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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:48 PM

 

What now? ‘God only knows,’ Boehner says

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Source: El Paso Inc. (New York Times)


House Speaker John A. Boehner, in the wake of the embarrassing defeat of his backup plan to avert a fiscal crisis in two short weeks, on Friday called on the Senate and President Barack Obama to find a way out, but added that "God only knows" how Washington is going to get control of its finances.

With the House headed home for the holidays and the Senate soon to depart, Boehner gave no hints of a path to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," when more than a half trillion dollars in automatic spending cuts and tax increases kick in beginning next month.

He said that on Monday, he had delivered his demands to the president for a broad deficit-reduction deal to avoid the crisis. The president delivered his "bottom lines" and told him "he couldn't go any further."

"Because of the political divide in this country, because of the divide here in Washington, trying to bridge these differences has been difficult," the speaker said.


Read more: http://www.elpasoinc.com/news/wire/article_c94984ee-4d20-11e2-92a5-0019bb30f31a.html

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:54 PM

1. Boner and the rest of the repub's..

have underestimated Obamas willpower!

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:57 PM

2. What incredible doublethink

What this story says is that Boehner despairs of Washington getting control of its finances and is therefore seeking a "broad deficit-reduction deal to avert the crisis" caused by ... the existing broad deficit-reduction deal.

Is this man as insane as he sounds, or is he hoping if he can use words like "crisis" a lot, people won't notice what's really going on?

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:01 PM

3. Such happy words - "Boehner, in the wake of the embarrassing defeat"

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:25 PM

4. God knows and so do we!

What is next is that your racist, elitist party will continue to obstruct EVERYTHING the President tries to do to help this nation. Only more of the American people are on to you guys. Keep it up "John of Orange", as Olbermann use to call you, and the Republican party will lose the House and the Democrats will have a 60 + filibuster proof majority in the Senate in 2015. That's when things will start getting done for the people and Americans will see how useless the Republican Party really is. In time the GOP will become toast.

Merry Christmas Boehner!

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 10:41 PM

5. Locking, sorry, this is not breaking news, happened on Friday.

Please consider reposting in Politics 2012 or GD. Thanks!

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