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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:12 AM

Off The Table! White House To Boehner: Obamacare Not Part Of Fiscal Cliff Deal.

White House To Boehner: Obamacare Not Part Of Fiscal Cliff Deal

An administration official told The Huffington Post that the president would oppose involving the Affordable Care Act in the negotiations taking place to stave off the so-called "fiscal cliff." A top Senate Democratic aide called the idea "absolutely" a non-starter.

"And they know that, so its counterproductive to even offer it," the aide added.


That was pretty straightforward!

No weasel words at all!

That is what winning gives you the power to do!

The losers don't get to decide what is on the table!

No talk of compromise. Just 'no, don't even mention it'!

This is promising.

Now we are waiting for a similar statement about Social Security and Medicare.

I don't see any reason to delay letting them know not to even mention Social Security in the Deficit discussions since it had nothing to do with the Deficit.

Everyone is waiting for them to dispel the rumors that deals have been made for the Lame Duck Congress.

It's easy to do. Just as it was with the Health Care Bill.

Just make a statement so everyone can relax.

?

Tell Boehner:

Social Security/Medicare Not Part of Fiscal Cliff Deal! They Are Off The Table!








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Response to sabrina 1 (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:17 AM

1. I'm not convinced that Boehner has any conviction about defunding Obamacare.

I think his main worry right now is fending off Eric Cantor who wants to be Speaker and he's throwing red meat to republicans in the House.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:20 AM

2. Could be, however his base desperately wants to destroy Obamacare

and I'm sure Cantor will make sure to rail against it. I don't see how it helps Boehner to appear to be caving in on this issue. They are more rabid about Obamacare than SS. In fact, the base hardly ever mentions SS as they know what a political loser that is.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:39 AM

3. Meant to add, it is the Republican Party and their funders and donors

and Think Tanks etc who want to destroy SS, NOT their base.

So it should hurt neither the Dems or the Repubs to take a stand against putting SS on any Deficit table

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Response to sabrina 1 (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:55 AM

4. Kick

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