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Is Boehner Capitulating on Tax Hike Boost? Blame Game Posturing

DON THE BRITTON Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:04 AM
Boehner is an idiot to make offers without anything in writing from Obama. He is trying to hit a moving target with no way to win. He should submit a GOP bill and leave Obama to negotiate with himself. There is no way that the GOP can avoid being blamed for everything, so man up and do the right thing. Cut spending now by any means possible, there is waste in every program so everything should be on the table.

House speaker John Boehner made an incremental move in Obama's direction in regards to tax hikes.

Specifically, Boehner offered to raise income tax rates on households earning more than $1 million a year in exchange for containing the cost of federal entitlement programs.

Discussion are private, and president Obama rejected the offer. Specifically, the president wants hikes on those making more than $250,000. Obama also wants to avoid making significant reductions in entitlement programs such as Social Security and...