Skip to comments.Boehner says he's open to negotiations with President Obama on avoiding 'fiscal cliff'
Posted on 12/21/2012 12:13:15 PM PST by jimbo123
House Speaker John Boehner signaled on Friday he's still open to negotiations with President Barack Obama on avoiding across-the-board tax increases set to hit taxpayers Jan. 1, but sounded pessimistic about reaching a grand deal with the president.
"How we get there, God only knows," Boehner told a Capitol Hill news conference just hours after his rank-and-file handed him a stunning tactical defeat.
The Republican leader spoke the morning after he was forced by his members to abandon legislation that would have raised taxes on incomes above $1 million. "We didn't have the votes to pass it," Boehner said glumly.
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“Please Mr. President save my sorry ass!”
The Boehner Plan B passing higher tax rates on millionaires will increase the tax a few individuals have to pay, it will not increase tax revenues to the treasury.
He has to do this, to not piss off Obama and the Democrats so much they don't give him any money with which to buy his constituents' votes again.
To this end, he'll cave on the very next 'offer' (actually a final demand) that Obama sends down to him. He'll think he'll come out okay and his seat is safe in 2014, but he'll be wrong. A crying little bitch. A bitch that is too damned stupid to push Obama to the edge like he should be.
One day, the producers of this country will just plain give up. Sheaves rotting, fields laying fallow, crops unpicked by their "migrant undocumented workers", milk unmilked and so on. Why? It just ain't gonna be worth it no more when you can get an EBT card, Section 8, SNAP, ETIC, and an Obama phone.
This republican is no leader. He needs to go.
Just the latest act in the never-ending show ...
This "leader" is no Republican
Boehner is desperately trying to throw away the ace that he holds. Obama can’t do jack if the debt ceiling is not raised. Why should he be chasing after Obama? Make Obama come to him.
Obama must be getting off on this spectacle, Republican leaders groveling before him.....pleading for crumbs.....Boehner looks like he’s about cry again....in desperate need of a stiff drink and a cigarette.
What a pathetic spectacle. We need a wartime consiglieri.
It would have increased political pressure on Obama to cut more spending.
If the House had passed the cutoff at $1M that may have been the headline you would have seen today.
If Tammy Faye can’t get Plan B passed how does he think he will get some total cave in passed? Thats what his negotiation with Obama will be.
Exactly! That’s the crux of it right there. I’m so glad we have some courageous house members.
Beohner thinks he can negotiate with the enemy.
For God's sake and ours he's got to hold his ground or our country doesn't stand a chance.
If he doesn't understand Obama's socialist upbringing, somebody needs to tell him.
Breaking News Video. Boehner backing down.
And here we have the GOP circle Jerk.
Grow up Boner! How do you want to go down in history? As an accomplice?
Nothing happens till taxes go up jan 1st, then the real game begins.
This was just warm up for the main show.