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Boehner caves, agrees on higher taxes on rich
Posted - 12/16/2012 5:43:16 PM | show profile | flag this post
Boehner finally understands the GOP's been checkmated on the fiscal cliff negotiations.
He's agreed to Obama's demand for tax hikes on the upper 2%.
There may be hope for the Republican Party after all.
Posted - 12/16/2012 5:55:01 PM | show profile | flag this post
"GOP's been checkmated"
Not exactly. Or, rather, not even close.
"He's agreed to Obama's demand for tax hikes on the upper 2%"
No, Boehner offered an increase on those earning $1 million or more...and no elimination of the spending cap or extension of unemployment benefits.
It was a counter-offer from a position of strength, not a capitulation.
Posted - 12/16/2012 6:10:52 PM | show profile | flag this post
Anyone who thinks
the GOP, and especially Boehner, is arguing anything "from a position of strength" is woefully, sadly out of touch.
We're not exactly close to a deal yet--but when that deal is struck?? Even if it's 'sort of a, 50-50 deal'? It will be seen as a victory for the WH. Because anytime you can get the Party of NO to agree to anything for the good of the country instead of what's good for the party---Yep. That's a victory. And, God forbid, there is no deal, then the Party of NO deserves the scorn it's going to get.
"from a position of strength" my ass.
Posted - 12/16/2012 6:24:05 PM | show profile | flag this post
Then it's your ass.
Posted - 12/16/2012 6:55:42 PM | show profile | flag this post
and thus departs cruiztwit's LAST connection with..
public pressure is going to force the republicans to roll over on the tax issue..
they cannot afford what it's going to cost them politically icf the deal isn't reached..
the only one dealing from the positions of strength is the president of the united states..
Posted - 12/17/2012 9:28:59 AM | show profile | flag this post
of course obama rejected boehner's deal. which proves obama isn't serious about cutting spending.
also seems the establishment media is pushing polls that show americans support obama on the fiscal cliff- while burying polls that show the opposite.
but there's no liberal bias in the media and the media isn't all in for dear leader.
Posted - 12/17/2012 10:50:07 AM | show profile | flag this post
departed reality a long time ago.
The GOP is in a no win situation.
If they hold out for what the base wants -- they lose big time all around -- including in the 2014 and likely 2016 election.