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  •  It's a good thing Boehner rejected the offer (1+ / 0-)
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    Laconic Lib

    I don't understand why anyone is defending this crappy offer when there is no chance of it passing.

    And over the cliff we go

    Posted by Greg Sargent

    John Boehner, at his minute-long appearance before the cameras today:

    “Tomorrow, the House will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every American — 99.81 percent of the American people. Then the president will have a decision to make. He can call on the Senate Democrats to pass that bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history.”

    That appears to be a straightforward threat: If Obama doesn’t agree to raise tax rates only on income over $1 million, we’re going over the cliff. No other choice is offered. It’s one or the other.

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