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    Re: Republicans yank fiscal cliff ‘Plan B,’ lacked GOP backing

    Just curious...who do people here blame most for this debacle here? GOP? Boehner? Both (equally?) ?

    GOP has alot of blame for sure, but Boehner??? You don't announce a Plan B which you know is going to get massive publicity if you don't have the votes for it...what was he thinking??? That was totally embarrassing for him!

    As Denverboz said...goodbye, Mr. Speaker...

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    Re: Republicans yank fiscal cliff ‘Plan B,’ lacked GOP backing

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticsoto View Post
    Just curious...who do people here blame most for this debacle here? GOP? Boehner? Both (equally?) ?

    GOP has alot of blame for sure, but Boehner??? You don't announce a Plan B which you know is going to get massive publicity if you don't have the votes for it...what was he thinking??? That was totally embarrassing for him!

    As Denverboz said...goodbye, Mr. Speaker...
    Well, some blame has to go to the GOP conservatives who refuse to make any compromise on taxes. But the Plan B debacle is on Boehner 100%. He has to know the group he is supposedly leading better than that. Like it or not, for better or worse, the Tea Party has been a factor in Republican politics since before the 2010 midterm elections. It's almost like Boehner is acting as if that never happened and he's leading the same Republican party that he had in 2008.

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    Re: Republicans yank fiscal cliff ‘Plan B,’ lacked GOP backing

    Who's the majority whip these days?

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    Re: Republicans yank fiscal cliff ‘Plan B,’ lacked GOP backing

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticsoto View Post
    Just curious...who do people here blame most for this debacle here? GOP? Boehner? Both (equally?) ?

    GOP has alot of blame for sure, but Boehner??? You don't announce a Plan B which you know is going to get massive publicity if you don't have the votes for it...what was he thinking??? That was totally embarrassing for him!

    As Denverboz said...goodbye, Mr. Speaker...
    Boehner .. no doubt.

    Guy looks like a serious alcoholic and like he smokes a TON of cigarettes .... he just looks dirty.

    I totally blame him!

    They need to raise taxes up on those who make $250 to $500 .. anything OVER $500 raise their taxes to 70% or more .. bwahahahahahaha
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    Re: Republicans yank fiscal cliff ‘Plan B,’ lacked GOP backing

    It's surprising that this happened. I thought negotiations were going well. I guess that was just an illusion. Even so, it would have been less embarrassing for Boehner to put Obama's proposal to a vote rather than create something out of the blue that confused people as to why it was being done and then have it blow up in his face by his own party...

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    Re: Republicans yank fiscal cliff ‘Plan B,’ lacked GOP backing

    So if we "go over" the cliff... Tax cuts go bye bye. Military has no budget and people get laid off. Spending cuts kick in...Economy can slide back into the ****ter.

    Now can we get congressional term limits and supreme court terms?

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    Re: Republicans yank fiscal cliff ‘Plan B,’ lacked GOP backing

    Crap!
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    The average price of a gallon may double if Congress doesn't pass a new farm bill by Jan. 1
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    Re: Republicans yank fiscal cliff ‘Plan B,’ lacked GOP backing

    Quote Originally Posted by denverboz View Post
    Shouldn't drink glandular secretions from another species anyway... Oh crap what about the government cheese? TAX HIKE!!!!!!

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    Re: Republicans yank fiscal cliff ‘Plan B,’ lacked GOP backing

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticsoto View Post
    Just curious...who do people here blame most for this debacle here? GOP? Boehner? Both (equally?) ?

    GOP has alot of blame for sure, but Boehner??? You don't announce a Plan B which you know is going to get massive publicity if you don't have the votes for it...what was he thinking??? That was totally embarrassing for him!

    As Denverboz said...goodbye, Mr. Speaker...
    For this particular screw up? Boehner, its all on him. Though he may have been under cut by his own Judas.
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    Re: Republicans yank fiscal cliff ‘Plan B,’ lacked GOP backing

    Quote Originally Posted by Historian View Post
    Who's the majority whip these days?
    Rep Kevin McCarthy (CA)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticsoto View Post
    It's surprising that this happened. I thought negotiations were going well. I guess that was just an illusion. Even so, it would have been less embarrassing for Boehner to put Obama's proposal to a vote rather than create something out of the blue that confused people as to why it was being done and then have it blow up in his face by his own party...
    I don't get it either, Boehner had a lot of what he wanted in Obama's last counter. Hell he had some Democrats saying Obama was giving away too much. Why force this?

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    Re: Republicans yank fiscal cliff ‘Plan B,’ lacked GOP backing

    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    So if we "go over" the cliff... Tax cuts go bye bye. Military has no budget and people get laid off. Spending cuts kick in...Economy can slide back into the ****ter.

    Now can we get congressional term limits and supreme court terms?
    Military still has a budget.

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    Re: Republicans yank fiscal cliff ‘Plan B,’ lacked GOP backing

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    Military still has a budget.
    Okay "Dire" cuts to Military and Domestic programs then.

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    Re: Republicans yank fiscal cliff ‘Plan B,’ lacked GOP backing

    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    Looks like we are headed for a recession...

    didn't Discopatti say this was going to happen?
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