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

sleroi Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 12:35 AM
...because their views differed from his. Fact. Both on the floor and in interviews just after being elected he unapologetically cried like a baby. Fact. The entire fiscal cliff debacle was handled extremely poorly, to the detriment of the country. A fact which he fully admits. HR325 is being falsely, and insultingly, sold to the public it is redundant and ineffective and is a complete capitulation in response to Democratic demagoguery and lies. Please explain what good speaker Boehmer has accomplished for our party.

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...