHINGTON At House Speaker John A. Boehners request, Senate leaders and Representative Nancy Pelosi have been excluded from talks to avert a fiscal crisis, leaving it to Mr. Boehner and President Obama alone to find a deal, Congressional aides say.
All sides, even the parties excluded, say clearing the negotiating room improves the chance of success. It adds complexity as the two negotiators consult separately with the leaders not in the room. But it also minimizes the number of people who need to say yes to an initial agreement.
This time, while Mr. Boehner has made himself the sole focal point, aides say he has made sure a broad leadership team is behind him. He meets every morning while the House is in session with the full slate of Republican leaders, as well as the committee chairmen who would most likely implement a deal: Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, who heads the Budget Committee; Representative Dave Camp of Michigan, who leads the Ways and Means Committee; and Representative Fred Upton of Michigan, who heads the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, has gone to the Senate floor repeatedly to denounce secret deficit talks.
Shouldnt the president lay out his plan? Mr. Sessions asked. Hes the president of the United States and the only one who represents everybody. Or will that remain a secret? Will it just be revealed to us on the eve of Christmas or on the eve of the new calendar year and we will be asked to vote for it like lemmings?
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The appointed oligarchs shall meet and then ram their decisions down the legislature’s (and the people’s) throat!
Well Obama absolutely wont budge of the tax rates so I see little coming out of this short term, longer term WATCH OUT.
We need to create a petition to oust of RINO Boehner from his post . Help ,, anyone know how to start this ball rolling nationally ?
“But it also minimizes the number of people who need to say yes to an initial agreement.”
I wonder if Boehner is planning it this way to force the WH to focus on ONE individual who speaks for Republicans.
With fewer players in the game, Republicans can limit the predictable he said/she said spin
The MSM inclination to spin information in favor of the WH is obstructed (any MSM reporting will be simply, an attack on Boehner)
Boehner can pose a more Draconian plan, suffering the consequences himself instead of jeopardizing the whole Republican Congress
Im just presupposing that Republican even intend a Draconian plan (hopefully they do) and that Boehner is being noble falling on his own sword so to speak, in order to accomplish whats necessary without destroying the whole party and its future in, the process.
I can dream cant I?
There is a movement to depose him:
Boehner is nothing less than 0bama’s personal chauffeur ,, he will take him anywhere he wants to go just to avoid any traffic jam .
” Boehner can pose a more Draconian plan, suffering the consequences himself instead of jeopardizing the whole Republican Congress”
You need to put down the Bong immediately!!
If Bend Over Boehner had been fighting for a BUDGET for the last few years, instead of caving on every cont. resolution, he’d have a chip or two to use....But of course, he’s given away the store every chance he’s gotten.