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Boehner Falls on The Sword: All Tax, No Cuts

By Lori Montgomery and Rosalind S. Helderman
Washington Post

In a second meeting with GOP members Tuesday, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) outlined the options for handling the Senate plan while explaining the high “risk” involved with approving a different bill that might die in the other chamber, according to lawmakers exiting the evening session. Such an outcome could make the House GOP the public face of a failed effort to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts and possibly cause a public outcry as taxes on every American worker would jump.

No decision was made about how to proceed in the House, and it remained unclear whether a vote would be held. Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), said he and Cantor “laid out options to the members and listened to feedback. The lack of spending cuts in the Senate bill was a universal concern amongst members in today’s meeting. Conversations with members will continue throughout the afternoon on the path forward.”

People who attended the meeting said Boehner mostly listened to the concerns, though he declined to take a clear position.

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Please show John Boehner your love

Let me get this straight ...

... in order to avoid tax increases and spending cuts going into effect, the Republicans -- who always CAMPAIGN on cutting taxes and cutting spending -- have decided to raise taxes and not cut spending (there are no real cuts).

And this from the House of Representatives, signing onto a bill that was originated in the Senate, even though it is illegal to do so since the Constitution, Article 1, Section 7 says, "SAll Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives..."

Boehner is maybe the most corrupt Speaker in a generation -- and THAT is saying something since they are all corrupt.

At least, Pelosi was mostly just dumb as a box of rocks in addition to her corruption, but Boehner is criminal corrupt.

Very Well Said TommyPaine

Boehner sold his soul for the love of the world, the speakership and a little temporary fame..

The truth is Boehner is despised by many of his collegues because he is an insecure crybaby and gutless coward, pretending to be a true conservative..(RHINO)

At least Pelosi knows what she ignorant dumbell and bleeding heart liberal, who really believes she is helping her country and is entitled to use for example, a personal jet in which she can fly her entire family all over the world at Taxpayer expense...


"an 11th hour compromise"....
wonder who called that one?
and did so MONTHS ago!

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

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CONgress = FAILURE! else do you see it?

what to do about it?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Hose passes Senate Cliff Bill...America Loses Again!

157 Yea

126 Nay

Bill Passes...It Goes To The President for signing...

Cantor voted Nay

Beohner voted yea

Ryan voted Yea

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They are voting right now. Vote is running 2 to 1 Yea.

Miserable. That heavily dented can is being kicked again right now. Disgusting.

It may be time to shrug, Atlas


Boehner and Romney are

Boehner and Romney are perfect faces for the GOP because they look and smell like rotting elephant carcasses.

You mean republicans talked about cuts until it was time to

actually vote for some? Imagine that. It's like democrats and war. It's how they keep people convinced the parties are different.

Yes, the mark of a true sociopath

To say one thing and do another

As far back as I can remember EVERY SINGLE

legislation passed by Congress is pro status quo/big banks/multi-national corporations and fucks the American people up their bottoms. Anyone who still expects a vote to go in the people's favor is certifiably insane.

After much hand wringing and maybe even tears

Boehner is going to fold up like a portable lawn chair. Seen it before.


We are fucked, one more time.

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hope they will atleast kiss

hope they will atleast kiss us.

Reminds me

of "I Have a Drone" just replace The Mitt with John.