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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:22 AM

Obama Throws Boehner To The Wolves: "You Missed Your Opportunity"-&-“You get nothing” [View all]

Obama to Boehner: “You get nothing. I get that for free”


When Boehner asked Obama if they agree on a deal along the same lines as the one he walked away from during the 2011 talks, according to the paper, Obama retorted: “You missed your opportunity on that.”

Obama’s frustrations grew, and he told Boehner he would rail publicly against the Republicans in the absence of a reasonable compromise. As the Journal reports: Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn’t reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his State of the Union speech to tell the country the Republicans were at fault.

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At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, “I put $800 billion in tax revenue on the table. What do I get for that?”

“You get nothing,” the president said. “I get that for free.” Also during the talks, as Obama bristled over Boehner’s unwillingness to budge on rates, the paper reports that he snapped: “You’re asking me to accept Mitt Romney’s tax plan. Why would I do that?”

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/23/obama_to_boehner_you_get_nothing_i_get_that_for_free/

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