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Obama to Boehner: 'I Will Use Inaugural Address, State of the Union to Blame GOP'

Gabriela8 Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 5:52 PM
That is correct, Buck O. As Benjamin Franklin said: "When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." Here's another gem I just came across: "When the government starts to rob Peter to pay Paul, it can always depend on the support of Paul" George Bernard Shaw.

Statesmanship at its finest: during fiscal cliff talks, President Obama reportedly told Speaker Boehner that he would use his two major speeches in January to blame Republicans for the stalled deal. According to the Wall Street Journal, the president wasn't too happy with the options House Republicans were willing to present, and made it clear he was willing to throw the GOP under the bus for the nation's financial woes.

Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn't...