Skip to comments.In Talks on a Budget Deal, Boehner and Obama Stand Alone (Boehner requests solo negotiations)
Posted on 12/07/2012 8:10:05 AM PST by Windy City Conservative
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.
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never send a crybaby to do a mans job
Why bother to even have a US House of Representatives. I don’t know about the rest of you but I sent my rep up there so he could have a say so in all the legislation that gets formulated. This secret negotiation between 2 people is total BS.
Boehner couldn’t negotiate his way into a free Big Mac.
Boehner is just pretending to have carte blanche ~ he may not even have the Speaker’s job wrapped up.