You’ve already caved, idiot. There’s nothing more to talk about.
Pass the tax cuts in two bills both +/-$250K and then move on. Call his bluff to expose his next demand.
So someone tonight asked me if I was going to write a column about the fiscal cliff, and I laughed. They looked at me, and I said this.
See, I don’t get why everybody is in such a panic. It’s like they think there is some monumental crisis that has arisen, and they need government to take action to avert it.
But what is this “crisis”? It’s two laws that were passed by this congress, and signed by this president. The first law was an extension of the Bush tax cuts for 2 years, followed by their termination. Tne second law was the debt limit ceiling increase, that included mandatory cuts in spending.
Two years ago, the congress and the president, acting supposedly in the best interest of the country, and surely doing what they thought was the right thing, passed and signed these two things. Now, congress and the President are running around talking about how the world will end if they don’t do something about these laws.
Well, I say it’s about time people saw what congress and the president are up to. Lets just let these laws they passed and signed work their magic. And then, lets point out that Obamacare was also passed by congress and signed by this president, and it is also a disaster. And Dodd/FRank was passed by congress and signed by this president, and it is also a disaster.
Grover Norquist can stuff it. In 2001, he pushed to pass the “Bush Tax Cuts”. He told his “pledge-signers” that they had to vote for this bill, or else. Well, that bill is the bill that makes taxes go up next month. So, if the pledge-holders do nothing, all that happens is a law that Grover Norquist supported does what it was intended to do (two years late, because congress and Obama passed a law extending it — again with Grover’s support).
If Congress tomorrow voted to permanently grant tax cuts to 98% of us, that would be a real tax cut, not a “tax increase on the rich”. It’s the 2001 bill that is increasing taxes on everybody. We can’t go back to 2001 and fix the idiocy of expiring tax cuts. And sadly, we can’t get congress to pass laws that include expiring spending.
No progress IS progress.
Your comments are empty we see your pants are pulled down around your ankles. The faster you give him what you intended to do all along the faster you chums can go golfing. Why don’t you ask Romney to join you since he’s already had lunch with his fraudulence. Nice to see all you guys getting along so well at the expense of the American tax payer. Close the off broadway show boner
And some American people elected this guy?
At this point, the best course of action would be to do absolutely nothing. Let the Bush tax cuts expire (all of them). Let SS withholding return to 12.5% (from the current 10.5%). And above all else, let the debt ceiling remain where it is. No more deficits.
Boehner: I prevented Obama from getting half of his tax hike
Reality: Obama still getting nearly 1 Trillion in tax hikes
Boehner is the Menshevik to Obama’s Bolshevik
Cutting a Deal: Boehners No-Win Scenario
Friday, December 7, 2012 08:23 PM
By: David A. Patten
With fewer than 25 days remaining before the fiscal cliff becomes a reality, House Speaker John Boehner is facing rising criticism from those on the right who feel the House GOP leader conceded too much upfront when he proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues, thereby damaging Republican chances of linking any tax hike to long-term cuts in entitlement spending.
Boehner reported no progress on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff Friday, after another day passed without the administration even bothering to make a counteroffer to the Speakers initial proposal. Administration strategists appear willing to let Boehner and his House caucus sweat, based on their view that the presidents re-election victory, and the imminent expiration at years end of the Bush-era tax cuts for all income brackets, give them the upper hand.
Conservatives roundly criticized Boehners initial concession of $800 billion in new revenues, and the political backlash within his party continues to build.
On Friday, two maverick Republicans who were booted off key committees for bucking the GOP leadership suggested that they might not support Boehners continued role as speaker.
Well, right now Im not very happy with the speaker, so lets see what happens over next several weeks, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, who lost his seat on the Budget Committee, told CNN. Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp, who also lost his Budget Committee seat, said Boehner’s purge “just brought home the concerns people had about the GOP establishment leadership.”
Economist Chris Edwards of the CATO think tank joined the growing chorus on the right slamming Boehner Friday.
I personally do not understand why Bonehead Boehner hasn't caved like be did the last negotiation. He should be proud of his ancestor who negotiated on behalf of Gen. George Custer and that turned out so, so well. (Sarc)
The MSN knows he is going to cave, everybody in the DemocRat party (his masters) knows he is going to cave, the elite Establishment Republican wing of the ruling political class knows he is going to cave, the true conservatives know he is going to cave, he needs to get off the pot and get on with the caving in so these poor, poor Congressmen can go home. If I lived in his district in Ohio and he pulls another BOHICA, I'd demand a recall petition be initiated.
Cutting congress pay by 1/2. It was never meant to be a life time job.
Put all congress on social security and take away their private plan.
Put all of congress on Obamacare and do away with their private plan.
Take away congress's exemption for taking kick backs from lobby groups.
Take away congress's private use of trips for pleasure and calling them fact finding trips. No family members on these trips on our dime.
Well not to worry, at the last minute Tammy Faye will cave in and give Barry everything he wants as usual.
Bonehead ‘s only agenda is to keep the cash flowing to K street and the Beltway bandits they represent .
Boner is there front man and so is Cantor ,Ryan , McCarthy ....
The Dems and Obama media know it !
That is why the Dem media has left him
Untouched unlike Hammer and Newt who they drove from
Boner is there useful idiot and they all hate
The GOP base and the middle class !
Boner will cause the GOP to
Lose in 2014 just like the GOP did in 2006 !
He could care less .
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This is the oboma mentality we're dealing with.
No progress? Really?
Tom Price from Georgia is considering a challenge to Boehner
I prefer a Speaker who can speak in full sentences. Boehner can hardly communicate.
If your Boehner persists for more than 4 years..seek medical attention ... consider Tom Price Georgia congressman...
No wonder the GOP will get blamed no matter what.
Bonehead is out front on TV all the time...
This Cliff was created by Commune-Oriented, Community Organizer B. Hussein Obama so that he could keep on spending taxpayer dollars that we do not have.
The cure for this spendaholic behavior is CONFRONTATION. Something the Iron Triangle of RINOs-Democrats-Liberal Agenda Media have steadfastly opposed.