Skip to comments.Boehner offers to take debt limit off the table
Posted on 12/16/2012 5:20:21 PM PST by Hoodat
House Speaker John A. Boehner has offered to push any fight over the federal debt limit off for a year, a major concession that would deprive Republicans of leverage in the budget battle but is breathing new life into stalled talks over the year-end fiscal cliff.
The offer came Friday, according to people in both parties familiar with the talks, as part of the latest effort by Boehner (R-Ohio) to strike a deal with President Obama to replace more than $500 billion in painful deficit-reduction measures set to take effect in January.
With the national debt already bumping up against the $16.4 trillion cap set last year, Congress risks a government default unless it acts to raise the debt ceiling in the next few months.
Many Republicans had argued that party leaders should use the threat of default to demand additional spending cuts from Obama. But Boehners offer would head off that potentially nasty fight at least until the end of next year.
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They have surrendered tax cuts AND debt limit.
wow. for what exactly?
No deal woud be better
What a fool.
No balls Boner. He’s just a stiff old prick.
Bonehead is no leader. He is an appeaser.
I swear all we’re missing from 1930s Germany is the White House fire - ie reichstag fire.
There is no GOP. We are on our own.
The Speaker has been giving and giving trying to reach agreement - what has Obama done - nothing - he just stands there in his emporor’s pose waiting for Boehner to kiss his gluteous maximus. Enough is enough!!
better be for no AWB and no dream act.
AND THERE IT IS.
Would love to have 1 hour with Bonehead at a Texas Hold-em table.
The GOP is a plate of awesome with a side of awesome sauce and awesome cream for desert!
What the Hell would we do without these guys? Good thing we pay them so much and donate so much money to them, otherwise we could not have the best and the brightest like old John here.
That drunk needs to go.
This guy is a Democrat mole.
Boner’s afraid that Ubama won’t invite him on any golf outings where they can have some alone time in the bushes behind the back nine.
Boehner is an idiot who is only negotiating with himself.
He’s not going to as for anything in return except a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff”. He is a retard.
Wouldn’t the House be a better parallel?
That putrid piece of sceptic Obamastuff should be flushed immediately.
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