Skip to comments.Boehner: New taxes OK under right conditions (Headline is a Lie)
Posted on 11/07/2012 1:04:44 PM PST by illiac
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- New revenues "under the right conditions" are acceptable to Republicans as part of a deal to reduce the deficit, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday. But Boehner, speaking a day after his party retained its House majority in elections, said revenue should come through growth and reform, not higher tax rates. Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire and automatic spending cuts will kick in next year if Congress doesn't act in the lame-duck session
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We need a wartime Speaker!
No problem. I was told that ‘we’ were going to hold feet to fire.
So this is a non issue. The holding will begin anytime now...
A new record!
And this is why America is screwed.
Hasn't even been 24 hours since the close of the election..and he's already bending over..what a good negotiator..
Translation: “Balancing the budget should come through growth and reform, but since we all know that ain’t gonna happen, we’ll vote for any new taxes you like, as long as you give us at least a little pork.”
And it begins.....
Obama received 9 million less votes yesterday than he did in 2008. Somehow, Romney received less votes than McCain in 2008, but Boehner still thinks the narrow Obama victory means it is time to compromise away everything that is left.
Call the House Members, tell them to stand up; there is to be no compromise.
Boehner didn't mention "new taxes". He mentioned "revenue".
He most likely is referring to closing loopholes for revenue which is what Romney was also proposing and what conservatives have wanted for years (to simplify the tax code).
He might have looked at the DJI today and noticed the markets aren’t taking gridlock on the edge of the cliff very well.
The headline is incorrect, it clearly states in the article that tax rates are not going up.
Is he French?
Jim, you were completely right. The GOP has parted from our values. What is our next step?
How can we get rid of this guy? What a disaster. Was he tearing up while saying it? GOP gets a moderate squish as their speaker while the Dems get rabid leftist Nancy.
dropp’in his pants and grabb’in his ankles already
It’s politicians like we have today that make me wish caning was still in vogue.
MELT THE SWITCHBOARDS, MELT THE SWITCHBOARDS, FIRE BOEHNER NOW!!!
Boehner is trying to lose 2014 and 2016.
"Barry please let me know how far I have to bend over."
This is partly why I posted this...
The Title is misleading and I wonder if the MSM is already setting us up....
They salivate at any chance to slam the Speaker.
All I heard him say was increasing revenue through tax reform (get rid of loopholes) and growth.
We’re officially a one party nation.
Is Boehner crying yet?
The headline is a damn lie. Quit letting the corrupt mainstream media jerk your chain people! Just damn!
The Dow dropped 52 points in the last 8 minutes of trading today, which coincides with the release of this article.
Might as well raise them, raise the debt ceiling, give 0bama and the ‘rats all the new spending they want.
The party’s over, and the fiscal cliff is looming - might as well go “Thelma and Louise” over it.
OH NO !! Endless days of Boehner ,blah blah blah ,with Obama and Reid ,Hello , crickets
They're doing it to anger conservatives.
They love to do this and conservatives fall for the lie almost every time.
Shut up Boner!
To hell with the entire damned Republicrat Party! This is the party that has officiated at the trashing of the U. S. Constitution in that they watched while the leftist rats used it to wipe their asses on it! The stupid Republicrats then flushed the toilet.
Since the nation operates without being governed by a constitution then it would appear we are headed for an overthrow of the entire stinking apparatus!
Thanks. I was getting ready to find the actual quote.
It seems the MSM can play conservatives very easily..... All they have to do is to write a damaging and inaccurate headline and the conservative base goes running off badmouthing the person without ever knowing the entire quote.
We are so gullible sometimes.
Demand that the Senate pass a damn Budget!!!! THEN maybe work can be done on that budget...
And when the Recession of 2013 hits, the media narrative has already been written: “Massive tax increases passed by the Republican House of Representatives hit the middle class the hardest and caused the Recession.” Good by GOP House majority in 2014.
We need to “Go Galt.”
I’m ok with America crashing now. I’ve come to terms with the inevitability. Let’s get it over with so we can start to re-build.
Is Texas and OK going to secede? Somebody call me. I’ll need a place to stay when we get there. :o)
I think not.
This is what yesterday really boiled down to..no responsibility.
Just keep pushing off the debt, racking up deficits, until we cross the event horizon, and cannot escape.
It's time to feel the pain right now. This is the only card that we were dealt after yesterday, and it is the right time to play it.
Correct, most of the morons on this site don’t bother to read the article only read headlines.. This is same thing Romney proposed.
Boehner, the impotent wimp, must go.
I don’t know why this guy pretends to be anything other than the closet leftist player that he is. Everyone is on to him. So why try to pretend. For instance- you take Obama’s Carbon Tax -It can’t go through without this man. But it will go through. Wait and see.
Bonehead was ready to cave before the election
Already putting on his lip gloss to pucker up and kiss Odamit’s behind.
Grow a spine you worthless RINO.
I swear they are all on the same team.
Did you read the article? He isn’t propsing tax rate increases only new revenue through growth wich means lower tax rates and less loopholes..