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    John Boehner speaks of tax compromise


    Finally, something Democrats and Republicans can agree on.

    Excerpted from “John Boehner speaks of tax compromise” By MARIN COGAN, Politico, 9/12/10 8:31 AM EDT
    House Minority Leader John Boehner said he would be willing to vote for a bill that phased out the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans provided that it extends tax cuts for the middle class, signaling for the first time a rare opportunity for negotiations between the two parties ahead of a contentious legislative debate. …
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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post

    Finally, something Democrats and Republicans can agree on.
    nice to see him getting on board

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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    nice to see him getting on board
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    Of course what Democrats and Republicans appear to be on the verge of agreeing on is to further increase the indebtedness of the next generation.

    I support one time, limited stimulative spending, but, I oppose permanent economic irresponsibility. It's time Americans came to terms with their budget deficit and how it will be constrained; one of those solutions will be for those that can, paying more.
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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Too early. Let's wait until the election actually puts him in the driver's seat
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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Of course what Democrats and Republicans appear to be on the verge of agreeing on is to further increase the indebtedness of the next generation.

    I support one time, limited stimulative spending, but, I oppose permanent economic irresponsibility. It's time Americans came to terms with their budget deficit and how it will be constrained; one of those solutions will be for those that can, paying more.
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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    It's midterms. Play to the 98% voters. Once you get the people in you want then reinstate the tax cut for the top 2% and make it permanent.
    Short term play for long term goal.
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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Too early. Let's wait until the election actually puts him in the driver's seat


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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Too early. Let's wait until the election actually puts him in the driver's seat
    He has to worry about the midterms. If republicans vote against the tax cut extension it will be easy ammunition for liberals. Boehner is setting the ground for the republicans to give on an issue they cannot afford to fight.
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    Re: John Boehner speaks of tax compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post

    Finally, something Democrats and Republicans can agree on.
    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    nice to see him getting on board
    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Finally!!!!!!! A Party of Maybe!!!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by KeeKee View Post
    It's midterms. Play to the 98% voters. Once you get the people in you want then reinstate the tax cut for the top 2% and make it permanent. Short term play for long term goal.
    It's good to hear Sen. Boehner finally showing some willingness to meet somewhere in the middle on economic policy going forward. Of course, KeeKee makes a good point. There's nothing to stop Boener from projecting an attitude of compromise now and then change his mind after the midterm elections and hold firm to partisan ideology. Still, the mere fact that he's talking compromise has to mean that Boehner acknowledges that the Republicans really don't have an alternate viable solution to the country's economic problem. But we shall see what the new Contract w/America has to offer in the coming days.

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