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Senate Republicans open to new cliff deal
Maket Watch ^ | December 27, 2012 | Robert Schroeder and Greg Robb,

Posted on 12/27/2012 4:02:58 PM PST by Hojczyk

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said late Thursday that Senate Republicans are open to any White House proposal to avert the fiscal cliff.

McConnell said he and House Speaker John Boehner spoke with President Barack Obama on Wednesday night as the president prepared to return to Washington from his Christmas vacation in Hawaii.

“I told the president I would be happy to look at whatever he proposes,” McConnell said, in a brief statement on the Senate floor. “The action is on the Senate side, and we will see if we can move forward on a bipartisan basis.

“We’ll see what the president has to propose — members on both sides of the aisle will review it — and then we’ll decide how to proceed,” McConnell said.

“Hopefully,” he said, “there is still time for an agreement of some kind that saves taxpayers from a wholly preventable economic crisis.”

Republicans would not “write a blank check” just because the deadline for the fiscal cliff is little more than four days away, he said.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid responded that his party wanted assurances that Republicans in the House and Senate would remove roadblocks that had killed earlier legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff.

“I would be most happy to move forward on something that Sen. McConnell said they wouldn’t filibuster over here ... and Boehner would support, if it was reasonable,” Reid said. “But, right now, we haven’t heard anything.”

Earlier in the afternoon, House Republican leaders said they will return to Washington for an unusual evening session Sunday. That would give lawmakers a chance to review any plan the Senate may be able to pass to avert the billions of dollars in tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in beginning Jan. 1.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: boehner; bohica; fiscalcliff; mcconnell; reid; rino; rinosellout; rinosurrender

1 posted on 12/27/2012 4:03:03 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Looks like the the 44 to 36 poll did them in??”?”””


2 posted on 12/27/2012 4:04:13 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Open to “any proposal” from the White House? Epic cave! Oh, well, now all of the government can be blamed for the economic catastrophe headed our way. ‘F’ em all!


3 posted on 12/27/2012 4:06:45 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Hojczyk

4 posted on 12/27/2012 4:08:17 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Hojczyk

McConnell needs to go over the cliff with Boehner.

They are the “Thank You Sir, may I have another” twins.

We need real leaders.


5 posted on 12/27/2012 4:08:20 PM PST by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: ought-six
"‘F’ em all!"

The long and the short and the tall!!!

6 posted on 12/27/2012 4:10:42 PM PST by SierraWasp (Blessed are they who prospect, dig & drill, for they are the primary producers of new, real wealth!!)
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To: Hojczyk

The term coward is too nice for McConnell and Boner.


7 posted on 12/27/2012 4:11:47 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Hojczyk

If they’ve waited this long, why not wait ‘til the new Congress is in session? Lame duck law is potentially very bad law, because the exiting legislators have no further responsibility.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 4:12:16 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Hojczyk

I missed that one. Do you have a link? (not that it matters very much)


9 posted on 12/27/2012 4:12:25 PM PST by SierraWasp (Blessed are they who prospect, dig & drill, for they are the primary producers of new, real wealth!!)
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To: Hojczyk

Senate Republicans open to new cliff deal


Say the word “deal” and they all run to it like a mouse (rat) to cheese!

How many times have we reached a political stalemate in which all of the people in America will die from political cool aid and were suddenly “saved” by the Republicans at the very last second caving into the Communists like a sinkhole in Florida?

Answer: Every time!


10 posted on 12/27/2012 4:14:13 PM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Hojczyk

What is this ANY sh**.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 4:16:56 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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The point needs to be made that deal, or no deal, there is not going to be a major difference. This deal will not touch Obamacare taxes, which impact all, but people in upper brackets much more significantly. Any deal will add even more increases on the upper brackets, strangling the economy. The tax increases that expire on the 31st on lower and middle class people will be a bother, but will have little effect on the economy.


12 posted on 12/27/2012 4:18:57 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
If they’ve waited this long, why not wait ‘til the new Congress is in session?

That might be worse because the Dems gain seats in both chambers.

13 posted on 12/27/2012 4:22:37 PM PST by what's up
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To: Hojczyk
My guess is that the WH has submitted a plan which may be acceptable to the Repubs in the Senate. Scott Brown let the cat out of the bag.

The reason they don't want this known is they don't want to make it seem like Obama made the first move i.e. "blinked".

That would set a precedent that he will have to lead also on other upcoming fights in '13. He doesn't want to have people waiting on him; he wants to blame Congress only.

14 posted on 12/27/2012 4:25:56 PM PST by what's up
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To: Hojczyk

Run Goobers, Run!


15 posted on 12/27/2012 4:33:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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16 posted on 12/27/2012 4:41:52 PM PST by jimbo123
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If you're going to run someone against McConnell PLEASE make sure it's someone who can win.

Don't run a "rape-rape" candidate or a Christine McDonnell.

If we lose this one we end up with Ashley Judd in the Senate...UGH.

17 posted on 12/27/2012 4:52:06 PM PST by what's up
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To: jimbo123

This is so easy to see coming. Obama will throw a sop to McConnell . It will be something like $450,000 and up will get there taxes raised. McConnell will cave. No Republican will filibuster!! (unless you demand a filibuster) It will include more welfare for those that wont work!! BUT EVEN WORSE it will include DEBT CEILING REMOVAL!!! (UCMTU) .
Then Boehner will allow a floor move to get 217 votes to force a vote on Sunday or Monday!!! He is the worst enemy of conservatives!! Then 42 liberal republicrats will jump to the socialist and we are screwed ,blued and tattooed!! Get ready and get mad!! Don’t just sit there!!Its coming!!


18 posted on 12/27/2012 5:03:16 PM PST by willowdean
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To: Hojczyk

Capitulate! Capitulate! Capitulate!


19 posted on 12/27/2012 5:08:06 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! (Oathkeeper))
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To: willowdean

Obama already made the offer to McConnell this morning and Scott Brown leaked the news on Facebook. Now Obama and his winged monkeys are backtracking because of Scott Brown.


20 posted on 12/27/2012 5:19:54 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Hojczyk

“Senate Republicans are open to any White House proposal to avert the fiscal cliff.”

The republicans are now reduced to begging and groveling. Disgusting.


21 posted on 12/27/2012 5:32:25 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Hojczyk

Who is the bigger wus? McConnell or Boner?


22 posted on 12/27/2012 6:41:34 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (It is impossible to have a good faith negotiations with terrorists or any Muslim.)
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To: ought-six

BOHICA———BOHICA-———BOHICA

Stand by for the ram, this will be an entry without benefit of KY.


23 posted on 12/27/2012 7:08:40 PM PST by Venturer
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