Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:28 AM
Purveyor (23,065 posts)
Ron Johnson: John Boehner Would Lose Speakership If He Caves On Taxes To Avert Sequester
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would lose his speakership if he agrees to new tax revenues to avert the across-the-board spending cuts that are set to kick in on March 1.
"I don't quite honestly think that Speaker Boehner would be speaker if that happens," Johnson told Fox News of Boehner caving on taxes as part of a sequester replacement package. "I think he would lose his speakership."
Johnson's comments raise questions about Boehner's leadership post for the second time in as many months. Similar claims made during fiscal cliff talks in December, when some accused Boehner of being more concerned with protecting his job as speaker than with brokering a deal. The pressure on Boehner intensified after his proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff was rejected by members of his own party.
It's unlikely his speakership is in jeopardy. Boehner retained his position, despite reports of friction, with just 10 House Republicans voting against him in his Jan 3. reelection.
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Ron Johnson: John Boehner Would Lose Speakership If He Caves On Taxes To Avert Sequester (Original post)
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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)
Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:08 PM
still_one (36,000 posts)
3. You are right I was thinking President Obama already served 8 years, and the first two years were us
and the last 6 were them. ugh
so you are right it seems longer.
What bothers me is we won big in 2012, yet why doesn't it seem like it?
Response to Purveyor (Original post)
Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:48 PM
LiberalFighter (32,033 posts)
7. So a Senator who is not a US Representative thinks he knows whether
the Speaker will keep or lose his position is best suited to give a response to that?
Can we hope that Boehner will give a similar response to Johnson? Maybe Johnson should take better care of his Johnson?