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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:02 PM

Top Republican: will work with Obama to avoid fiscal cliff

Source: Yahoo/Reuters

Top U.S. Republican John Boehner said on Wednesday that Washington should find a short-term solution to avoid the fiscal cliff and then work on a substantive debt reduction plan in 2013.

The White House and lawmakers have less than two months to deal with the fiscal cliff or $600 billion worth of spending cuts and tax increases due to go into effect at the end of the year.

"We won't solve the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight," Boehner said after President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House and Republicans won enough seats to maintain control in the House.

Acknowledging Obama's re-election victory, Boehner said House Republicans were willing to work with the White House and said they would accept new revenue under the right conditions.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/top-republican-obama-avoid-fiscal-cliff-203717611--finance.html



Its the "right conditions" part that makes me laugh....

Unless he got the message.

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Reply Top Republican: will work with Obama to avoid fiscal cliff (Original post)
neoconn Nov 2012 OP
Scuba Nov 2012 #1
RickFromMN Nov 2012 #2
OakCliffDem Nov 2012 #26
Panasonic Nov 2012 #3
Andy823 Nov 2012 #13
Iliyah Nov 2012 #4
Liberalagogo Nov 2012 #5
Dubster Nov 2012 #6
Mr. Sparkle Nov 2012 #7
KansDem Nov 2012 #8
Amonester Nov 2012 #25
DallasNE Nov 2012 #9
bemildred Nov 2012 #10
oNobodyo Nov 2012 #11
Volaris Nov 2012 #14
Hotler Nov 2012 #18
daybranch Nov 2012 #21
magical thyme Nov 2012 #27
DCBob Nov 2012 #12
robinlynne Nov 2012 #16
DCBob Nov 2012 #28
Maine-ah Nov 2012 #30
robinlynne Nov 2012 #15
Retrograde Nov 2012 #17
bemildred Nov 2012 #19
shanti Nov 2012 #20
wordpix Nov 2012 #22
neoconn Nov 2012 #23
Zorro Nov 2012 #24
DCBob Nov 2012 #29
2Design Nov 2012 #31

Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:07 PM

1. Rusty Boner looks for the easy way out, a "short term fix" to delay, not fix.

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:12 PM

2. Forgive my pessimism, but a leopard can't change it's spots.


I still remember, the idea of compromise, according to some House Republicans.
Forgive my paraphrasing, but I think the Republicans said in so many words,

we can have compromise and bipartisanship if the Democrats capitulate and accept the Republican position.

I hope President Obama has learned he can't be an appeaser.

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Response to RickFromMN (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:17 AM

26. When it comes to Boehner, the correct spelling is leper

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:13 PM

3. Except that President Obama has a full mandate.

 

And the Republicans are disappearing. The Republicans will have no choice but to work with the Dems to avoid getting killed in '14. And that means big sacrifices from THEIR end.

And believe me - if they continue to obstruct, not only the Republicans will lose, but will lose in a heavy beatdown, and won't recover in time for '16.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:53 PM

13. I agree.

If republicans can't get their act together and start working with the "president", not the other way around with the president "having" to give in to republicans to get anything done, then I agree with you, they will lose big time come mid term elections, and as you said, they won't be able to recover in time for the 2016 elections.

The people want results, not more of the same old BS. If the house continues playing stupid games because the tea baggers want to act like spoiled children, then Boehner needs to get tough with them, period! If he can't get them to act like adults, then the republican party will be in shambles by 2016.

I actually look for a huge division, already the tea baggers are saying Romney lost because he wasn't conservative enough, when in reality he lost because he had to kiss up to the tea baggers then try and come back to the center, then even left of center to try and get elected, and that along with all his "LIES", sunk him! The majority of this country does not want to see a flip flopping, lying, tax cheating, multi millionaire who will take us back to the same old policies, and even more radical policies than Bush, that will help only the rich and cause more suffering for the rest of the country!

The rich were not able to buy this election, sure they got some of their radical nuts re-elected in the house, but they didn't get complete control like they wanted from the WH on down. The GOP ran a bunch of clowns this year in order to cater to the tea party nuts, and they lost. Maybe Boehner sees the writing on the wall, maybe not, but it's the republican party that will go down in flames, so they either work with the president and help fix this country, or they can fade into the sunset, it's their choice!

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:14 PM

4. Thats a smokescreen

he'll go back being a wussie again because his corporate masters who are right now plotting to destroy America and its people even more.

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:16 PM

5. Really?

Acknowledging Obama's re-election victory, Boehner said House Republicans were willing to work with the White House and said they would accept new revenue under the right conditions.


You know what Boner? FUCK YOU.

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:19 PM

6. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:19 PM

7. cough ***Bullshit*** cough

exsqueeze me

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:25 PM

8. "fiscal cliff"

This was the mantra on the screens of public TVs showing "news" in the building I work. I thought, "Yeah, right...the 'fiscal cliff' you scum in the GOP created with your irresponsible stewardship of the country's economy."

Bill Clinton left office with a surplus: it took Boy George and the Repubs to turn that into a multi-trillion dollar deficit what with tax cuts for the rich and getting us into two wars. Now they want us to forgo our Social Security and Medicare to make up for it!

"Right conditions?" Yeah, the right conditions meaning let the Bush tax cuts expire and use that money for infrastructure and job creation. That would be a start toward the "right conditions."

It may be that the wealthy will have to start working for a living...

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Response to KansDem (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:15 PM

25. By "right" conditions the orange clown face means the extreme...

-right conditions.

Except he didn't say 'extreme' before 'right' like always.

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:31 PM

9. How Many Times Does Boehner Want To Kick The Can Down The Road

Last lame duck session they kicked the can down the road to the next lame duck session with a speed bump in between. Now we are coming up on the next speed bump and Boehner is again ducking. My guess is that Obama will talk nice but hold firm, meaning no small, little token new revenue. Small ball will not work and Obama will not accept small ball.

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:34 PM

10. LOL.

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:42 PM

11. Let's go over that cliff...

and then offer to extend the Bush tax cuts only for the middle class and watch the republicans vote against them...if they dare.

I just don't see a downside to this "cliff"...and I'm quite convinced it scares the crap out of Boehner.

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Response to oNobodyo (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:59 PM

14. yep. That, and even the THREAT of filibuster reform,

should be enough for the Congressional GOP leadership to quit fucking around, no matter the consequences with their own base.
In 6 months, what's left of the Tea Party will be calling them "traitors". It will be fun to watch.

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Response to oNobodyo (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:22 PM

18. Let the cliff come.

It will NOT be as bad as the PTB say. The cliff will only be bad for the 1%ers and the MIC. We've survived the second great depression we will survive the cliff. I say show some spine and force the repugs to eat some shit.

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Response to oNobodyo (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:07 PM

21. Yep

Money spent anywhere in the economy right now is better than on defense. Bring the troops home from Afghanistan starting right away. Let them finish their commitment here in the states where the wages they spend will help the economy.
The reason the republicans are scared of cuts to defense because they depend on defense contractors to help fund their campaigns with a share of the exorbitant profits the government pays them.
Cut defense funding now. Do not wait for a deadline, do it now.

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Response to oNobodyo (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:57 AM

27. this^^^

The so-called fiscal cliff is a sledge hammer that President Obama now has poised over the GOP heads.

We need to back him up. He needs to let us walk over that cliff...that means we need to be prepared to see our taxes go up in January...then make the offer (retroactive to boot) and dare them to vote against it.

So we need to be prepared for a temporary tax hike. Batten down the hatches and back him up!

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:48 PM

12. There will be a deal.

No one benefits from going off the "cliff".

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Response to DCBob (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:05 PM

16. Actually I think we the people would benefit. After the tax cuts are gone, then we will be in a posi

position to negotiate with the GOP. It wont be hard to create tax cuts for the working/middle class. in January.

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:57 AM

28. "We the people" would likely be sent into a recession and many would lose jobs.

imo.

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:03 PM

15. He did not say he will work with Obama. He said IF OBAMA agrees to austerity measures,

ala Ronald Reagan, then we can talk. Yahoo/Reuters people are reading this stuff!

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:21 PM

17. Boehner's looking at 2014

His party may have held the House, but it wasn't the rout he expected. I don't think he's suddenly started thinking about anything other than himself.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:29 PM

19. Boner is going to be worrying a lot about party discipline.

Not all of his fellow Republicans are going to want to go down with the Teahadi ship, and the fear factor is gone, everybody knows these guys can be hit now, and how to do it too.

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:06 PM

20. i'll believe it when i see it n/t

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:20 PM

22. R's will "accept new revenue under the right conditions" - did you get the memo, Boner?

We now have a Dem pres. elected for a 2nd term + a majority in the Senate, and you lost House seats. Want to keep blocking legislation?

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Response to wordpix (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:38 PM

23. Plus the Tea Part'rs are a dying breed.

They helped cause the blockage..

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:57 PM

24. As long as that fuckstick Cantor is Majority Leader

Boner will dance to the teabilly tune.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:59 AM

29. Not so sure.

Many teabaggers were canned and Cantor barely survived. I think the Republican House will be a bit more compromising now. Full force obstruction didnt really work out for them during the past few years.

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Response to neoconn (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:16 PM

31. Let it all end and start from scratch - do not give party of NO anymore of our benefits

Take it from the wealthy and people like romney who did not pay his fair share of taxes - they need to stop cutting programs for the people

Let it all end - go over the cliff - make them start from scratch

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