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Don't Blame Boehner

Tim4565 Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 8:56 AM
Saying that Reagan raised taxes is a half-truth. Yes, he did, but he also cut taxes, too, and the cuts stimulated the economy for 20 years. Babe Ruth struck out more than any other baseball player, ever. Is that a fair summary of his career?

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....