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Boehner, Cantor: Plan B Will Pass the House

Always Learning Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 12:39 AM
Guess he got that one wrong. It was such a dumb idea. Increase taxes. No spending cuts. In what parallel universe do conservatives support Plan B?

Speaker John Boehner has enough votes in the House to pass "Plan B," a plan President Obama and Nancy Pelosi once supported.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said unequivocally Thursday that Speaker John Boehner’s fiscal cliff fallback plan would pass the lower chamber later in the day — at the same time his party’s leadership was working privately to shore up support.

The so-called Plan B Boehner is pushing would extend tax rates for income below $1 million but force families making over that threshold to pay Clinton-era rates of nearly 40 percent. Late Wednesday...