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Don't Blame Boehner

Ken85 Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 10:44 AM
Were you there or did you read that somewhere? See, I was there. Yes, Reagan did raise taxes when he took office but when the budget was balanced he lowered taxes. The Democrats screamed because they already had plans to spend the money and they were livid when Reagan informed the public.

When you lose an election, you get frustrated. When you're sitting in a subpar 2 percent economy, and are faced with tax hikes rather than marginal rate reductions, you get even more frustrated. And when you're staring at $47 trillion in spending over the next 10 years, and $8.6 trillion in deficits, your frustration levels climb even higher.

These are among the frustrations that led a number of House Republicans to pull back from Speaker John Boehner's so-called Plan B. Nobody looked good on the Republican side when Thursday night's vote fell through. But you have to understand their frustrations....