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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 11:26 AM
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6. Read this?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/boehner-...

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"Obama, at least, was willing to make that leap and had put significant reductions to entitlement programs on the table. But on Saturday, Boehner blinked: Republican aides said he could not, in the end, reach agreement with the White House on a strategy to permit the Bush-era tax cuts for the nations wealthiest households to expire next year, as lawmakers undertook a thorough rewrite of the tax code.
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In private negotiations with the White House last week, Boehner dangled a tax deal that he thought might bridge the divide. Republicans would immediately extend the Bush tax cuts for middle-class households, leaving the cuts that benefit the nations wealthiest taxpayers on track to expire next year. That would have been a huge win for Democrats, whose liberal base views ending tax cuts for the rich as a top priority and one that Obama has failed to deliver."
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  -Sometimes it is what it is... kentuck  Jul-11-11 11:05 AM   #0 
  - I think O referred to it as a "divided government". nt  gateley   Jul-11-11 11:06 AM   #1 
  - There were a few choice word placements...  JuniperLea   Jul-11-11 11:13 AM   #2 
  - Well as I see it...Obama has backed them into a cornor....  Tippy   Jul-11-11 11:18 AM   #3 
  - In the end, it is up to Congress to pass a debt ceiling bill...  kentuck   Jul-11-11 11:19 AM   #4 
  - I'm not so sure  TomClash   Jul-11-11 11:20 AM   #5 
  - Read this?  kentuck   Jul-11-11 11:26 AM   #6 
     - Maybe both are true  TomClash   Jul-11-11 11:29 AM   #7 
  - Political football game in overtime is what I'm seeing.  Lone_Star_Dem   Jul-11-11 11:33 AM   #8 
  - Good point.  kentuck   Jul-11-11 11:51 AM   #9 
  - shut it down. fuck it. the republicans want to destroy america? go for it.  spanone   Jul-11-11 11:52 AM   #10 
  - They are in control of Congress..  kentuck   Jul-11-11 11:57 AM   #11 
     - If he was of no consequence then they wouldn't be talking to him.  TheKentuckian   Jul-11-11 01:08 PM   #14 
        - It was a strategic "mistake" by the President.  kentuck   Jul-11-11 01:11 PM   #15 
  - The Bush* tax cuts were never on the table, they are scheduled to expire next year.  Bandit   Jul-11-11 12:06 PM   #12 
  - They are now.  kentuck   Jul-11-11 12:33 PM   #13 
  - So when he talked about changing the way things work in washington...  Shagbark Hickory   Jul-11-11 01:16 PM   #16 
 

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