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Boehner: Obama will be responsible for 'largest tax increase in American history'
The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2012 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 12/19/2012 2:55:09 PM PST by yoe

House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday that the House will pass his bill that would raise taxes on millionaires but extend tax cuts for everyone else, and said it's then up to President Obama to either accept that plan or be responsible for a tax increase on everyone.

"The president will have a decision to make. He can call on the Senate Democrats to pass our bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history," Mr. Boehner said as he briefly appeared before reporters to respond to Mr. Obama's press conference earlier in the day.

Mr. Boehner spoke for 50 seconds and did not take any questions — unlike Mr. Obama, who handled questions from a handful of reporters about both guns and about negotiations over the fiscal cliff.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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The largest tax increase is OBAMACARE.
1 posted on 12/19/2012 2:55:15 PM PST by yoe
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To: yoe
Sorry John, but you are a first class pu$$ie! Money talks, and B.S. walks!

This guy probably already has a plan to cave. I don't trust this creep as far as I can spit!

2 posted on 12/19/2012 3:00:26 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Artcore

Time to bring Speaker Gingrich out of moth balls.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 3:01:26 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: yoe

“The president will have a decision to make. He can call on the Senate Democrats to pass our bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history, “

I know Boehner is getting ragged on a lot these days, and a lot of it is deserved. Still, I think he may be playing the game better than we’re giving him credit for. Offer up a millionaire’s tax that Obama’s own party once submitted, then let Obama’s own party shoot it down.

Of course, it could be that Boehner is planning on caving again, and this is all theater, but I bitterly cling to my one shred of hope. :-)


4 posted on 12/19/2012 3:01:39 PM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: yoe
The House chamber of Congress sets tax policy, not the president.

And the spending problem belongs to Congress, too. The debt, too. Inflation, too. All are powers of Congress.

5 posted on 12/19/2012 3:02:38 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: DemforBush

Doesn’t matter...the MSM won’t report this honestly...so, in a way, it didn’t happen.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 3:03:20 PM PST by kjo (+)
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To: yoe

No he won’t. He has already successfully blamed the GOPe for it.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 3:05:22 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: DemforBush

name one time Boner has held his ground against a democrat....

Sorry to dash your last shred of hope.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 3:09:15 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: cableguymn

That’s because Bonehead was out front day after day negoiating with
himself. No wonder the GOP will be blamed. Bonehead way over exposed
himself. He has become the face of the fiscal cliff.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 3:10:13 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: cableguymn

This failure is bi-partisan and has been since early 2011. Boehner made the deals which led to Bush Tax Cuts only being renewed for 2 years, and he also made the fiscal cliff deal complete with super committees and sequestration. The good little boys like Paul Ryan went along with this too. The fiscal cliff is a bi-partisan creation. Taxing and spending originate in the House, and Boehner’s House continues to tax and spend.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 3:12:24 PM PST by Windy City Conservative
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To: yoe
House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday that the House will pass his bill that would raise taxes on millionaires but extend tax cuts for everyone else, and said it's then up to President Obama to either accept that plan or be responsible for a tax increase on everyone.

The largest tax increase is OBAMACARE.

True, but another tax increase -- From the MARXIST in the White Hut (who loves raising TAXES) -- is coming!!

11 posted on 12/19/2012 3:12:37 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: DemforBush

Nah..Boehner is a drunk, plain and simple. He cannot be counted on from one day to the next to hold the same positions. In his diluted, drunk mind he is making nicey-nice in DC and doing well for America. He’s a damn drunk and he serves none of us well.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 3:13:32 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: yoe

Only if you and your fellow Republicans ALLOW it, Speaker Boehner!


13 posted on 12/19/2012 3:24:04 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: yoe

Boehner and the GOP agreed to this “fiscal cliff” during that debt ceiling “deal”. He is trying to say he is not partly responsible for it.


14 posted on 12/19/2012 3:29:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SuziQ

Or when he gets a few democrats to vote with him. Ya know, bipartisan support.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 3:29:54 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: DemforBush
“I know Boehner is getting ragged on a lot these days, and a lot of it is deserved. Still, I think he may be playing the game better than we’re giving him credit for. Offer up a millionaire’s tax that Obama’s own party once submitted, then let Obama’s own party shoot it down.”

I agree. However, if he goes any further, the GOP is history.

16 posted on 12/19/2012 3:31:30 PM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: GeronL

he is not partly responsible for it, he is FULLY responsible for it.


17 posted on 12/19/2012 3:33:06 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: yoe
Really? You, Mr Boner, who could stop it bear no responsibility?

Not since Pontius Pilate has the cost of hand washing been so great...

18 posted on 12/19/2012 3:37:15 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: yoe

Does idiot Boner really think he can pin anything on the media’s god?


19 posted on 12/19/2012 3:39:58 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: yoe

And you Bonehead, will be the first leader of the House GOP to lead
a vote to raise taxes.


20 posted on 12/19/2012 3:45:27 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Jim Robinson
“Time to bring Speaker Gingrich out of moth balls.”
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Jim, I wouldn't mind that a bit, and as you well know, the Speaker does not have to be a sitting congress critter. At least Newt can make cogent arguments, and isn't afraid of a good old fashioned fight. Boehner is beyond useless!

I would love to see the Tea Party House members put Newts name in the bucket! I hope they take your suggestion!

21 posted on 12/19/2012 4:02:11 PM PST by Artcore
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To: yoe
...he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history

Can't believe I'm saying this, but in this case, I HOPE there is the greatest tax increase in history ... it would go perfectly with OBAMA's "legacy" and would forever brand libs as spend and tax. I always smile when I remember my lib (X) friend saying to me he was voting for Obama (the first time) because he was "fiscally responsible" unlike Bush.

22 posted on 12/19/2012 4:23:08 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: yoe

John, “assault weapons?” ... does this include forks and sharp sticks? Define it please?


23 posted on 12/19/2012 4:25:24 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: yoe

Bawlin’ Boehner is now starting to shuck and jive, trying to dodge the fact that any tax increases, whether large or small, are actually HIS doing. Had he not decided to cave to zero, he could have had the Dems and zero directly on the hook for any tax increases. But, because he caved, he made the coming taxmageddon a bi-partisan effort rather than just a leftist effort!

Good going, John . . . . . . . . . . . you moronic sockpuppet!!


24 posted on 12/19/2012 4:49:14 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: yoe

Boehner needs to shut up and stop going over to the Kenyan’s house and then demand that the Kenya finally submit a budget. Refuse to do anything until he does.


25 posted on 12/19/2012 5:20:44 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Gun control is not about laws. It's about confiscation.)
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To: DemforBush; All

“I know Boehner is getting ragged on a lot these days, and a lot of it is deserved. Still, I think he may be playing the game better than we’re giving him credit for. Offer up a millionaire’s tax that Obama’s own party once submitted, then let Obama’s own party shoot it down.”

I agree. I think it is wicked clever! Make the DEMS & President the ones to ultimately precipitate the fiscal clift.


26 posted on 12/19/2012 6:42:39 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: DustyMoment

As embarrassing and useless as Boehner is, it is surprising that hardly any of the “troops” are in a state of revolt against “the leadership.” Maybe he has “something” on nearly all of them.


27 posted on 12/20/2012 6:32:52 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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