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Boehner says he's open to negotiations with President Obama on avoiding 'fiscal cliff'
NY Post ^ | 12/21/12 | Associated Press

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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1 posted on 12/21/2012 12:13:21 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

“Please Mr. President save my sorry ass!”


2 posted on 12/21/2012 12:18:20 PM PST by AU72
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To: All

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.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 12:21:15 PM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: jimbo123
Boner just has to try and resurrect his image on this. His illusion of actually being 'open' 'thoughtful' and that he 'really cares' about America and his constituents.

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.

4 posted on 12/21/2012 12:21:38 PM PST by Gaffer
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The Republican leader spoke the morning after he was forced by his members to abandon legislation

This republican is no leader. He needs to go.

5 posted on 12/21/2012 12:24:14 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: jimbo123

Just the latest act in the never-ending show ...

6 posted on 12/21/2012 12:25:57 PM PST by Zakeet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage - Mencken)
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To: FatherofFive
This republican is no leader.

This "leader" is no Republican

Fixed it.

7 posted on 12/21/2012 12:25:57 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: jimbo123

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.


8 posted on 12/21/2012 12:26:47 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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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.


9 posted on 12/21/2012 12:31:24 PM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Son House

It would have increased political pressure on Obama to cut more spending.


10 posted on 12/21/2012 12:31:38 PM PST by what's up
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To: AU72
Here's the headline I'd like to see:

Obama says he's open to negotiations with Speaker Boehner on avoiding having his allowance cut by $1.1 trillion


11 posted on 12/21/2012 12:32:35 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: jimbo123
Boehner says he's open to negotiations with President Obama on avoiding 'fiscal cliff'

WHY???

12 posted on 12/21/2012 12:32:45 PM PST by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: Hoodat

If the House had passed the cutoff at $1M that may have been the headline you would have seen today.


13 posted on 12/21/2012 12:34:00 PM PST by what's up
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To: AU72

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.


14 posted on 12/21/2012 12:38:04 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: jimbo123
Bone-Head John Boehner's got to go.
It's time to bring back Speaker Newt Gingrich AGAIN.
At least Newt has a PLAN !
15 posted on 12/21/2012 12:42:35 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Son House

Exactly! That’s the crux of it right there. I’m so glad we have some courageous house members.


16 posted on 12/21/2012 12:44:48 PM PST by rudabaga
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To: jimbo123
Stockholm syndrome.

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.

17 posted on 12/21/2012 12:49:18 PM PST by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: jimbo123

Breaking News Video. Boehner backing down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM0I8nTbSJI

And here we have the GOP circle Jerk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7QVA-MqbcU


18 posted on 12/21/2012 1:06:21 PM PST by Revel
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How do you negotiate with some one who's motto is "Debt to Amerikkka"?

Grow up Boner! How do you want to go down in history? As an accomplice?

19 posted on 12/21/2012 1:11:47 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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Nothing happens till taxes go up jan 1st, then the real game begins.

This was just warm up for the main show.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 1:17:50 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Damn, Boner, just say no to Obama.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 1:48:52 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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