Skip to comments.Boehner Fiscal Cliff 'Plan B' Rejected by GOP Caucus, House to Recess for Christmas
Posted on 12/20/2012 5:16:50 PM PST by kristinn
Capitol Hill reporters on Twitter writing Speaker Boehner has dropped Plan B fiscal cliff vote tongiht after revolt from House Republican caucus. House will recess until after Christmas.
After raucus closed dooor House GOP meeting, Boehner says House has already passed bills to cut spending and taxes to avert fiscal cliff and the ball is the court of the Senate and President Obama.
Yep, the GOP tax collectors for Obama and Pelosi won. Our taxes go up now.
Man he has it easy.
Next step, new Speaker.
I’d like to see what’s in Rimshot Joe Biden’s “Preparation H” fiscal cliff bill.
A question will all those who claimed that this tax cut bill was raising taxes be surprised when our taxes go up as a result of its defeat?
Any of them?
Did any of them believe what they were posting?
Okay, now what?
Reid passes a bill through the senate to preserve the Bush tax cuts for $250k and below, and then dares the House to reject it? Is it too much to presume that Boehner would be as smart as Reid and simply never bring such a bill to the floor of the House?
Your premise is inaccurate. It wasn't a tax cut bill, it was a bill to keep taxes where they are.
If we already passed bills to cut spending and taxes, how is this bad?
From what I heard on Fox just now they couldn’t pass “plan b” because the reps would not go against their vow not to raise taxes.
What am I missing?
Yup, heard the news. Boehner loses....
No matter what Boehner and the Republicans do, they will get all the blame for the damage to this economy and the markets from going off the cliff. Not even the slightest criticism will disturb the individual in the White House or his party.
These are dark times. Orwell would be in awe at the manipulation of reality here.
Thanks for clarifying, it's too easy to get caught up in their double speak and get off message.
Dow futures down 277 (not a mistype) as we speak.
Look out below
DOW Futures Down 254. Guess we’ve make our own little Apoolypse haven’t we.
Pre markets are down
Dow - down 220
S&P - down 24
NASDAQ - down 42
Okay, so why does Mark Levin say this is a good thing?
Except for those making over $1 million per year
Cavuto said to keep an eye on the Asian markets tonight.
Damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Dems want tax increases for EVERYONE..even that Commie schmuck said so..so now they will get what they want, tax increases for everyone, and they will get to blame Republicans for it..so they get the best of both worlds
I thought that was plan b?
This bill would have protected middle class small business...restaurant franchise owners and the like. Now these businesses will have to fire employees.
At least you are not claiming that this was a tax increase bill.
That was the lie that killed the bill.
Now our taxes go up. On the Marxist channel Ed Schultz and CO are cheering this defeat right now, their work done on the GOP inside
Was typing so fast forgot to name the schmuck..Howard Dean
Maybe the Mayans were on to something.
Agree on the sequestration and the supercommittee.
Gingrich called them on it immediately..so did Cain.
Right ... who has the backbone to rally the troops?
Dems are dancing in the aisles not that their Dem-lite surrogate has handed them what they want.
Beohner has been unimpressive from the start.
Yep they will get the blame from low-information voters and the press. But I am tired of politicians who know better being so scared of stupid people and corrupt people. Instead they need to speak the truth of the matter to these people in the same way that Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin and Thomas Sowell explain these issues, and let the chips fall where they may.
S&P’s have fallen out of bed. I guess jerking all those junior Tea Partiers out of committee roles wasn’t such a good idea, eh, Boehner...
That’s what they didn’t vote on tonight because Boehner didn’t have enough GOP votes
why would the dems have accepted it even if it passed the House. Reid would just have let it die in the Senate like all the other House GOP bills. I don’t really see the big deal here. what really changed with this going down?
The GOP just gave it to him
Fire Him, Put him back into a normal seat, without any committees... Elect a New Speaker!
I think you meant that for Deo volente
It could have been any of those commie schmucks
Thsnks for your help.
I need to study up some more on this, it’s difficult to keep up with it some times.
The Dems would have blocked the bill in the Senate anyway..this bill was garbage anyway..taxing ANYONE during a recession is a horrible horrible idea..at least some in the GOP have a spine to say no to this nonsense but the media will do what it always does, blame the Republicans when taxes go up(But fail to mention how the Dems want the taxes to go up on EVERYONE)..its a lose lose situation..when you have a moron watching this on TV who voted for Obama for the freebies it wont matter to them anyway
The smartest thing the Repellican Party could do is adopt the Tea Party completely and help the Tea Party to refine and polish it's candidates into principled winners without the expensive consultant/lobbyist industry types. Candidates with focus, sincerity and disgression coupled with able expression will go far to restore the republic's respectability!!!
Put the "professional" Repellican to work raising money for a respectable, worthwhile series of winning campaigns that we conservatives don't turn on (against) at the drop of a hat!!!
Instead of constant bichin an gripin all the time, let's put together a series of bigger and bigger wins till our movement wins it all, once again!!!
We've got to wipe out these "Oh (BLEEP!) moments," once and for all time!!!
You make enough to pay taxes on? Be thankful.
I haven't seen positive income in 3 years.
Since Romney was nominated, I knew that whichever way it went, my customers were going to get creamed, and me with them.
The words “Fiscal Cliff” are a joke anyway..we already went off the damn cliff years ago when Obama started spending us to oblivion..we already went off the cliff
1. Because the Senate wasn'[t going to pass the House bill anyway. The Dems want to go over the cliff.
2. Because the Republican House was going to blamed for the calamity in any event, regardless of any action they took.
3. Because it demonstrates the GOP caucus has not lost sight of why they were elected -- they retain at least a shred of principle and honor.
4. Because it means that, in all liklihood, Boehner's service as Speaker has come to an end. This serves as a rousing vote of "no confidence".
I know the democRATS would have blocked it, but then the onus would be on them to come back with something or they would have looked like the ones sending us over the cliff.
The conservative GOP members didn’t vote for it because of the lack of sufficient spending cuts
I guess if you believe in the Constitution, unalienable rights and not killing the economy by bargaining with a dictator you’re a purist. Who knew?
We need spending cuts..Dems want to keep on feeding their freeloading moronic supporters so they keep on voting Dem..media will say that Republicans are holding the middle class hostage, blaa blaa blaa this nonsense will never end
It would have depended on reaction if it passed.
If the GOP passed it and were able to follow it up with the message that they DID raise taxes on millionaires and protected most small businesses and that the Dems had earlier said they wanted a "millionaire's tax" then Reid might have come under pressure to pass a similar one.
At the very least I think the Senate would have been pressured to reconcile it with a bill that previously passed in the Senate which would result in a bill much better than the one the WH wants.
Even if the House voted it, Plan B was just political cover and could never become law.
Boehner’s problem is he has no personality and can’t win the PR war no matter what he does.
onus on them? good one. the media would have covered for Obama and the dems like they always do. There’d have been no onus.
that’s the same attitude Israel had when they left Gaza and Lebanon. Now the world we’ll see who acted and we’ll get credit down the road. Right.
This has all been a show so far. Nothing real will happen until around Dec 31 ar 5 PM. Then things will start to get real.
I don't think the GOP will get too far with that line of argument, that is why those who defeated this bill called it a tax increase bill instead of what it was, now our taxes go up.
What is your education and career experience since you volunteered the subject?
So right, we need a ton of spending cuts - Boehner should have put enough of them in there to get all of the GOP behind it - he thought he would get some democRAT votes, he should have known he wouldn’t get those.