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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.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; bushtaxcuts; fiscalcliff; johnboehner; misshimyet; obama; obamacare; sourcetitlenoturl; zerocare

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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To: All

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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To: lowbridge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5QGkOGZubQ


21 posted on 12/23/2012 6:28:58 PM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: Christian4Bush

That wwould take guts...Boehner has none.


22 posted on 12/23/2012 6:31:55 PM PST by jch10 (7th generation Floridian)
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To: jch10

But Speaker Bachmann does.


23 posted on 12/23/2012 8:00:24 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: lowbridge; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...
"What do you get for those tax increases? HA-HA-HA-
You get nothing.
You get NO spending cuts except maybe those automatic Defense cuts if I am generous.

In fact you will restore that spending I let you cut to social programs last year.
And get on the House floor and kiss a picture of my a..
I own you now suckers"

23½ posted on 12/24/2012 11:01:50 PM EDT by Barrack Osama-father (Its my way or the highway, I won. HA-HA)
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To: Boehner

Holy crap, How did he get in here?

24 posted on 12/23/2012 9:26:12 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: lowbridge
“You get nothing,” the president said. “I get that for free.”

I swear if I were speaker I'd have said "You appear to prefer using this situation as an opportunity to demonize my side over getting a deal. So far you seem to think you have all the cards. Well here's one I have. If we go over the cliff then on Jan 1 we shut the government down except social security, law enforcement, and defense. And it doesn't come back until we have a balanced budget. And I do mean balanced. No more borrowing. There will be no more continuing resolutions, and baseline budgeting is dead. Demonize all you want, I'm done with your BS."

25 posted on 12/23/2012 10:29:56 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: pepsi_junkie; lowbridge
RE :”I swear if I were speaker”

Back in 2009 and 2010 I was lone voice here warning to get rid of Boehner before he became Speaker,’

But NOW ~2013 no one in the R House, not even your favorite hero congressman, wants that job to be O’s bitch for two years then lose the House to Pelosi.
I know its great fun to play imagine,’

Get on the phone and call your favorite House member to run as Speaker and tell us what he said,

26 posted on 12/23/2012 10:58:08 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Know what else you get for free Barry - title of being the worst POTUS evah!
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Not yet ,, but he’s catching up with FDR..


27 posted on 12/24/2012 4:15:28 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: lowbridge
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.”

The following quote by Ayn Rand cannot be emphasized enough:

In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.

28 posted on 12/24/2012 8:17:36 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Dapper 26
Really, 16 trillion in debt and we pretend to want to pay it back? That will never happen.

The $6 trillion under Obama will certainly never be paid back since there is no outside entity to pay it to. The $6 trillion windfall for the government resulted from increasing the money supply, and no government will ever conduct a counter-active decrease the money supply by destroying money that it holds. So the resulting inflation is here to say, which in effect becomes the biggest, most regressive tax increase since the Carter Administration. Our purchasing power for groceries has declined by one-third over the past four years. That's the dirty tax increase that no one talks about. Government has stolen from us our ability to purchase groceries, and they have done so by printing up $6 trillion in new money, part of which went towards food stamp handouts for the purpose of buying votes. So that one-third of groceries that you can no longer afford is now given to people who don't work. It is a gargantuan wealth redistribution ploy that our Republican Representatives have actually aided and abetted.

People are worried about Obama instituting reparations for slavery? Suckers! He's already doing so now. And if our GOP House votes to raise the debt ceiling even more, these reparations will only grow bigger.

29 posted on 12/24/2012 8:40:09 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: jonrick46
You can confiscate 100 percent of the top brackets’ earnings and that will only pay for the cost of government for 91 days.

Obama has learned that a printing press can pay for the cost of government for at least four years. I don't believe he really cares how much revenue he raised from a tax increase on our best wealth producers. The Fed has been able to 'create' $6 trillion in wealth during his first term. Individual wealth earners are an afterthought.

If Republicans had any balls, they would refuse to raise the debt ceiling again. That is IF they had any balls.

30 posted on 12/24/2012 8:57:41 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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