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“Hindsight is 20-20”: Boehner Regrets His Fiscal Cliff Strategy

Bear Trax Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 10:06 AM
Right on. What we're fighting now is a 'slothful' lazying of american people used to getting what they want simply by pushing a button on the TV remote control. The work ethic is becoming obsolete, at least old fashioned. Hard times used to be what brought out the best in americans, the depression followed by world war toughened past generations with real values. I'm afraid our country's going soft and south.

After the fiscal cliff deal was reached, House Speaker John Boehner made it very clear that he was done negotiating directly with President Obama. Not surprisingly, Boehner’s promise of a new strategy going forward has to do with regrets over how he handled the cliff negotiations.

In a private speech to the Ripon Society on Tuesday, Boehner said that he should have taken a different course after the November election by immediately demanding that the Senate produce a bill to avert the worst parts of a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that were due...