Skip to comments.Boehner Fiscal Cliff 'Plan B' Rejected by GOP Caucus, House to Recess for Christmas
Posted on 12/20/2012 5:16:50 PM PST by kristinn
Capitol Hill reporters on Twitter writing Speaker Boehner has dropped Plan B fiscal cliff vote tongiht after revolt from House Republican caucus. House will recess until after Christmas.
After raucus closed dooor House GOP meeting, Boehner says House has already passed bills to cut spending and taxes to avert fiscal cliff and the ball is the court of the Senate and President Obama.
Yep, the GOP tax collectors for Obama and Pelosi won. Our taxes go up now.
Man he has it easy.
Next step, new Speaker.
I’d like to see what’s in Rimshot Joe Biden’s “Preparation H” fiscal cliff bill.
A question will all those who claimed that this tax cut bill was raising taxes be surprised when our taxes go up as a result of its defeat?
Any of them?
Did any of them believe what they were posting?
Okay, now what?
Reid passes a bill through the senate to preserve the Bush tax cuts for $250k and below, and then dares the House to reject it? Is it too much to presume that Boehner would be as smart as Reid and simply never bring such a bill to the floor of the House?
Your premise is inaccurate. It wasn't a tax cut bill, it was a bill to keep taxes where they are.
If we already passed bills to cut spending and taxes, how is this bad?
From what I heard on Fox just now they couldn’t pass “plan b” because the reps would not go against their vow not to raise taxes.
What am I missing?
Yup, heard the news. Boehner loses....
No matter what Boehner and the Republicans do, they will get all the blame for the damage to this economy and the markets from going off the cliff. Not even the slightest criticism will disturb the individual in the White House or his party.
These are dark times. Orwell would be in awe at the manipulation of reality here.
Thanks for clarifying, it's too easy to get caught up in their double speak and get off message.
Dow futures down 277 (not a mistype) as we speak.
Look out below
DOW Futures Down 254. Guess we’ve make our own little Apoolypse haven’t we.
Pre markets are down
Dow - down 220
S&P - down 24
NASDAQ - down 42
Okay, so why does Mark Levin say this is a good thing?
Except for those making over $1 million per year
Cavuto said to keep an eye on the Asian markets tonight.
Damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.