Skip to comments.House Conservatives: Blame for Fiscal Cliff ‘Rests Squarely on Boehner’s Shoulders’
Posted on 12/12/2012 11:54:45 PM PST by Olog-hai
House conservatives believe there is no good proposal put forth by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) or President Obama to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff and blame for the current Republican position rests squarely on Boehners shoulders.
Lets do something thats real unusual in this town. Lets talk about accountability. I dont care whoever you are. The position the speakers in right nowif theres any blame to be placed, its squarely on his shoulders, said Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.).
Theres no deal on the table from either side that is a good deal for the American people. Not one deal, said Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said Wednesday at a press conference with several House conservatives.
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John Boehner: our bulwark against tyranny.
So Obama is standing there over the corpse of our economy with a smoking gun and points to John Boenher screaming “he did it”, and they’re all buying it.
If you don’t think our feckless GOP and GOP leadership is part of the problem, you’re not paying attention.
Hint: we couldn’t be borrowing 40 cents on every dollar without the House going along with it.
The GOP sold Obama the gun without doing a thorough background check.
The “blame” for the fiscal cliff (ie, no deal) lies on the skinny shoulders of the potus
The democrats OWN this one, not the GOP, and anger at Boehner should not cause any republicans or fair minded person to blame John Boehner for failing to cave to obama’s ridiculous demands... $1.6 TRILLION in tax hikes and NO CUTS
How do you “negotiate” with a spoiled 14 yr old having a tantrum?
Agreed. This “blame Boenher” thing is just another example of the freudian projection that has become a time worn tactic of the dem playbook of dirty tricks.
While Landry is complaining about Boehner, I bet at the end of the day, he’ll vote for him to be speaker anyway. What good does it do to complain if your not going to do anything to replace Boehner?(someone other than Boehner, please run for house speaker seat).
I do not know what kind of "blame" they are talking about. The "fiscal cliff" is owned by the "tax and spend" Democrats. The Democrats exist to increase taxes (like a fish loves water), and then blame the Republicans.
If the Republicans agree to raise taxes, then there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats in my opinion. When the Republicans in Virginia raised taxes, I moved to "Independent" status; saves me money.
Bush, for allowing his tax cuts to contain a sunset. Boehner, for going along with Simpson-Bowles. Us, for being fooled by “compassionate” conservatism. Plenty of blame to go around.
Thought this video was ridiculous (and funny) when it came out. But if we are going to spread the blame it’s time to start blaming parts of the public. Most thought this video was over the top but now I believe a-holes like this shouldn’t get away with it. These are the idiots that will blame only BONER when Obama is the most responsible of the last 4 years.
Who agreed to the cliff to begin with?
Who has had a year to come up with a plan?
Who just said they would agree to an 850 Billion dollar tax increase?
Yet who is electing Boehner to be Speaker again?
The blame is not on one sholder, there is plenty to go around, but of course the major burden is on the Speaker, and he is a major part of the problem.
obama in front of the press corpse whining about dire consequences if the law HE SIGNED becomes effective, reminds me of the sheriff holding the gun to his own head in Blazing Saddles
remember that scene?
Solution - New Party
BHO does not want a solution--he WANTS economic chaos. Blame Obama.
This eating our own has to stop.
Exactly, and this headline is pure idiocy.
OK, I'm a realist and don't expect this to really happen because the MSM is protecting the worst president ever in the history of the US but to blame this all on Boehner is a lie.
The blame for the fiscal cliff lies with the republican house which passed two bills, the democratic senate which passed two bills, and President Obama who signed two bills.
The first bill was a tax bill, which extended the Bush tax cuts for two years, and scheduled them to expire in January of 2013.
A majority of both republicans and democrats voted for this bill: “On December 15, the Senate passed the compromise package with an 8119 vote, with large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans supporting it. Near midnight of December 16, the House passed it 277148, with it getting only a modest majority among Democrats and a large majority among Republicans (of the 148 votes against the bill in the House, 112 were cast by Democrats and only 36 by Republicans)”
The second bill was a debt ceiling bill, which increased the debt ceiling, in exchange for mandatory 10% cuts in spending equally spread between non-defense and defense spending.
A majority of republicans supported this in the house and senate. Democrats tied in the house, and a majority voted yes in the senate:
“The House passed the Budget Control Act on August 1, 2011 by a vote of 269161. 174 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted for it, while 66 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted against it.” “The Senate passed the Act on August 2, 2011 by a vote of 7426. 6 Democrats and 19 Republicans voted against it.”
President Obama signed both bills.
So, that is who is to blame for the fiscal cliff. It is the result of bills supported and passed by both parties, and signed by the current President.
Sure, NOW they say it is horrible, and must be changed. If so, why did they pass these bills in the first place? Stop passing things that are bad for America. This isn’t a natural disaster, it is an INTENDED result of legislation.
A majority of republicans voted for both these bills in both the house and senate.
The blame here is that the republican leader is responsible for presenting the republican plan, and there is no republican plan.
If you are going to say that the democrats have a bad plan, you need to put out your own plan. Right now, they can’t vote on the alternate republican plan, because there is no alternate republican plan.
Boehner instead has decided to skip the whole “pass a republican plan”, and go straight to “get an agreement so we only have to vote on that”.
I believe politically his thought is that if they only vote for the compromise, it can’t be held against them by democrats in 2014, and that republicans will be so outraged by the democrats and obamacare by then that they will vote republican no matter what happens.
If they instead pass their own plan, it will have to have significant cuts, especially if they are trying to replace the defense cuts with other cuts. Every cut will be highlighted the next two years to show how republicans hate the poor and middle class, and were willing to destroy them to help keep rich people happy.
Boehner thinks first that this could hurt us, and that somehow if he plays this right, the democrats WON’T just say those things anyway.
Flake appears to be saying that he just wants to stop playing games, and present the actual plan we have, no matter how unpopular it is. Lets vote on it, so we can say we tried, before we compromise.
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