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Boehner Announces Fiscal Cliff "Plan B"

djaymick Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 2:19 PM
It's time to stop this foolishness and tell the President that this plan has been backed by both Democrat and Republican and his extremism is showing. It's time to say, "I'm done. You win. You get all the new taxes (from everyone), the spending cuts will come from sequestration, and the government will shut down once we hit the debt limit." They will never satisfy Obama until they write the bill he wants. You gave it your best try, but sometimes you can never agree with someone who is dead set in his agenda. PLEASE STOP NEGOTIATING! You only lower the bar for future negotiations.
Summers Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 2:26 PM
I'm in agreement, djay. Go over the cliff and hit the ceiling. Get it behind us.
T172 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 2:29 PM
And thank god you're not in power, most of us actually have to work for a living unlike you guys apparently.
Summers Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 2:38 PM
WRONG!! I hate to see payroll taxes and other taxes go up. How long can we spend more than twice what we take in and keep coming up with new spending plans with no way to pay for them? At home, you sit down with your spouse, figure out where to cut spending, how to get the best deals on what you have to buy, and even consider if you can do extra work somewhere to get additional income. I've seen my share of skinny budget times in my life.
T172 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 2:25 PM
Obama is willing to go over the cliff. He won re-election, and the polls show the republicans will get the blame for the inevitable economic woes that follow.

Boehner has absolutely no cards to play, the only reason he hasn't already agreed to Obama is he's trying to put on a good show for the base.

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...