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View Diary: House passes spending cuts part of Boehner's alternative plan, tax part remains uncertain (245 comments)

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  •  Some are missing the big picture (8+ / 0-)

    This shows that Boehner wouldn't be able to whip the GOP  teabagger caucus to pass any bill that contains anything that smells like a tax hike on the rich.  Nothing.  Zip.  Nada.

    PBO, please take note.

    "Mitt who? That's an odd name. Like an oven mitt, you mean? Oh, yeah, I've got one of those. Used it at the Atlas Society BBQ last summer when I was flipping ribs."

    by Richard Cranium on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 05:24:05 PM PST

    •  It's pretty obvious (3+ / 0-)
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      and it doesn't bode well for the next session.

      Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

      by Betty Pinson on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 05:30:38 PM PST

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    •  I agree - I know that PBO and Democrats (0+ / 0-)

      have "leverage" but what does that mean if the House will not pass anything?  I don't understand how this helps - why should we just assume that if nothing is done this year, that in Jan, there will be enough GOP House votes to even re-institute the Bush tax cuts for ppl under $250K?  thereby raising taxes on ppl over $250K?  How is this gonna work?

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