Skip to comments.Boehner: Obama will be responsible for 'largest tax increase in American history'
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.
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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!
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.
John, “assault weapons?” ... does this include forks and sharp sticks? Define it please?
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!!
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.
“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 were giving him credit for. Offer up a millionaires tax that Obamas own party once submitted, then let Obamas 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.
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.
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