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  •  The only thing that would make this bill.. (0+ / 0-)

    ....more attractive to the House would be getting rid of all of the tax hikes, and putting in more spending cuts.

    If Boehner put this bill—or even a "watered down" version that still included tax hikes or softened the sequester's cuts—up for a vote on the floor right now, his Speakership wouldn't last for 24 more hours.

    He'll likely still need Democratic votes to pass whatever deal eventually gets done—if there is one—but the pressure has to be a lot higher first in order to give him political cover, if there even is an amount of pressure high enough to give him the kind of cover he'd need.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 07:18:43 AM PST

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