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Will Boehner’s Speakership Survive Until Plan C?

Maybe it IS the "dawning of a new 'Golden Age'!

Posted by Ezra Klein | Washington Post

Has there been a House speaker in modern American history with less control over his members than John Boehner?

Over the past three days, Boehner has focused all attention on “Plan B”: an effort to strengthen his hand in negotiations with President Obama by passing backup legislation that would extend the Bush tax cuts for all income under $1 million.

Tonight, Boehner lost that vote. In a dramatic turn of events on the House floor, he pulled the legislation. In a statement released moments ago, he said, “The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass.” Boehner lost.

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hopefully they both go off

hopefully they both go off the cliff and hopefully plenty of rocks are waiting.

Ron Paul 2016

Hopefully not! He has proven to be all too willing to cave...

on taxes, and Obama is not caving on spending. At least 'going over the cliff' will cut spending across the board. The real sticking point here is Obama, whose 'legacy projects' like the TSA and Obama-care really need to just be eliminated.

But that man should play the tyrant over God, and find Him a better man than himself, is astonishing drama indeed!~~D. Sayers
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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I'm Hoping...

Boehner won't survive plan B!

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

Correct me if I am wrong

but isn't the "fiscal cliff" a better option than both Obama and Boehner's plans since *Gasp* spending will actually be cut, even on the military? I know taxes will rise, but at least spending will be cut which is the real problem.

Scam

the whole fiscal cliff is a scam.

there is nothing stopping them from passing legislation (after it goes into effect) that either increases the spending again, or decreases the taxes again.

you can always tell the truth about something coming out of Washington based on its name. What picture are they trying to paint with the name. Assume that the name is a direct lie about what is actually going to happen.

DISCLOSE - theoretically makes campaigns tell more about who contributes, but it really protects big contributors from being exposed.

PATRIOT - takes away the rights of patriots.

Anyway, they painted a picture when they named the "Cliff". they want it to be the end of the world. They want people to be scared, because when people are scared they will accept crap as a way of avoiding the cliff. Notice how, a couple of years ago they moved the cliff to NOW, as a way of handling it after elections instead of before. That's a dead giveaway that they intend to sell us down the river even if we are kicking and screaming. All in the name of avoiding the fictitious cliff.

Your right!

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When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!