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    Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt

    That clown Boehner's Plan B was so ridiculous that not even the extremists in his own party would for it. What was he thinking? Boehner obviously must have thought he had the votes, but no. So instead of doing his job and sticking it out to negotiate something that could at least get 45 votes from his own party to pass (if got the Dems came on board), he tucks his tail between legs and scurry's home to cry his drunken eyes out, leaving the country to slide into another recession.....



    Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt

    ...House Republican leaders abruptly canceled a vote on the bill after they failed to rally enough votes for passage in an emergency meeting about 8 p.m. Within minutes, dejected Republicans filed out of the basement meeting room and declared there would be no votes to avert the “fiscal cliff” until after Christmas. With his “Plan B” all but dead, the speaker was left with the choice to find a new Republican way forward or to try to get a broad deficit reduction deal with President Obama that could win passage with Republican and Democratic votes.

    What he could not do was blame Democrats for failing to take up legislation he could not even get through his own membership in the House...read

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/us...er=rss&emc=rss

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    Re: Plan B from Outer Space

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    That clown Boehner's Plan B was so ridiculous that not even the extremists in his own party would for it. What was he thinking? Boehner obviously must have thought he had the votes, but no. So instead of doing his job and sticking it out to negotiate something that could at least get 45 votes from his own party to pass (if got the Dems came on board), he tucks his tail between legs and scurry's home to cry his drunken eyes out, leaving the country to slide into another recession.....



    Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt

    ...House Republican leaders abruptly canceled a vote on the bill after they failed to rally enough votes for passage in an emergency meeting about 8 p.m. Within minutes, dejected Republicans filed out of the basement meeting room and declared there would be no votes to avert the “fiscal cliff” until after Christmas. With his “Plan B” all but dead, the speaker was left with the choice to find a new Republican way forward or to try to get a broad deficit reduction deal with President Obama that could win passage with Republican and Democratic votes.

    What he could not do was blame Democrats for failing to take up legislation he could not even get through his own membership in the House...read

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/us...er=rss&emc=rss
    I'm confused. Are you saying that raising taxes on millionaires is ridiculous?

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    Re: Plan B from Outer Space

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I'm confused. Are you saying that raising taxes on millionaires is ridiculous?
    Actually, it was going to allow loopholes that would allow a reduction in the taxes of the wealthy while closing loopholes for the middle class. the supposed tax hike was actually a falsehood. it still was enough to anger the extremists in his party who could not see the forest for the trees. Had they actually voted for it then obama would have looked like the guy who ran away right before the cliff. Instead it is clear that house republicans are the problem because obama cannot do much without a bill on his desk. Whether he would veto it, or the senate would down it, is pointless now as reps couldn't get over their own hate for each other to pass it.

    this infighting is bad for the party that used to all goosestep together. that was their power for the longest time that they really stuck together no matter how crazy the bill. The radical right who will accept no compromise and wants everything is splitting their party and making them ineffective.

    it is a lovely christmas present. they did not have to destroy their party just for a christmas wish. I would have accepted some higher taxes on the rich and some closed high end loopholes like writing off your ballarina horsey. So to republicans happy holidays. may you have a joyus kawanzaa or however you spell it and a happy new year. Oh, and happy santa day also.

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    Re: Plan B from Outer Space

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    That clown Boehner's Plan B was so ridiculous that not even the extremists in his own party would for it. What was he thinking? Boehner obviously must have thought he had the votes, but no. So instead of doing his job and sticking it out to negotiate something that could at least get 45 votes from his own party to pass (if got the Dems came on board), he tucks his tail between legs and scurry's home to cry his drunken eyes out, leaving the country to slide into another recession.....



    Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt

    ...House Republican leaders abruptly canceled a vote on the bill after they failed to rally enough votes for passage in an emergency meeting about 8 p.m. Within minutes, dejected Republicans filed out of the basement meeting room and declared there would be no votes to avert the “fiscal cliff” until after Christmas. With his “Plan B” all but dead, the speaker was left with the choice to find a new Republican way forward or to try to get a broad deficit reduction deal with President Obama that could win passage with Republican and Democratic votes.

    What he could not do was blame Democrats for failing to take up legislation he could not even get through his own membership in the House...read

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/us...er=rss&emc=rss
    i have to say it this year is worth another recession if it happens. republicans screwed themselves in the election, the tea party bombed big time. Now they are going to be so busy squabbling they are going to ruin their military budget and screw thei corporate backers. Obama is awesome. Soon their guns are going to be taken away. Seriously, what is next? Will jesus come back and register as a democrat? Will he bring ronald reagan back and they will both be democrats? Is it too much to hope for someone at faux news to snap and kill Bill O and rush? Is sean hannity going to get cancer? Will rupert completely loose his mind and turn faux news into the My Little Pony network?

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    Re: Plan B from Outer Space

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Actually, it was going to allow loopholes that would allow a reduction in the taxes of the wealthy while closing loopholes for the middle class. the supposed tax hike was actually a falsehood. it still was enough to anger the extremists in his party who could not see the forest for the trees. Had they actually voted for it then obama would have looked like the guy who ran away right before the cliff. Instead it is clear that house republicans are the problem because obama cannot do much without a bill on his desk. Whether he would veto it, or the senate would down it, is pointless now as reps couldn't get over their own hate for each other to pass it.

    this infighting is bad for the party that used to all goosestep together. that was their power for the longest time that they really stuck together no matter how crazy the bill. The radical right who will accept no compromise and wants everything is splitting their party and making them ineffective.

    it is a lovely christmas present. they did not have to destroy their party just for a christmas wish. I would have accepted some higher taxes on the rich and some closed high end loopholes like writing off your ballarina horsey. So to republicans happy holidays. may you have a joyus kawanzaa or however you spell it and a happy new year. Oh, and happy santa day also.
    I was hoping for a response from the OP, not some stone thrower from her glass house.

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    Re: Plan B from Outer Space

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    i have to say it this year is worth another recession if it happens. republicans screwed themselves in the election, the tea party bombed big time. Now they are going to be so busy squabbling they are going to ruin their military budget and screw thei corporate backers. Obama is awesome. Soon their guns are going to be taken away. Seriously, what is next? Will jesus come back and register as a democrat? Will he bring ronald reagan back and they will both be democrats? Is it too much to hope for someone at faux news to snap and kill Bill O and rush? Is sean hannity going to get cancer? Will rupert completely loose his mind and turn faux news into the My Little Pony network?
    Republicans are destroying themselves from within and without any help from the Left or Obama. Just sit back and enjoy the show. I wonder if Republicans know that Santa Claus is a Democrat? They're at the top of his naughty list. Merry Xmas, Republicans. LOL

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    Re: Plan B from Outer Space

    Don't we already have a thread on this very topic? Or was this just a way to flame in your very own turd of a thread?
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    Re: Plan B from Outer Space

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I was hoping for a response from the OP, not some stone thrower from her glass house.
    Sorry, was the truth painful? Were you hoping the OP would lie to you to make you feel better? Well that is fox's job. You are looking at the wrong monitor, you have to watch the Tv for fox news to make you feel better and to pretend the world exists as you want it.

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    Re: Plan B from Outer Space

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Don't we already have a thread on this very topic? Or was this just a way to flame in your very own turd of a thread?
    oh my I hope he was not hurt by that scathing wit of yours. No wait, he seems fine. Perhaps your flame thrower is out of fuel? So when are you going to get a refill and start flaming?

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    Plan B' Vote Spiked In House In Major Setback For Boehner

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    - House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) failed to muscle a controversial fiscal cliff fallback through the House Thursday night, suddenly pulling the bill after spending almost a week on a plan that Democrats called a waste of time

    The failure to bring the measure to a vote kills Boehner's "Plan B" and moves the nation one large step closer to the so-called fiscal cliff looming on Jan. 1, when a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts are set to start kicking in. It also marks a major setback for Boehner, who was unable to marshal enough of his fractious, Tea Party-inspired members, even after he and other leaders had pledged earlier in the day that they would succeed.
    "The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass," Boehner said in a statement. "Now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff. The House has already passed legislation to stop all of the January 1 tax rate increases and replace the sequester with responsible spending cuts that will begin to address our nation's crippling debt. The Senate must now act."

    'Plan B' Vote Spiked In House In Major Setback For Boehner

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