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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:01 PM

"Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes, Vote ‘Present’"

Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes, Vote ‘Present’

ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/republican-doomsday-plan-cave-on-taxes-vote-present/

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Republicans are seriously considering a Doomsday Plan if fiscal cliff talks collapse entirely. It’s quite simple: House Republicans would allow a vote on extending the Bush middle class tax cuts (the bill passed in August by the Senate) and offer the President nothing more: no extension of the debt ceiling, nothing on unemployment, nothing on closing loopholes. Congress would recess for the holidays and the president would face a big battle early in the year over the debt ceiling.

Two senior Republican elected officials tell me this doomsday plan is becoming the most likely scenario. A top GOP House leadership aide confirms the plan is under consideration, but says Speaker Boehner has made no decision on whether to pursue it.

Under one variation of this Doomsday Plan, House Republicans would allow a vote on extending only the middle class tax cuts and Republicans, to express disapproval at the failure to extend all tax cuts, would vote “present” on the bill, allowing it to pass entirely on Democratic votes.

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Reply "Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave on Taxes, Vote ‘Present’" (Original post)
applegrove Dec 2012 OP
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #1
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teddy51 Dec 2012 #2

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:03 PM

1. I misread that at first glance. I thought it said

"Republican Doomsday Plan: Cave in Texas."

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:13 PM

3. LOL!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:06 PM

2. The President should then force them to stay in session thru the holidays. That would fix

 

their little Red Wagons.

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