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Don't Blame Boehner

Beeblebrox Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 10:34 AM
This is completely wrong. Boehner holds the purse strings. IOW, he has 100% of the power when it comes to stopping out-of-control spending. Making excuses for this guy is unconscionable.

When you lose an election, you get frustrated. When you're sitting in a subpar 2 percent economy, and are faced with tax hikes rather than marginal rate reductions, you get even more frustrated. And when you're staring at $47 trillion in spending over the next 10 years, and $8.6 trillion in deficits, your frustration levels climb even higher.

These are among the frustrations that led a number of House Republicans to pull back from Speaker John Boehner's so-called Plan B. Nobody looked good on the Republican side when Thursday night's vote fell through. But you have to understand their frustrations....