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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:17 PM

Boehner: No Progress Between House And Administration On Debt Deal

Source: TPM

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that there has been no "substantive progress" in debt deal negotiations between the House and the White House in the past two weeks, at a news conference Thursday.

"First, despite claims that the president supports a balanced approach, Democrats have yet to get serious about real spending cuts," Boehner said. "And secondly, no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the White House and the House over the last two weeks."

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Reply Boehner: No Progress Between House And Administration On Debt Deal (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
Drale Nov 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #2
Thav Nov 2012 #5
kardonb Nov 2012 #18
wtmusic Nov 2012 #3
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #4
backscatter712 Nov 2012 #6
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #7
RickFromMN Nov 2012 #8
Myrina Nov 2012 #10
pansypoo53219 Nov 2012 #9
apnu Nov 2012 #11
julian09 Nov 2012 #14
Hulk Nov 2012 #12
sharp_stick Nov 2012 #13
judesedit Nov 2012 #15
JackHughes Nov 2012 #16
loyalkydem Nov 2012 #17

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:18 PM

1. What do you expect

when Boner won't budge an inch in any direction?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:24 PM

2. IT IS NOT UP TO THE PRESIDENT TO NEGOTIATE

It is up to Congress to come up with a bill
I guess boner forgot what his job is
It is up to to the republicans to come up with a bill since they control all the committees
Let them do their job
The House has to start all spending bills

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:40 PM

5. Boehner believes what his job is

To oppose everything a democrat comes up with. He doesn't know what his job really is.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:13 PM

18. boner ...

we will have 4 years more of republican attempts to stifle any progress being made . Their negativity is pathological and getting worse . hey cannot grasp the fact that they have lost the election twice .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:26 PM

3. Obama: please do not give in.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:27 PM

4. Democrats have yet to get serious about real spending cuts,

Aaaaaaand...

The Repugs have yet to get serious about real GOVERNING

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:40 PM

6. The Repubs are playing budget chicken.

Expect nothing but intransigence until the very last minute.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:44 PM

7. Sorry, Boehner... the GOP is outnumbered. nt

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:01 PM

8. It's clear there will be no agreement. The tax cuts will expire.


We must now look at the next thing that will happen.

Boehner will try to hold raising the debt limit hostage as he did before.

This time we must not cave to blackmail. We must not give in to bullies.

We must accept the fact the Republicans will try to use raising the debt limit to get what they want.

We must make a list of Republican sacred cows the Republicans value and, by executive order, cut those first.

I actually hope people start a list of Republican sacred cows we can cut by executive order....

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Response to RickFromMN (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:06 PM

10. ^ Yes

Exactly. Thanks ~

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:04 PM

9. i hope they keep moaning and ALL THE BUSH TAX CUTS DIE.

they get the blame.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:11 PM

11. Boehner is a fool. The GOP will be blamed for this.

They were last time, they will this time too.

If the Dems were smart, they'd have a bill written, right now, to put on the floor the day the tax cuts expire that gives a tax cut to the low and middle income brackets.

Poof! Problem solved and forces the Republicans to vote "no" on a tax cut which will put Grover's panties in a wad, or they vote for a Democratic solution and have to tell their donors why.

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Response to apnu (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:47 PM

14. They already have one passed in the senate, waiting for him to bring it to house vote.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:16 PM

12. In light of Durbin's comments recently....

..that's a good thing. I'm sure the bastages are going to play chicken up to the night before. No news there. But the President's administration had better stand firm on what is right for the poor and middle class in this country. The wealthy have had ALL the breaks in the last 30 years, and we've gone backward FAR ENOUGH! It's time to make it happen. I say 39.6%, or whatever the exact tenth is, is waaaaay too little - looking back at history. We have had two of the longest wars in our history, given tax breaks to the wealthy - as well as peanuts to the rest of us - and it's time to jack their rates back to where it should be..50%+. We argue over peanuts, when we should be taking the whole cake and leaving "them" a slice.

Wouldn't it be nice if President Obama stands firm, shows a spine, and reflects the will of the people!? I hope and believe he will. Time is going to tell. There is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON to cave....not this time!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:33 PM

13. The Drunken Oompa Loompa

want's Obama to come up with the spending cuts part of an agreement so he can pin that on Obama/Democrats in the next election along with the revenue increases.

Obama and the Democrats have more or less said "Fuck you, you pissant little asshole. We already pointed out the areas where we want revenue increases now you grow the hell up and come up with the cuts. Then we can negotiate."

Boehner is just playing for the base, he's got to make a deal and everyone knows it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:48 PM

15. I'll pay more taxes..just let the tax cuts for the wealthy EXPIRE /back to Clinton rates (4% more)

That's what the millionaires are crying about..paying the 4% they used to pay. And they paid alot more than that before. I'd love to pay more taxes to see these UN-patriotic stiffs pay their share. And I make under $30,000 yearly. They get all of the perks in this country. Let them pay up.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:36 PM

16. The 14th Amendment Option

Boehner intends to hold the US economy hostage in order to extract Republican political goals that the electorate wisely refused to accommodate.

Obama should simply bypass Boehner's obstruction by exercising his Article II Section 3 powers, adjourn the Congress and unilaterally raise the debt limit by executive order in order to fulfill his constitutional obligations under the 14th Amendment, wherein:

"The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned."

If Congress is incapable of discharging its duties due to Republican obstruction, the president must fulfill the constitutional obligations of the US government.

The only way to deal with Republicans is with contempt. They've earned it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:51 PM

17. December 23

watch that date boys and girls. That's when things will suddenly get done.

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