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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:26 AM

Boehner: "This is not a game...this is a moment for adult leadership."



G.O.P. Balks at White House Plan on Fiscal Crisis

"WASHINGTON Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner presented the House speaker, John A. Boehner, a detailed proposal on Thursday to avert the year-end fiscal crisis with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, $50 billion in immediate stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits.
The Fiscal Deadline in Washington

A proposal by Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner to end the crisis, and more coverage of the so-called fiscal cliff from the Debt Reckoning. The proposal, loaded with Democratic priorities and short on detailed spending cuts, met strong Republican resistance. In exchange for locking in the $1.6 trillion in added revenues, President Obama embraced the goal of finding $400 billion in savings from Medicare and other social programs to be worked out next year, with no guarantees.

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'The Democrats have yet to get serious about real spending cuts,' Mr. Boehner said after the meeting. 'No substantive progress has been made in the talks between the White House and the House over the last two weeks.'"

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/us/politics/fiscal-talks-in-congress-seem-to-reach-impasse.html?ref=politics

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Reply Boehner: "This is not a game...this is a moment for adult leadership." (Original post)
wtmusic Nov 2012 OP
spanone Nov 2012 #1
byeya Nov 2012 #2
Evasporque Nov 2012 #6
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #3
PoliticalBiker Nov 2012 #4
tjwash Nov 2012 #5
n2doc Nov 2012 #7
blue_heron Nov 2012 #8
MiniMe Nov 2012 #9

Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:27 AM

1. if this is the time for 'adult leadership' then boehner should step down.

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:28 AM

2. "I am an adult. I cry in public and color myself orange"

 

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Response to byeya (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:41 AM

6. DUZY! worthy....lol

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:30 AM

3. weeping boner .......... Grumpy Old Penis

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:35 AM

4. If this is a time for Adults...

... then Boehner needs to go home and let the adults handle it.

To quote the old addage.... *Children should be seen and not heard*

Boehner go home

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:38 AM

5. So when is the tea party stepping down then?

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:41 AM

7. Well John;

You HAD your chance. You HAD an offer on the table for huge cuts, including those to SS and Medicare/medicaid, ones you have been hoping for for YEARS, and you TURNED OBAMA DOWN. You GAMBLED and YOU LOST.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:48 AM

8. good point

and he thinks he'll get the same deal now? he's a terrible negotiator. He needs to 'counter' and then obama 'counters' back. He wants them to concede with their opening proposal. doesn't work that way in business, or anything else.

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:57 AM

9. Step 1, cut congressional salaries

And cut off their health care benefits.

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