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

DocForesight Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 10:47 PM
Ronald -- Nice try, but that comparison doesn't fly. Reagan negotiated with Tip O'Neill to produce legislation. Like usual, it's the Dems who renege on their "promises" to curb spending. The ultimate fault falls on House Republicans for not conducting a more strenuous battle over those promised spending cuts than on Reagan for not extracting them.

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...