Boehner Compromises With Dems On Tax Cuts

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    Great! We have to kill the ability of the job creators [wealthy] to protect the middle-class and that 50% who pay noooo taxes. The economy will continue to stagnate, or worse, nose dive.---Aqua*

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    House minority leader says he would support middle-class tax cuts without an extension for high-income earners, but only if that's the only way to push extension of Bush-era tax reductions through Congress.



    Read more: Gibbs, Boehner trade shots - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com

    From John Boehner:

    "If the president is serious about job creation, there's a clear way forward, and that's for us to come together and pass legislation immediately that cuts spending to 2008 levels for the next year and stops all of the coming tax hikes by freezing all current tax rates for the next two years. Anything short of that may selfishly check a political box for the president, but it fails the American people.

    "Instead of resorting to tired old class warfare rhetoric, pitting one working American against another, the president and the Democratic leadership should start working with us this week to ensure a fair and open debate to pass legislation to cut spending and freeze tax rates without any further delay."
     
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    I just heard Boortz and Jamie debating whether or not that was a good move.
     
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    Yes, it is something to debate. However, I think it a smart political move as the folks on the hill can't call the Republicans, "the party of no", on this one. I think Obama set it up this way hoping the Republicans would not go for any of it, and then he could use that as a "tool" to prove to his remaining base of...what ---29% of those who still "strongly approve" of the job the president is doing??
     
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    Hopefully he remains true to this statement. Whether you like middle class tax cuts or not it's ATLEAST a good sign that the possible future majority leader isn't totally and completely partisan and still considers himself in a position to say "hey we CAN get along like we used to before the 90s and crack a deal maybe".
     
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    Good to see Boehner finally showing a willingness to compromise. There may be hope for him after all
     
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    Yes, and now we will see if there is hope that Obama, will compromise on Boehner's conditions, as quoted above in the OP. :)
     
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    Why does Obama need any Republicans again? I thought Dems won?
     
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    For political face value. :)
     
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    Gee......I'd always thought you "conservatives" would insist that Republican-congressmen would do (at least) ONE-thing to earn the government-checks they've drawing.....for THE LAST, TWO YEARS!!! :eusa_eh: (You know....besides yelling "NO!!") ​
     
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