Skip to comments.Boehner to GOP: Prepare for 'Plan B' on Fiscal Cliff
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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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!!!!
Yes Plan B
As in Beeeach!
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?
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.
B = Bend over?
No the Senate will reject it. The WH has said no already. THERE IS NO PLAN B so to speak!
Plan A: Boner caves.
Plan B: Boner caves.
But then again, I’m not sensitive to the subtle nuances of inside-the-Beltway politics.
GOP: Getting Old, People.
Done with these spineless jellyfish.
Publish all the details of the negotiations. Transcripts, notes, etc!
Boner need a paper towel to wipe “Obama” off of his chin.
IRS doesn't have enough agents to deal with that, nor are the federal courts sufficient to send folks to jail.
Love Brokeback Nation!
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.
I’m all for Plan “B”...
If the “B” is for “Bachmann”!!!!
The Spelunkers finally get to cave.
...with baited breath.
At the very least he should save the dress!
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.
The House can send 1000 bills to no avail.
THAT'S HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS!!
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.
Bachman for Speaker is the best news I have had for over six months. Go Michele!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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).
Many on the right will presumably not go for it. But some Dems will.