Skip to comments.Boehner offers debt-ceiling increase in cliff compromise
Posted on 12/16/2012 9:21:13 PM PST by GVnana
House Speaker John A. Boehner has offered to push any fight over the federal debt limit off for a year, a 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.
Obama administration wants to limit deductions by high-income earners, including those given to charities.
With the national debt already bumping up against a $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. Some Republicans had argued that party leaders should use the threat of default to demand additional spending cuts from Obama.
Boehners offer signals that he expects a big deal with sufficient savings to meet his demand that any debt limit increase be paired dollar for dollar with spending cuts. That would permit him to keep a key vow to his party and head off a potentially nasty debt-limit fight at least until the end of next year.
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Why even have a congress?
I knew they would.
Bonehead is negoiating with his self again. Will it be long before Bonehead
throws in gun control and amnesty.
“Oh yeah...?! Well if you cross this NEXT line, back here, well, I’ll.....OK but if you cross THIS really thick line back here further, then...uh....”
It sounds like Boehner is still hoping to win over the illegal alien vote for his GOPe.
This is a smart move on his part. The GOP is faced with looming tax increases. Well Obama is faced with a looming balanced budget. Who do you think would hate to face what they don’t want more?
Knowing the strings to pull ..... Boehner is played like a fiddle by the master of deception and the father of lies.
Yet he seeks to do business with the one that no man can trust.
A willing participant in the errand of a fool.
Boehner is scared to death of Dec. 31 coming with no deal. Why he is scared is of no consequence, it is what it is. He goes to Pres and gives in to “x”, Pres says no. Boehner goes back again and this time adds “x” to give up. Pres says no. Boehner will keep going back giving up something else and finally when he has nothing else to give as Pres now has it all, Pres will say OK.
We need a different speaker just so we don’t have to look at a crying Boehner.
Just put on a pink tie and cry John. We know your going to do it. The sooner TSHTF the sooner we can rebuild without you ball less wimps “representing” us.
The USA has come to a very sorry state of affairs when one person of the likes of Boehner elected buy a very small proportion of citizens can sell out the economic and traditional values of our Nation. Shame on all the other Republicans who follow like sheep. Of course like the old adage a citizen never really knows what they are buying—or do they?
It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder. - Frederic Bastiat
—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
I wonder how Boehner can be so pathologically incapable of understanding & conveying how we would prefer no government to the lawless federal Government that now exist.
Just shut the monstrous thing down!
If that means what I think it does then I’m down with it, Skink. I’m more disgusted with them than I am with the ‘Rats.
He has gone so far past the time for him to go to be an artifact.
If Boehner gets large enough spending cuts the increased debt limit is irrelevant and theoretically wouldn’t be reached. Obie won’t agree and is increasingly looking like the one to blame for the predicament
I’m sceptical that Boehner has toughened enough to achieve anything meaningful but assume Obie wants a crisis. Boehners offers will shift blame from republicans to a Marxist in the white hut who is seeking chaos for the sake of decimating the country.
The most beautiful sound to a Republican’s ears.
It means that they don’t have to stand their ground and maybe “piss off” some of the more liberal voters; it means they are being nice and are going along to get along and don’t have to be called “mean spirited.”
As I have said many, many times in the past, true leaders NEVER COMPROMISE.
Every time I hear the name “Bohner” my stomach turns. Worse yet the RINOs, timid Republicans and Politically Correct all eat “compromise” for their daily power trip.
I’ve thrown up my hands! We have no one to represent us!
Oops! Boehner = Bohner