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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:47 PM

Did Boehner Just Pull The Plug On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations?

BRIAN BEUTLER DECEMBER 19, 2012, 2:39 PM

Updated at 3:10 p.m. ET

In response to President Obama’s extensive comments about the fiscal cliff at the White House Wednesday afternoon, House Speaker John Boehner left himself little if any room to continue negotiations.

Here’s the key piece of Boehner’s brief comments from his appearance before reporters in the Capitol:

“Tomorrow the House will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every American — 99.81 percent of the American people,” he said, referring to his own so-called Plan B. “Then the President will have a decision to make. He can call on Senate Democrats to pass that bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history.”

That sounds like he’s giving Obama a choice between Plan B or the fiscal cliff. No more negotiations over a broader deficit reduction plan.

Boehner did not take any questions from the press, but a spokesman for the speaker affirmed that the lines of communication with the White House remain open and that Boehner was not signaling the end of negotiations.

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http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/did-boehner-just-pull-the-plug-on-fiscal-cliff-negotiations.php?ref=fpa

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Reply Did Boehner Just Pull The Plug On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations? (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
newfie11 Dec 2012 #1
TDale313 Dec 2012 #2
msongs Dec 2012 #3
GeorgeGist Dec 2012 #4
ProudProgressiveNow Dec 2012 #12
glinda Dec 2012 #5
still_one Dec 2012 #6
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #7
Filibuster Harry Dec 2012 #8
Scoodie67 Dec 2012 #9
Drahthaardogs Dec 2012 #10
ROBROX Dec 2012 #11
otohara Dec 2012 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:51 PM

1. I hope so

And I hope Obama doesn't again offer up c-cpi

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:54 PM

2. I hope this deal blows up.

Thelma and Louise it, baby. The deal on the table sucked.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:56 PM

3. he knows obama is an easy mark and a pushover, why not make threats to get even MORE nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:58 PM

4. this

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:17 PM

12. +1 nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:59 PM

5. The sad bottom line is that even if the wealthiest have to pay more,

the majority of the Country will suffer. The rich will not suffer. They have tons of money to buffer themselves no matter what.

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Response to glinda (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:07 PM

6. Well maybe the people in Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, and other states will realize that elections

Have consequences



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:17 PM

7. I think the president had to have predicted this

Why else would the White House have leaked the details of the president's offer?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:37 PM

8. I'll say it again. If Romney would have won, then the Rs wouldn't even negotiate, they would

go over the cliff and have Romney reduce the taxes on the rich in January. Well, Rs you bet and lost.
So Democrats -- don't cave. Taxes can be increased on the wealthy with spending cuts too. It's just that the Rs don't know what to cut and how much. Need a $ 1.2 Trillion increase in taxes; $ 400 Billion in military cuts; and $800 Billion in other cuts -- presumably across the board -- so it affects everything but yet a little --
no favorites. Speaker Boehner -- you will own this -- the rates were suppose to go up 2 years ago and the president kept it. And he told you then -- he was going to fight you on this now. Your turn to give in Mr. Speaker.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:34 PM

9. Spam deleted by NRaleighLiberal (MIR Team)

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:49 PM

10. Buckle up and enjoy the RIDE!

Let's go over....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:06 PM

11. NOW THE NEXT PHASE IN NEGOTIATIONS

 

When there are two bills which do not alike then both houses come together to FIX their bills so that there are NO DIFFERENCES. There is still time to GET IT RIGHT.

This is just another one of the GOP pushing it around. We have to grab the crazies and right them like a mad dog. The choke hold will be to CUT DOD and send the money to social causes like DOE, NASA, HUD, etc. Something like this will send the mad devils back to their caves like mad dogs.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:36 PM

13. He, Who?

President Obama 57%
Congress 11%

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