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Boehner Exclusive: Raising Tax Rates 'Unacceptable' but Will Put New Revenue on Table
abc news ^ | 11/8/2012 | By JOHN PARKINSON

Posted on 11/08/2012 3:02:59 PM PST by tobyhill

Raising tax rates is "unacceptable" to House Speaker John Boehner as he prepares to open negotiations on the looming "fiscal cliff" with the president and congressional Democrats, he told "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer today in an exclusive interview.

"Raising tax rates is unacceptable," Boehner, R-Ohio, said in his first broadcast interview since the election Tuesday.

"Frankly, it couldn't even pass the House. I'm not sure it could pass the Senate."

That stance could set up a real showdown with the White House given that the president has said he would veto any deal that does not allow tax cuts for the rich to expire. But the speaker said that Republicans would put new tax revenue on the table as leaders work toward a deal.

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1 posted on 11/08/2012 3:03:02 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Lower the tax rates, expand the tax base. Anyway, I thought Obie was for “shared sacrifice”.


2 posted on 11/08/2012 3:05:30 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: tobyhill

Will not raise taxes. Will put new tax revenue on the table.
Does not compute. Does not compute. Does not compute.

Probably talking about the carbon tax...Errr Carbon penalty.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 3:06:58 PM PST by Revel
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Sell some federal land


4 posted on 11/08/2012 3:08:35 PM PST by Sybeck1 (When do the vodka rations start?)
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To: Sybeck1

No kidding.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 3:09:51 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: tobyhill

Boehner needs to go Alinsky. Get snarky. Next week say something like: I’d like to get down to business with the POTUS and have a fiscal summit about this. But unfortunately he has flown off to Burma and is unavailable.

The GOP needs to keep up the heat and demand leadership from the WH. Barry is getting ready to skate through Thanksgiving and that is UNACCEPTABLE. Come on beltway GOP, call him out!


6 posted on 11/08/2012 3:09:51 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Revel

. According to Jefferson’s Manual, a 19th century procedural manual that has been largely incorporated into the House Rules:

A Speaker may be removed at the will of the House, and a Speaker pro tempore appointed.

A resolution declaring the Office of Speaker vacant presents a question of constitutional privilege, though the House has never removed a Speaker. It has on several occasions removed or suspended other officers, such as Clerk and Doorkeeper. A resolution for the removal of an officer is presented as a matter of privilege.

There is, however, a catch. Speaker Boehner may presently be the highest ranking Republican in Congress, but speakers are elected by the entire House — not simply the majority party. A resolution removing Speaker Boehner — most likely because of a Tea Party revolt seeking to replace him with someone even further to the right — would require either overwhelming support in Boehner’s own caucus or collusion with the Democrats.


7 posted on 11/08/2012 3:10:38 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: tobyhill

shut it down. save us.

debt ceiling increase ===> NO


8 posted on 11/08/2012 3:10:38 PM PST by Principled
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To: lodi90

Look at the deficits and debt. What Obama and Reid propose is just doubling down on failure. Boehner has to do something!

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/vampires-werewolves-and-the-post-election-market-reaction/


9 posted on 11/08/2012 3:11:29 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: KeyLargo

There was one sure way to get him out. I suggested it, but no one agreed. He should not have been re-elected. No one should ever vote for him.


10 posted on 11/08/2012 3:16:17 PM PST by Revel
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To: Revel

Raising revenue through fees, elimination of certain tax deductions and raising fees on FCC licensing and other such forms of revenue.

LLS


11 posted on 11/08/2012 3:17:50 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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To: LibLieSlayer

In other words. Just don’t call them taxes or tax increases.


12 posted on 11/08/2012 3:20:31 PM PST by Revel
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To: Revel

he could always pull a Pawlenty and call them “fees”


13 posted on 11/08/2012 3:25:37 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: lodi90
Boehner needs to go Alinsky. Get snarky. Next week say something like: I’d like to get down to business with the POTUS and have a fiscal summit about this. But unfortunately he has flown off to Burma and is unavailable.

Yeah I like that. He should say he is willing for the President to come and negotiate with him and express dismay that the President refuses to come to visit him in the Capitol and negotiate. Act like a primma donna. Play little political games. Why doesn't our side "play politics" instead of this get along crap? Boehner still has a lot of power and should exercise it.

14 posted on 11/08/2012 3:26:11 PM PST by plain talk
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To: lodi90
Boehner needs to go Alinsky. Get snarky. Next week say something like: I’d like to get down to business with the POTUS and have a fiscal summit about this. But unfortunately he has flown off to Burma and is unavailable.

Yeah I like that. He should say he is willing for the President to come and negotiate with him and express dismay that the President refuses to come to visit him in the Capitol and negotiate. Act like a primma donna. Play little political games. Why doesn't our side "play politics" instead of this get along crap? Boehner still has a lot of power and should exercise it.

15 posted on 11/08/2012 3:26:28 PM PST by plain talk
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To: tobyhill

I say—go over the cliff NOW. It’s better than going over a worse cliff next year.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 3:41:25 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Revel

Boehner needs to go.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 4:01:59 PM PST by NYCslicker
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To: Mamzelle

GOP you are fools..OBAMA is going to say he could not make a deal...and all the Bush tax rates will expire..and guess what it is your fault...you are suckers..should have stood up last time..your toast now..and OBAMA will spend the money buying votes..do have the guts to shut down government!!!!!!


18 posted on 11/08/2012 4:04:05 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: tobyhill

These guys are always being “cute” when they talk about taxes. Make the distinction: No NEW TAXES, and no increased rates on EXISTING TAXES. In fact, we need to eliminate some taxes and reduce the rates on others. Don’t ask me which ones, there are so many....just LESS, I want LESS taxes.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 4:04:44 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: NYCslicker

AMEN. The pompous, clue-less, alcoholic, country-clubber must go. Ask anyone who knows him. Big mistake when it became “his turn” for a big job. Let’s get a TP person in there.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 4:08:54 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: tobyhill

Boehner will cave and then have a good cry. The GOP needs to replace its House and Senate leadership with vertabrates.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 4:12:17 PM PST by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: tobyhill

There is one word that the career politician uses like a “get out of jail free” card, a word that causes me to dismiss everything before and everything after any statement.

That word? “BUT”


22 posted on 11/08/2012 4:47:31 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: LibLieSlayer; Revel

Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it, right? Reagan made this compromise with Democrats in 1986 (think I got the year right). Deductions and “loopholes” were eliminated in exchange for lower rates. The economy boomed and tax revenue increase. The Dems spent all the increase and more, so the deficit increased. The Dems blamed the deficit on Reagan’s tax cuts, so (TA-DA!)rates went back up, but the deductions never returned.

Reagan and the American people were had.


23 posted on 11/08/2012 8:03:39 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Pining_4_TX

You called it just like it happened. tipp o’neal is burning in hell... his lap dog chrissy has a burning hearth awaiting his arrival. We need DRASTIC SPENDING CUTS AND REDUCTIONS IN FUTURE ENTITLEMENTS!

LLS


24 posted on 11/09/2012 4:04:34 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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To: Pining_4_TX

And repeat it, they always will.


25 posted on 11/09/2012 10:15:54 AM PST by Revel
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