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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:43 PM

AFL-CIO to White House: Time to rescind your offer to Boehner

AFL-CIO to White House: Time to rescind your offer to Boehner

Posted by Greg Sargent

Im not sure its widely understood just how angry some of the major stakeholders on the left are about the latest turns in the fiscal cliff talks. The sight of the White House offering more concessions to John Boehner, only to be met with more GOP intransigence in the form of his absurd Plan B, is stirring bad memories of 2011 and has some on the left insisting that the only proper response is for Obama to rescind his most recent offer.

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He needs to recognize what everyone else recognizes, which is that he made an overly generous offer to Boehner, and Boehner threw it back at him, Damon Silvers, the policy director for the AFL-CIO, told me this afternoon. The appropriate response is to tell Boehner the offer is no longer valid.

Silvers said Obama should reboot and get back to a set of proposals that is more in line with the policies he ran on the ones that got him reelected.

We want the president to come forward with an offer that reflects the reason why he won, Silvers said. We want the president to fight for two things: One is an end to the Bush tax cuts for the top two percent, and the other is to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Silvers confirmed that the AFL-CIO wants Obama to pull back on the $400,000 threshold and Chained CPI offers.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2012/12/20/afl-cio-to-white-house-time-to-rescind-your-offer-to-boehner/

The original offer is still prominent at the WH site:



http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/taxes/tax-cuts

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ProSense Dec 2012 OP
freshwest Dec 2012 #1
kooljerk666 Dec 2012 #2
ProSense Dec 2012 #3
Doremus Dec 2012 #4
jsr Dec 2012 #5
forestpath Dec 2012 #6
buzzroller Dec 2012 #7
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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:45 PM

1. They've been up there since the election. Keep the pressure on, AFL-CIO.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:47 PM

2. isn't Jan 9 a big day? Isn't about 1,000,000 really angry people thinkin about a trip?

 

may get ugly & look bad in the history books. time for disposable video recorders for the pepper spray follies.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:56 PM

3. Kick! n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:02 PM

4. Thank you AFL-CIO. At least somebody's trying to represent our best interests. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:05 PM

5. Disown that POS offer.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:05 PM

6. Good for them, but they're wasting their breath. Obama used them to get re-elected and

 

he will kick them to the curb now that he doesn't need them anymore.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:50 PM

7. It's off the table

Because Boenher rejected it, it should be considered off the table; but the President should announce that.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:51 PM

8. Recommended.

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