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

JasonCharleston Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 2:19 PM
A) you make no sense. Are you saying if we banned unions we would all immediately go into sweat shops? Does that make any sense to you? B) I would definitely get rid of all the public sector unions.

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...