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Boehner offers debt-ceiling increase in cliff compromise
WaPo ^ | 12/16/2012 | Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane,

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.

Boehner’s 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.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 112th; boehner; boehnercaves; fireboehner; fiscalcliff
Ugh.
1 posted on 12/16/2012 9:21:18 PM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana

Why even have a congress?


2 posted on 12/16/2012 9:22:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: GVnana

I knew they would.


3 posted on 12/16/2012 9:26:04 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: GVnana

Bonehead is negoiating with his self again. Will it be long before Bonehead
throws in gun control and amnesty.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 9:26:15 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: GVnana

“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....”

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5 posted on 12/16/2012 9:27:30 PM PST by gaijin
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To: GVnana

It sounds like Boehner is still hoping to win over the illegal alien vote for his GOPe.


6 posted on 12/16/2012 9:28:37 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: GVnana
*G.D.P.O.S.!*

7 posted on 12/16/2012 9:42:39 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: GVnana

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?


8 posted on 12/16/2012 9:45:59 PM PST by JLS
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To: GVnana
..... Carefully Chosen as his one partner in the dance of negotiations that will determine the fate of this once powerful nation.

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.

9 posted on 12/16/2012 10:07:09 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: GVnana

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.


10 posted on 12/16/2012 10:38:28 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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To: GVnana

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.


11 posted on 12/16/2012 11:28:00 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: GVnana

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?


12 posted on 12/16/2012 11:53:10 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: GVnana; All

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.


13 posted on 12/17/2012 1:38:28 AM PST by PGalt
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To: GVnana

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!


14 posted on 12/17/2012 2:39:52 AM PST by Monorprise
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To: skinkinthegrass

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.


15 posted on 12/17/2012 2:42:00 AM PST by Nucluside (ready)
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To: Monorprise

He has gone so far past the time for him to go to be an artifact.


16 posted on 12/17/2012 3:37:57 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: GVnana

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.


17 posted on 12/17/2012 4:50:26 AM PST by chiller (Do not consume any NBCNews;MTPTodayNightlyNewsMorningJoeMSNBCBrianWilliams)
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To: Nucluside
esp. after the Marxists' gloating; it would be nice (for a few times of his tenure) SotH Boemher
showed maybe a bit of intelligence..skill/resolve dealing with this Indonesian certified b@$t@rd.
..After all the GOP remained in the majority (even after the GOP/Establishment Wing tried they're
damnedest to surrender to the ememedia prior to 11-6) after the election, that SHOULD STAND
for something...*time-out for the Michael Berry..or maybe Chris Plante Shows

18 posted on 12/17/2012 5:49:08 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: GVnana

COMPROMISE!

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!


19 posted on 12/17/2012 6:28:49 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: DH

Oops! Boehner = Bohner


20 posted on 12/17/2012 6:32:33 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Marcella

“Boehner is scared to death of Dec. 31 coming with no deal. Why he is scared is of no consequence,”

We weaker GOP caucus in the House and more liberal Senate in January. PLUS the media has already pre-blamed the GOP for any failure. So even though many Democrats would like to go over the cliff, Boehner does not want to do so.


21 posted on 12/17/2012 8:16:36 PM PST by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: noinfringers2

you mis-spelled OBAMA...

The USA has come to a very sorry state of affairs when one person of the likes of OBAMA can sell out the economic and traditional values of our Nation.


22 posted on 12/17/2012 8:20:22 PM PST by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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