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The True Disciple of Saul Alinsky

michigander4 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:35 AM
Pat, you're right -- Boehner should tell Geithner to shove it. The Republicans will be blamed no matter what happens. Therefore they should stick to their principles. What was the old saying - better to be hung for a sheep than a goat, or something like that.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's opening bid to Speaker John Boehner, a demand for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, was not meant as a serious offer. It was an ultimatum couched in an insult. Translation:

"We won the election. We have the whip hand. Not only are you going to sign on to higher tax rates and higher tax revenues, we are going to rub your Tea Party noses in your coming capitulation."

That Boehner did not throw the offer back in Geithner's face and tell him, "Give me a call, Tim, when you're serious," suggests that the speaker feels he is...