Skip to comments.Boehner, Obama Meet Face-to-Face on Fiscal Cliff
Posted on 12/09/2012 9:31:16 PM PST by Olog-hai
For the first time in more than three weeks, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met face-to-face today at the White House to talk about avoiding the fiscal cliff.
The White House afternoon talks, conducted without cameras or any announcement until they were over, came as some Republicans were showing more flexibility about approving higher tax rates for the wealthy, one of the presidents demands to keep the country from the so-called fiscal cliffa mixture of across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts that many economists say would send the country back into recession.
Lets face it. He does have the upper hand on taxes. You have to pass something to keep it from happening, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said on Fox News Sunday.
So will I accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? Yes, said Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn on ABCs This Week.
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The crybaby and the sociopath.
John, The Caveman, Boehner.
Umm Mister Bonner.. ya... His face is up there on the other side and please, stop kissing him.
There ya go.
President Obama and John Boehner meet for gay sex.
There fixed it!
This is like Abbott confronting Costello... it's ALL part of the ACT!
Would someone please push them both off of it!?!
Note to John and Barry: Hold hands, walk to cliff. When you
get there keep walking. Leave the rest of us alone.
Did they kiss on the lips or just cuddle?
What’s the point? No matter what Repubs do they will be blamed for the crushing depression coming. I say let it happen, let the Republican Party die. Maybe a glimmer of hope something betteer will replacement it next election cycle.
When one says “no matter what Repubs do”, what exactly have they done? I see a long string of bipartisan (and sometimes unilateral) leftism out of the GOP dating back decades, and naught but lip service towards conservatives and conservatism. I do not see them suddenly changing into a genuine conservative party.
What most people ought to take out of this...by 2016, the national debt will have doubled from what it is today. To operate with this kind of situation on a international basis....you eventually will become a joke and even the head of government of Luxembourg will ask if he should loan you some money or send some free cheese over.
Somewhere in the next decade, there will be a huge cut on government services and jobs. You can put it off...but it’s simply piling up each week and growing bigger.
Why do anything?
Obama owns this. Don’t be complicit. Do nothing. Make him own it. It cannot be fixed ever no matter what.
Every additional penny of taxes that gets dumped down the government toilet is an additional penny for the rats to spend buying the votes of their party base of moochers, bums, deadbeats, and parasites. Money is fungible. Any argument that claims it will be used to (reduce the deficit / pay down the debt / fund the military / whatever) is lying horse manure.
...both, raising taxes AND pushing granny off a cliff with "spending cuts".
The scumbag Democrats have absolutely nothing at stake, no "skin in the game" whatsoever.
Since it's strictly a lose-lose proposition for the Republicans, let's go over the freaking cliff already and point a finger at Ubama for his insistence on a symbolic, drop-in-the-bucket tax rate hike on America's employers, a tax hike that would cost jobs.
There really is no other option that makes sense. Republicans would still get most of the blame - - the Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms would make sure of that - - but at least the GOP wouldn't be committing party suicide. Going over the "fiscal cliff" would demand explanations, and at least the Republican side would get an airing. People admire politicians who stick to their principles, even if they disagree with them, and lose respect for those who cave.
I just can't believe the Republicans are going to cave. I think they are playing Ubama's game merely so they can say at the end - - as the nation goes over the cliff - - that they "did everything they could to get a deal" but Ubama simply "failed to lead". History will record that the fiscal cliff nightmare that led to global depression happened on Ubama's watch.
Did they makeout and stuff?