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Obama to Boehner: ‘You Get Nothing — I Get That for Free’
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 12/23/2012 4:40:22 PM PST by lowbridge

A Wall Street Journal report detailing the broken-down status of talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on the year-end “fiscal cliff” reveals that Obama threatened to use both his inaugural and State of the Union speeches to blame Republicans if there’s no deal.

Negotiations reportedly came to a standstill after Boehner proposed increasing the tax rate on top earners:

Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn’t reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his State of the Union speech to tell the country the Republicans were at fault.

At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, “I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?”

“You get nothing,” the president said. “I get that for free.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; bushtaxcuts; fiscalcliff; johnboehner; misshimyet; obama; obamacare; sourcetitlenoturl; zerocare
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1 posted on 12/23/2012 4:40:27 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

No wonder Americans are scared and losing confidence!
http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/loss-of-confidence-currency-hoarding-and-the-crash-in-homeowner-equity/


2 posted on 12/23/2012 4:43:08 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: lowbridge

I Boner had any testicular fortitude, the House would pass a spending bill with 50% across the board spending cuts and go home.


3 posted on 12/23/2012 4:43:46 PM PST by GoDuke
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To: lowbridge

How Mugabe-esque!


4 posted on 12/23/2012 4:44:01 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( Boehner, our Vichy Speaker)
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To: lowbridge

Like all good Commie/Marxists, Barry loves a FREE ride!


5 posted on 12/23/2012 4:54:15 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: lowbridge

I can’t stand either one of those SOB’s...


6 posted on 12/23/2012 4:58:44 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GoDuke
Exactly. The purse strings lie in the House of Representatives. Boehner is a f'ing drunk loser who is to worried about being liked in between binges to know he can muzzle Obama in half a heartbeat and there is not a damn thing zero or that dirty commie Reid can do about it..

7 posted on 12/23/2012 5:02:19 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: lowbridge

With no spending cuts and the crippling of the top brackets to make use of their available capitol to grow the economy, Zer0 is making sure America stays in the ditch. You can confiscate 100 percent of the top brackets’ earnings and that will only pay for the cost of government for 91 days. We need an economy that is growing fast enough so that it pays for 100 percent of the cost of government. This will only come with low taxes and regulatory reform that reduces the cost of business. Anything else are lies and deception.


8 posted on 12/23/2012 5:05:40 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: lowbridge

The headline quote is actually funny.


9 posted on 12/23/2012 5:09:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: lowbridge

When are all the spending bills set to expire?


10 posted on 12/23/2012 5:12:09 PM PST by petitfour
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To: lowbridge

I frankly don’t see a problem. The Democrats have said for years that the tax cuts were “Bush’s tax cuts for the rich”, so what’s the problem if those tax cuts for the rich expire and their taxes go up?? /s

Why the Hell haven’t the Republicans been shouting that from the roof tops??


11 posted on 12/23/2012 5:12:50 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: lowbridge
The first time I read the transcript of these leaked negotiation meetings, I thought to myself: So Barry is an a**hole, but we knew that already."
12 posted on 12/23/2012 5:13:08 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: lowbridge

Know what else you get for free Barry - title of being the worst POTUS evah!


13 posted on 12/23/2012 5:15:09 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: GoDuke

Instead, Bonehead and Cantor tried to corrupt and who-do conservatives.
Thank god the leaderships jack-thug, Pelosi style arm twisting didn’t work.


14 posted on 12/23/2012 5:21:25 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: lowbridge
In that case, the logical thing to do would be to take it back.

Boner is not logical, however.

15 posted on 12/23/2012 5:33:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: lowbridge

Since when did NObama need an excuse to blame Republicans? There can be no deal when one side refuses to “deal” but will only agree on capitulation. Besides, there is no “going over the cliff” because we have gone over long ago. Really, 16 trillion in debt and we pretend to want to pay it back? That will never happen. Our kids and grandkids are doomed to ever increasing taxes.


16 posted on 12/23/2012 5:45:46 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: lowbridge

Republicans - get a BACKBONE and fight.

And you better get ready for one bitter fight over gun control.


17 posted on 12/23/2012 6:12:40 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: GoDuke

But also re-instate the Bush tax cuts for all and de-fund obamacare.


18 posted on 12/23/2012 6:20:49 PM PST by duffee (Newt Gingrich for Speaker)
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To: lowbridge

If the President appears for the SOTU at the invitation of the Speaker of the House...

RESCIND THE INVITATION!

Let him submit it in writing, or do it from the Oval Orifice. Or, better yet, from his favorite hang: the golf course.


19 posted on 12/23/2012 6:25:57 PM PST by Christian4Bush (The USSA. Born 7/4/1776. Committed suicide 11/6/2012.)
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Why can’t this guy take this line, stand in front of a TV camera, and ask the american people to just revolt ?

Just take these criminals down. We are being held hostage !


20 posted on 12/23/2012 6:26:44 PM PST by Celerity
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