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Next Move Is Obama’s After Boehner’s Tax Plan Fails (McConnell preparing to surrender?)
NY Times ^ | 12/21/12 | JACKIE CALMES

Posted on 12/21/2012 7:37:22 AM PST by jimbo123

With House Republicans’ revolt over their leader’s tax plan the evening before, President Obama on Friday faced the challenge of finding a new tax-and-spending solution — perhaps working now with Senate Republicans — to prevent a looming fiscal crisis in January.

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Officials in the administration and Congress, and in both parties, suggested the likeliest route was for Mr. Obama to seek a bipartisan accord with Senator Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who is the Senate majority leader, and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate Republican minority leader, and hope that it could get through the House under deadline pressure. Last year, when the president and Mr. Boehner were at an impasse over getting Congress to approve the essential increase in the nation’s borrowing limit, it was the wily Mr. McConnell who first suggested the legislative way out of the mess.

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1 posted on 12/21/2012 7:37:33 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Looks like a great chess move. Let’s see if the dictator in charge asks for more power?


2 posted on 12/21/2012 7:44:51 AM PST by existentially_kuffer
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To: jimbo123

Guess what, Barry....all tax and appropriation bills must originate in the House of Representatives. The Senate can’t do crap without it.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 7:44:51 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123

“McConnell enlisted in the 100th Division (Training), U.S. Army Reserve, in Louisville, Kentucky, during his final semester of law school. He did six months active service at Fort Knox, thereafter serving the active reserve.[7] He received an early discharge for optic neuritis, which is a common manifestation of multiple sclerosis.[8] However, it is unknown if he has multiple sclerosis.”
“Boehner enlisted in the United States Navy but was honorably discharged after eight weeks because of a bad back”
HUMMM do I see a PATTERN here?


4 posted on 12/21/2012 7:45:24 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: jimbo123

I’ll be interested to see what Reid and 0 come up with. They might talk ‘bi-partisanship’, but really.


5 posted on 12/21/2012 7:45:41 AM PST by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians vote or are Democrats.)
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To: jimbo123

It is less accurate to say “Boehner’s tax plan failed,” than to say, “the DemocRats rejected their own tax plan in order to escalate their political war on the GOP and their economic war on the middle class.”


6 posted on 12/21/2012 7:46:50 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: jimbo123
Last year, when the president and Mr. Boehner were at an impasse over getting Congress to approve the essential increase in the nation’s borrowing limit, it was the wily Mr. McConnell who first suggested the legislative way out of the mess.

Yep, "sequestration" and the failed "Supercommittee." Thanks Mitch!

7 posted on 12/21/2012 7:47:57 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123

“Last year, when the president and Mr. Boehner were at an impasse over getting Congress to approve the essential increase in the nation’s borrowing limit, it was the wily Mr. McConnell who first suggested the legislative way out of the mess.”

The wily Mr. McConnell came up with ridiculous plan to allow the debt ceiling to increase automatically in two installments unless two thirds of both bodies stopped it. and even if they did vote to stop it, Obama would have vetoed the stoppage. It was a sham all along, but the press thinks that McConnell is brilliant.

McConnell came up with this plan at the very instant that the House was voting for Cut, Cap and Balance. It was done intentionally to undermine the conservatives in House who wanted actual spending cuts and a balanced budget.

And if we all recall, it was called “Plan B” at the time.

McConnel and his allies in the Senate were desperate to prevent the House from acting. Because that meant that the Senate would have to act, and they never want to work or take a stand on anything. And of course, Boehner then undermined the members of his own body by going along with McConnell’s plan. And here we are, and they’re once again turning to McConnell to save the day.

But McConnell won’t be able to get conservatives in the House to sell out. And Boehner’s influence over them is gone. The republican leadership will now have to depend on their buddies the democrats to get their bills through the Congress.


8 posted on 12/21/2012 7:49:36 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: jimbo123
Why is it always up to Republicans to solve the problems? Boehner is running around trying to figure out how to sell out the country, and Obama just sits there and says “ Nope, not good enough”

There is absolutely no dissention among the Democrats. They are all in lock-step with Obama.

It’s long past time for the Republicans to just say FU and go home for Christmas.

9 posted on 12/21/2012 7:51:09 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: cotton1706

McConnell neutered DeMint during the process, too. DeMint said he would filibuster and then got slapped by McConnell and went into hiding until the vote and didn’t filibuster. McConnell needs to be PRIMARIED, regardless of whatever deal he cuts with Obama and Reid.


10 posted on 12/21/2012 7:53:13 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: US Navy Vet

No, no need to attack his military service. McConnell had childhood polio and it left him with lots of physical problems, including severe asthma. His illnesses and unfitness for military duty are real, so let’s not go there.


11 posted on 12/21/2012 7:53:24 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123

12 posted on 12/21/2012 7:55:32 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Timber Rattler

My post STANDS, NOOB!


13 posted on 12/21/2012 7:56:10 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Obama knows (or thinks he knows) that if no deal is reached and we “go over the fiscal cliff” and bad things happen Boehner will not be Speaker after the mid-term elections. The voters can’t punish Obama so they will punish the Republicans prodded massively by the MSM.


14 posted on 12/21/2012 7:56:20 AM PST by bkepley
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To: US Navy Vet

“Boehner enlisted in the United States Navy but was honorably discharged after eight weeks because of a bad back”

Caused by the absence of a spine?


15 posted on 12/21/2012 7:58:04 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

It would seem to me that if any of the dems would have supported Bonehead’s stance, he would have opened up the floor to a full house vote. The fact he had less than 90% support in his caucus and none on the commie side of the aisle is quite telling to all except the MSM. Any informed person can see what is happening, the left and left of center’s don’t want to compromise one iota. Funny how the only ones who get nailed on this are the GOPs who cannot find their political ass with both hands.


16 posted on 12/21/2012 8:07:53 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: jimbo123

I say: "Hey democrats!"...



17 posted on 12/21/2012 8:09:08 AM PST by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Your standing post is low class. Attack McConnell for his RINOism, not his polio and paralysis.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 8:10:02 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123
I'm sad to say it but this represents nothing more than Kabuki. Neither side really wants to cut any spending, and they've both discovered that the gov't can print as much paper money as they want.

Until we go over the real cliff, but hey, by then Boehner will be the overpaid nominal head of some conservative think tank and Obama will be writing his memoirs in Hawaii. Boehner and Obama have more in common than either one has in common with those of us who work and pay for all this. This entire episode is insulting to anyone who has more than one active brain cell and only makes me embarrassed to admit that I contributed money to the Republicans and bothered to vote in the last election.

19 posted on 12/21/2012 8:19:27 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
It is less accurate to say “Boehner’s tax plan failed,”....

Could it possibly be that a promise NOT to raise taxes period is being honored here?

20 posted on 12/21/2012 8:24:40 AM PST by yoe
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To: Mouton
"the left and left of center’s don’t want to compromise one iota"

Bump, that is the real story here, but do not expect the Marxist media to report that.

21 posted on 12/21/2012 8:26:23 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Sooth2222
Neither side really wants to cut any spending, and they've both discovered that the gov't can print as much paper money as they want.

Bingo!
22 posted on 12/21/2012 8:27:34 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: yoe

By Boehner you mean?

If so, I don’t think so.

His job first and foremost is to serve the GOP. Currently, the GOP is playing the “good cop” role.

But both parties have the same ultimate goal: grow government.

In order to grow government, they must expand their ‘services.’

In order to expand their ‘services,’ they must increase tax revenue.

Rush is right. The DemocRats are using this issue to raise taxes so that next year they can reduce taxes by some negligible amount and thereby take from the GOP the claim that the GOP is the party of lower taxes.

We are the casualties of their political war.


23 posted on 12/21/2012 8:49:58 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

““Boehner enlisted in the United States Navy but was honorably discharged after eight weeks because of a bad back”

Caused by the absence of a spine?”

LOL!!!!! Excellent! :-)


24 posted on 12/21/2012 9:12:57 AM PST by MNGal
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