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Boehner on Obama Tax Plan: "You Can't Be Serious"

HarryReidsAGreatAmerican Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:05 PM
"No, workfare moves people from dependence to self reliance. So, I guess you're opposed to self reliance and independence? " Of course not. But workfare doesn't move people that way as much as it leads the horse to water, so to speak. It is ineffective.
scrow Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 11:42 PM
So what does move people to self reliance and independence? What in President Obama's plan does so?
Humphrey Applebee Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:10 PM
That's what the left said about the last time the GOP reformed welfare. Good theory and it was all the rage on the editorial pages of the NYT and WaPo. Unfortunately, history didn't bear them out
The Obama Administration proposal to fix the "fiscal cliff" coming at the end of the year called for $1.6 trillion in tax hikes over current policy. House Speaker John Boehner said he was "flabbergasted" when presented with the proposal this week.

Boehner tells "Fox News Sunday" that after Geithner briefed him privately on Thursday, he looked at Geithner and said, "You can't be serious." Boehner called it "silliness" that the White House was, among other things, asking Congress to give up its power to set the nation's debt limit.

Earlier today, Geithner insisted that the Obama...