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Boehner to House GOP: Don't Make Christmas Plans
CBS News ^ | December 12, 2012, 3:19 p.m. ET | Lucy Madison

Posted on 12/12/2012 3:51:06 PM PST by drewh

Despite what looked like recent signs of progress on a deal to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff," House Speaker John Boehner signaled today that Republicans and Democrats remain as far apart as ever in the negotiating process -- and is warning his fellow lawmakers that they might have to work through the Christmas holidays.

In a meeting with the House Republican Conference this morning, Boehner told members not to make plans for Christmas, CBS News has learned, and members leaving the meeting said there were no indications from Boehner's remarks that any real progress has been made between the two chief negotiators involved in the process: Boehner and President Obama.

Meanwhile, new information out of the White House suggests that Boehner continues to seek a permanent extension of all the Bush-era tax rates, even while the Obama administration insists that it will not accept such a deal.

According to two senior White House officials, the telephone conversation between Mr. Obama and Boehner was very tense, as Boehner continued to ask for a permanent extension of all the Bush income tax rates. According to the officials, Mr. Obama dismissed that position as unacceptable and said he would put forth no counter-proposal until Boehner and House Republicans relented to increase income tax rates on households earning more than $250,000. The next 48 hours, according to the officials, will be critical to the negotiations: If Republicans agree to higher income tax rates, other issues can be discussed -- including entitlement reforms. But they say they will not entertain any such consideration until Boehner has conceded the point on higher rates.

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1 posted on 12/12/2012 3:51:13 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

This is just politics now to the child in the White House.

He couldn’t give a damn about anything else and can rely on the incredible stupidity of the American voter now.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 3:55:27 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: drewh

Remember Boehner, if you’ll compromise once,
you’ll compromise twice. Don’t DO IT!!!


3 posted on 12/12/2012 3:56:53 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: drewh

Stand by, the cave in could happen at any moment. (be prepared to betray your constituents).


4 posted on 12/12/2012 3:59:57 PM PST by DManA
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To: drewh

They should pass a full extension of all the tax rates and adjourn.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 4:00:21 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: drewh

Stand by, the cave in could happen at any moment. (be prepared to betray your constituents).


6 posted on 12/12/2012 4:00:38 PM PST by DManA
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To: headstamp 2

He will be in Hickalulu.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 4:01:06 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: drewh

No sense ruining your Christmas to deal with rats.

Go home to your loved ones and children. Throw some De-con on the floors of the House and Senate and enjoy the Christmas Season.

Let the rats deal with it.

bobo


8 posted on 12/12/2012 4:01:58 PM PST by bobo1
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To: headstamp 2
Phooey.... all theater!

.

Buckle Boehner needs to get down on his knees and kiss the butts of Zero and Reid.

Nothing will change at RINO HQ!

9 posted on 12/12/2012 4:04:25 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: ptsal

>> Phooey.... all theater!

No kidding.


10 posted on 12/12/2012 4:08:46 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: tet68

“Remember Boehner, if you’ll compromise once,
you’ll compromise twice. Don’t DO IT!!!”

If he holds out, I will be the first to give his office a call of thanks. I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes, right now, having to face that arrogant snivelling pussy, day after day. You know full well the sissy-boy is in his face, smacking him with his purse, big time.


11 posted on 12/12/2012 4:09:13 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: drewh

Does this mean that Obama is going to cancel his Christmas vacation? I bet that he will not, any takers?


12 posted on 12/12/2012 4:10:17 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: drewh
Check this out.
Earlier in his article, Peter Ferrara wrote
Newt Gingrich for Speaker of the House, AGAIN !!!
13 posted on 12/12/2012 4:12:28 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: drewh

House GOP to Boner: Go screw.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 4:13:40 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: drewh
This is BS. They are acting like they are sacrificing by staying in DC. Every day they work EXTRA, they receive double pay and per diem. These guys are a drain on the debt just by their salary alone.
15 posted on 12/12/2012 4:15:54 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: drewh

Boehner should keep the House in session and dare Obama to go on his Hawaiian vacation. It’s time for Boehner to grow a pair.


16 posted on 12/12/2012 4:27:02 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: drewh

Bonet wants everyone there when he caves


17 posted on 12/12/2012 4:33:31 PM PST by animal172 (RIP USA)
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To: drewh

If Boehner had any balls, which we all know he does not, he would tell Obama there will be no further discussions until such time as Obama submits a itemized proposal of spending reductions which would bring the country back to financial reality. Further, that Congress will be going into recess no later than Friday, December 21 and returning no sooner than Wednesday, January 2. The only way to deal with Obama is to treat him like the child that he is.


18 posted on 12/12/2012 4:33:54 PM PST by CdMGuy
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To: drewh

Is the Muslim in the White Hut going to disrespect the Congressional Christians and deny them their Christmas by any chance? Someday maybe the GOP will start going after their other side of the aisle. Infidels.


19 posted on 12/12/2012 4:37:44 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: CdMGuy

By staying in session, Boehner and the GOP will enrage Obama by forcing him to cancel his Hawaiian vacation. It’s time for the Boehner and the GOP to play hardball and send Obama a message.


20 posted on 12/12/2012 4:54:15 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: drewh

He thinks that’s leadership.


21 posted on 12/12/2012 4:59:51 PM PST by AdaGray
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To: tet68; All
I don't get people who are expecting NO compromise on the GOP side.

Of course a deal involves compromise. The question is how much.

If the WH agreed to substantial entitlement reforms, for example, (and that's a big IF) would we really insist on zero tax hikes (whether through closing loopholes or higher rates)? Why would we think we would ever get such a thing if their side was willing to touch one of their holy grails?

22 posted on 12/12/2012 5:05:31 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Boner has already compromised by offering up $800 billion in increased taxes and Obama has not offered any spending cuts and also upped his tax increase to $1.6 trillion. What compromises have Obama made?


23 posted on 12/12/2012 5:12:57 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: drewh

No way most of these guys are going to work over Christmas -they’d sign the entire country over before that happens.


24 posted on 12/12/2012 5:15:08 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: drewh

House to Boehner: “Don’t make any after Christmas plans.”


25 posted on 12/12/2012 5:16:41 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: headstamp 2

All sorts of people work Christmas, nurses, firemen, doctors, police.

So they work the holiday. They should!

SO WHAT!


26 posted on 12/12/2012 5:17:13 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: jimbo123
I agree with you...the WH has offered nothing to this point (and Boehner's $800 billion by the way is not offered for free...it will only be in exchange for something else).

But my question is...would people be willing to allow a tax rate hike, for example, if the WH raised the Medicare eligibility age to 67 and other real entitlement reform?

27 posted on 12/12/2012 5:19:24 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Why would we think we would ever get such a thing if their side was willing to touch one of their holy grails?

And what makes you think their side would EVER touch one
of their holy grails?

Oh they’ll talk about it happening “later” maybe “next year”
“eventually” but it WILL NEVER HAPPEN!


28 posted on 12/12/2012 5:20:53 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
Pelosi is antsy about the Medicare age thing. This makes me think it's under discussion.
29 posted on 12/12/2012 5:24:01 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

if the republicans cave and agree to pass a tax rate increase and...

if three years from now the deficits are still huge (hint, they will be) and the democrats want to raise the top marginal rate to 44%

what are the republicans going to say ? no, we are philosophically opposed to tax increases?

if they willingly concede on this they have lost the tax issue for a generation


30 posted on 12/12/2012 5:26:07 PM PST by Reverend Wright (1990 Budget Agreement: learn from other's mistakes)
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To: drewh

Boner should have also said that:

“If the president really cares about America falling off the financial cliff he will delay his Hawaiian Christmas vacation until after the budget passed.

As the president he sets the country’s priorities, if partying in Hawaii is more important to him than America’s financial ruin, he can make that known simply by leaving Washington at this critical moment.

We trust that he will stick around here where his sage leadership and guidance are essential to avoid pushing grandma over a cliff...”


31 posted on 12/12/2012 5:34:57 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: null and void

Few things enrage liberal government bureaucrats more than telling them they have to cancel their vacations for work. Obama will be out of control hysterical if he’s not allowed to go to Hawaii with Reggie.


32 posted on 12/12/2012 5:44:58 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: drewh

Go HOME, Republicans! Let the gridlock begin! Obama/Boehner are neither holders of ‘divine right’, so do as We The People expect of you!! If Boehner wants to play ball with ‘the boy-king’, let him do it all by himself, in the cavernous silence of an empty chamber!


33 posted on 12/12/2012 5:46:37 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: drewh

I have seen this one before. The GOP always backs down a lot quicker when their Christmas vacation is at stake.


34 posted on 12/12/2012 5:50:52 PM PST by Revel
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To: jimbo123

Precisely.


35 posted on 12/12/2012 5:50:58 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: headstamp 2
Indeed. Obama is on cruise control now, Boehner has no leverage because Obama will be fine with a no-solution outcome. He knows he can blame any outcome on the gop no matter what it is.
36 posted on 12/12/2012 5:54:23 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: drewh
obango a community organizer and boner a former bartender deciding on the fate of a nation. What the hell is going on?
37 posted on 12/12/2012 7:03:40 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: cotton1706
They should pass a full extension of all the tax rates and adjourn.
Agree...Better Yet; RUSH suggested that GOP (ALL) must ..
submit the Klintoon's spending plans/rates of late '90s
while MOCKING NAZIs "Botox" Pelosi / Dirthy Reid "double stds."

38 posted on 12/13/2012 12:59:04 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: Yosemitest; All
Newt Gingrich for Speaker of the House, AGAIN !!!
That's a great Idea...
It would make Liberals' heads POP!

39 posted on 12/13/2012 1:03:47 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: skinkinthegrass
I like your graphic.
It's great.
40 posted on 12/13/2012 3:11:53 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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