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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:01 PM

Reid: Boehner Stalling Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Until Hes Re-Elected As Speaker

Source: Talking Points Memo

Reid: Boehner Stalling Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Until Hes Re-Elected As Speaker

TOM KLUDT 10:49 AM EST, THURSDAY DECEMBER 27, 2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Thursday accused House Speaker John Boehner of dragging his feet on fiscal cliff negotiations until he's won another term as Speaker of the House.

"John Boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than about keeping the nation on firm financial footing," Reid said during a fiery address from the Senate floor. "It's obvious, Mr. President, what's going on around here. He's waiting until Jan. 3 to get re-elected as speaker before he gets serious with negotiations because he has so many people over there that won't follow what he wants. That's obvious from the debacle that took place last week. And it was a debacle."

Reid was referring to Boehner's decision last week to call off a vote on his so-called "Plan B" in what was an embarrassing admission by the House Speaker that his proposal lacked sufficient support.

Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/reid-boehner-stalling-vote-on-fiscal-cliff-deal?ref=fpblg



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kpete Dec 2012 OP
Richardo Dec 2012 #1
AlinPA Dec 2012 #2
sakabatou Dec 2012 #3
warrior1 Dec 2012 #4
hughee99 Dec 2012 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #6
lindysalsagal Dec 2012 #7

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:04 PM

1. My bet. He's not getting re-elected as Speaker either way.

That's a gin dream.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:37 PM

2. He appeared to be negotiating with the President and that's not acceptable to the teabaggers.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:39 PM

3. I wouldn't be surprised if that were the case

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:40 PM

4. it's criminal what they (repukes) are doing

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:44 PM

5. So much in the same way that the entire congress punted this until after the Nov elections

Boehner is now doing the same until after the speaker election.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:47 PM

6. Not quite true

Last July the Senate passed a bill extending the Bush tax cuts for all making less than $250,000 a year. The House could vote on this at any time but the Boner won't bring it up.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:46 PM

7. Finally. Use the bully pulpit to call their cards.

Somebody's telling the truth.

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