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Boehner to GOP: Prepare for 'Plan B' on Fiscal Cliff
NationalJournal ^ | December 18, 2012 | Billy House

Posted on 12/18/2012 7:52:12 AM PST by Cheerio

House Speaker John Boehner told rank-and-file Republicans that they should consider a “Plan B” on how to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff.

House leadership sources say the option would be for the chamber to pass a plan letting top tax rates increase on income over $1 million only.

The House would then send that bill, along with a House-passed bill extending the current tax rates enacted under former President George W. Bush for everyone, and leave it up to the Senate to decide.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: boehner; obama; tax
“For weeks, Senate Republicans--and a growing number of you--have been pushing for us to pivot to a 'Plan B.' I think there's a better way,” Boehner told GOP members at a meeting on Tuesday, according to his office.

But Boehner added: “The White House just can't seem to bring itself to agree to a 'balanced' approach, and time is running short. Taxes are going up on everyone on Jan. 1. They're baked into current law. And we have to stop whatever tax rate increases we can.”



Few details were provided on what the House would do on other items, such as the scheduled billions of dollars of cuts to defense and domestic programs known as the sequester. One House Republican source said that the chamber would seek to push those into next year, and freeze some other programs into the new year.

What a surprise - Republicans CAVE!!!!

1 posted on 12/18/2012 7:52:19 AM PST by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

Yes Plan B

As in Beeeach!


2 posted on 12/18/2012 7:54:54 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Semi-automatic rifles weren't used, so lets ban semi-automatic rifles to stop the madness. /s)
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To: Cheerio
"....and leave it up to the Senate to decide."

Boehner passes on leadership and defers to Dingy Harry? Is he out of his mind?
Will the rank-and-file House Repubs let him get away with that?

3 posted on 12/18/2012 7:55:57 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Cheerio

Wrong my friend. The GOP will send a bill that will be rejected by both the Senate and The WH.

The WH has already rejected it. There is no cave since there is no deal.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 7:56:09 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Cheerio

B = Bend over?


5 posted on 12/18/2012 7:57:50 AM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Psalm 73

No the Senate will reject it. The WH has said no already. THERE IS NO PLAN B so to speak!


6 posted on 12/18/2012 7:57:57 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: DoughtyOne

Plan A: Boner caves.

Plan B: Boner caves.

But then again, I’m not sensitive to the subtle nuances of inside-the-Beltway politics.


7 posted on 12/18/2012 7:58:24 AM PST by Arm_Bears (The MSM lies about conservatives; and it lies about liberals.)
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To: Cheerio

GOP: Getting Old, People.

Done with these spineless jellyfish.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 8:00:35 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Cheerio

Publish all the details of the negotiations. Transcripts, notes, etc!


9 posted on 12/18/2012 8:01:43 AM PST by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians vote or are Democrats.)
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To: Cheerio
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10 posted on 12/18/2012 8:02:32 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Cheerio

Boner need a paper towel to wipe “Obama” off of his chin.


11 posted on 12/18/2012 8:05:22 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Cheerio
much simpler plan ~ simply REFUSE TO PAY THE TAX INCREASES.

IRS doesn't have enough agents to deal with that, nor are the federal courts sufficient to send folks to jail.

12 posted on 12/18/2012 8:06:35 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Love Brokeback Nation!

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/latest-fiscal-abyss-band-aid-increase-taxes-on-400k-and-above-cut-1-22t-in-spending/


13 posted on 12/18/2012 8:11:45 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: Cheerio

This vote is nothing more than a test vote to see who will vote for
Boneheads tax plan and who won’t. Those who vote no will be threatened
and bribed and singled out for strong arming.
Nothing more.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 8:13:40 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Cheerio

I’m all for Plan “B”...

If the “B” is for “Bachmann”!!!!

http://dailycurrant.com/2012/12/12/bachmann-challenge-bohener-gop-leadership/


15 posted on 12/18/2012 8:14:42 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: Cheerio

The Spelunkers finally get to cave.

...with baited breath.


16 posted on 12/18/2012 8:19:02 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Boner need a paper towel to wipe “Obama” off of his chin.

At the very least he should save the dress!

17 posted on 12/18/2012 8:20:07 AM PST by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: muawiyah

We are seriously considering maxing out all our pre - tax contributions to every such account available to us.

This means we would have to live very frugally for the next year, but it would minimize the taxes going to this government.

Of course, if Obama chooses to confiscate these funds, for the greater good doncha know, then we have lost.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 8:21:33 AM PST by MustKnowHistory
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To: Cheerio
Do you really thnk there is a lot of choice?? Obama and the Senate will approve what they want.

The House can send 1000 bills to no avail.

THAT'S HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS!!

19 posted on 12/18/2012 8:25:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
Drudge-
he adopts Pelosi's plan

20 posted on 12/18/2012 8:42:52 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: Perdogg

This plan b is nothing more than a test vote on increasing taxes.
Bonehead and Cantor want to know who will vote for Tax Increases
and who won’t. Then he can threaten and bribe the ones who don’t
vote for tax increases.
This is a loyalty vote to Bonehead. Nothing more.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 9:19:46 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: massmike

Bachman for Speaker is the best news I have had for over six months. Go Michele!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 12/18/2012 9:47:58 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio
Stop already! This is all about Public Relations! We lose either way - fiscal cliff - our fault; do a deal - GOP caves.

This is a middle ground - at least we can say we passed a bill that stops the vast majority of taxes from going up and Reid and Obama would not pass it. It isn't much cover, but it's all we have. See how quickly they panned it - they know it looks better for the GOP.

I know- we already passed similar laws that sit collecting dust in the Senate. This is a little different, because even the “Jaywalking” masses are paying a little attention (at least those few that pay taxes).

23 posted on 12/18/2012 9:50:16 AM PST by dan on the right
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To: dan on the right
Agree. Question is...can Boehner get enough votes.

Many on the right will presumably not go for it. But some Dems will.

24 posted on 12/18/2012 12:19:13 PM PST by what's up
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