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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:45 PM

Reid: GOP has walked away from negotiations

Must be because of all that caving Obama is doing.

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/273513-reid-gop-has-walked-away-from-fiscal-cliff-negotiations


Reid: GOP has walked away from negotiations
By Alexander Bolton - 12/18/12 02:48 PM ET


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Tuesday that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has effectively walked away from fiscal cliff negotiations.

Reid said Boehner's Plan B proposal to extend the Bush-era tax rates for family income under $1 million will not pass Congress.

"Today, House Republicans have threatened to abandon serious negotiations," Reid said. "Boehner's proposal will not pass the Senate."

Reid said the Senate Democratic caucus is unified in opposition to Boehner's "Plan B."


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Reid said President Obama has not heard from Boehner since making a new counteroffer Monday.

"He hasn't heard a word from him," Reid said.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said he would support Boehner's plan as it would shield the vast majority of the nation from tax increases. He said his preference, however, is that taxes not go up on any subset of the public.

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Reply Reid: GOP has walked away from negotiations (Original post)
babylonsister Dec 2012 OP
elleng Dec 2012 #1
ChangeUp106 Dec 2012 #2
babylonsister Dec 2012 #4
forestpath Dec 2012 #6
aquart Dec 2012 #15
Cha Dec 2012 #9
savalez Dec 2012 #21
PoliticAverse Dec 2012 #3
forestpath Dec 2012 #5
Myrina Dec 2012 #18
discharge Dec 2012 #7
Cha Dec 2012 #10
villager Dec 2012 #8
Cha Dec 2012 #11
Neon2012 Dec 2012 #12
appacom Dec 2012 #13
aquart Dec 2012 #16
Myrina Dec 2012 #19
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #14
Cosmocat Dec 2012 #17
mac56 Dec 2012 #20
savalez Dec 2012 #22

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:46 PM

1. THANKS, b'sis!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:49 PM

2. Just means

when they return Obama will cave even more

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Response to ChangeUp106 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:54 PM

4. lol! nt

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Response to ChangeUp106 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:55 PM

6. Or act like he's caving...when he's really getting what he wanted.

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:20 PM

15. I do hope that SS cuts are not what he wanted.

Sorry, but he still has the Chicago School economists on his team and they're idiots.

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Response to ChangeUp106 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:28 PM

9. It means no such thing.

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Response to ChangeUp106 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:07 PM

21. Pfff. Moron.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:51 PM

3. Reid declined to say whether he could support ... a new formula for calculating Social Security COLA

"Reid declined to say whether he could support the proposal reportedly considered by the White House to use a new formula for calculating Social Security cost-of-living adjustments, noting that he will not be asked to vote on just that provision but instead on a broad package."

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:54 PM

5. Whatever happened to Give 'Em Hell Harry? Now we have Weasel Words Harry.

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:44 AM

18. He's got 7-year-old powder to keep dry ...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:59 PM

7. His name isn't, ''Give 'em Hell Harry.''

 

It's, ''Give 'em Whatever They Want Harry.''

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Response to discharge (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:29 PM

10. No, it isn't.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:59 PM

8. Good! No more caving to get them to walk back!

A brief "cliff dive," then restorative legislation in early January...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:29 PM

11. ..



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:32 PM

12. What would you anti-cavers do?

 

Probably unrealistic, whatever the answer.

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Response to Neon2012 (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:39 PM

13. Thanks, Neon, they're making me crazy

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Response to Neon2012 (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:26 PM

16. Well, when they say Chained CPI, Obama should say....

39% from all sources over $250,000. 85% from all sources after $7 million until Bush's wars are fully paid for.

It was insane for a nation to go to war and cut taxes instead of raise them.

When they say age 67 for Medicare, Obama should say, age 55 for Medicare.

THEN they can discuss meeting in the middle.

They played politics with the full faith and credit of the United States. That is not forgivable.

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Response to aquart (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:45 AM

19. I like your plan.

n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:11 PM

14. Hopefully that means I am right

That the president leaked the offer everyone's freaking out about because he knew the GOP wouldn't take it, and this makes them look unreasonable.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:33 AM

17. This makes no sense

there is NOTHING contrived you need to do to make the Rs look unreasonable. That is like trying to do something to make a zebra look like it has stripes.

He moved signifiantly toward their direction and they did what they have done with him every time, with health care reform, the expiration of the bush tax cuts, the last credit ceiling deadline, he met them and the moved the bar on him.

I like Barrack Obama a lot, but he just will not draw a line in the sand at a reasonable place with these jackasses.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:02 AM

20. I think you are right.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:09 PM

22. Boehner is looking like more of a dumbass than usual these days so

I think the plan is working rather well.

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