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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:25 PM

Boehner to House GOP: Don't make Christmas plans

Despite what looked like recent signs of progress on a deal to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff," House Speaker John Boehner signaled today that Republicans and Democrats remain as far apart as ever in the negotiating process -- and is warning his fellow lawmakers that they might have to work through the Christmas holidays.

In a meeting with the House Republican Conference this morning, Boehner told members not to make plans for Christmas, CBS News has learned, and members leaving the meeting said there were no indications from Boehner's remarks that any real progress has been made between the two chief negotiators involved in the process: Boehner and President Obama.

Meanwhile, new information out of the White House suggests that Boehner continues to seek a permanent extension of all the Bush-era tax rates, even while the Obama administration insists that it will not accept such a deal.

The White House sent its most recent offer to the Capitol Monday for a compromise on staving off the "cliff," a series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to go into effect next year. That deal included $1.4 trillion worth of revenue, down from the president's initial $1.6 trillion bid, and Republicans reportedly counter-offered Tuesday. Later on Tuesday, Mr. Obama and Boehner spoke by telephone, which Boehner described on Wednesday as "deliberate."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57558752/boehner-to-house-gop-dont-make-christmas-plans/

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Reply Boehner to House GOP: Don't make Christmas plans (Original post)
Playinghardball Dec 2012 OP
Raidel Dec 2012 #1
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #3
Raidel Dec 2012 #5
Skittles Dec 2012 #2
Cha Dec 2012 #4
maxsolomon Dec 2012 #6
bongbong Dec 2012 #7
Bake Dec 2012 #8

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:32 PM

1. Lol

He'll give in sooner or later

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Response to Raidel (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:35 PM

3. Welcome to DU and I hope you enjoy the site.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:01 PM

5. I've been a reader...

Thank you for the welcome....even though I always would keep my sanity through here....I was never vocal. But I've broken the silence!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:34 PM

2. gawd, Boner is holding his breath again

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:35 PM

4. Yeah, warn the derelicts, boner.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:11 PM

6. Just write this congress off, Boner

Let them all go home for the holidays. Go off the cliff, and tackle it in the next GOP-idiot controlled congress.

The enraged screams of their constituents will sufficiently focus the attention of the new congressmen.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:47 PM

7. Will Bill O'Liely ask Boner...

 

... why the GOP leadership is having a War On Christmas?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:44 PM

8. There is no deal because Boner has no authority to negotiate.

He's not the decision-maker for the GOP. It seems that the teabaggers in his caucus are the decision-makers. Boner knows he can't control his own caucus.

Bake

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