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Boehner Announces Fiscal Cliff "Plan B"

amackent Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 9:10 AM
You're exactly right here. He's negotiating with himself. He's so desperate for a deal that he keeps making proposals only for each to be shot down all the while offering more and more concessions. Bring on the fiscal cliff. Taxes rates will rise and flatten addressing the deficit to a small degree - good. Spending will be sequestered - even better. I haven't any idea why the Republicans should oppose any of this. Sure we don't want to pay higher taxes, but if spending isn't in any way restrained, it's meaningless.

House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday he will be bringing a fiscal cliff "plan B" to the House floor this week for a vote. Boehner says his new plan will protect as many taxpayers as possible and is a tax-only measure. More from National Journal.

Two congressional sources said the vote would probably be held on Thursday.

The tax-only measure is being called "Plan B" by Republicans and they are looking at it as an alternative to a broader plan that the speaker has been negotiating with the White House.

Talks between the White...