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Sources: Obama and
Boehner spoke Wednesday

CNN, by Jessica Yellin, Kate Bolduan*

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/29/2012 10:20:50 AM

House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama spoke by phone Wednesday ahead of high-level fiscal cliff negotiations today on Capitol Hill, multiple sources told CNN. Obama told Boehner that tax rates would go up on wealthy individuals in the new year and that there would be no deal regarding that aspect, a source familiar with the call said. Another source familiar with the phone call said "the call was 28 minutes long. Hardly short or curt." The website Politico, which first reported the call,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 11/29/2012 10:26:53 AM     (No. 9039221)

The one who asks for a meeting - he´s the traitor.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nimby, 11/29/2012 10:29:40 AM     (No. 9039231)

If Obama wants to increase tax rates, let the onus be on him. Why should the House appease him? The house members were sent to DC to argue on behalf of the people, not to chop their legs off.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: andyboy, 11/29/2012 10:29:44 AM     (No. 9039234)

If Obama won´t commit to spending cuts now (the same old story), the House should just vote to extend the Bush tax cuts -- all of them -- and let the Dem Senate and Obama decide if they really want to vote against that (thereby raising everyone´s taxes) while not cutting a dollar of spending.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: andyboy, 11/29/2012 10:31:52 AM     (No. 9039239)

Excellent point #2. Everyone seems to forget that We The People just re-elected a GOP House by a landslide (just as we did in 2010) because we want runaway government spending stopped.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sunsong, 11/29/2012 11:08:00 AM     (No. 9039340)

If the GOP can´t get serious spending cuts now from the dems - then the best thing to to do is ket ALL the Bush Tax Cuts expire! Nov 2014 is a long, long way away and in the meantime - it´s Obama´s economy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 11/29/2012 11:11:56 AM     (No. 9039346)

Collusion,Conspiracy, Corruption

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/29/2012 12:23:35 PM     (No. 9039505)

Wow! They spoke! Øbama must be exhausted! Time for a vacation to "recharge" the old batteries. Hawaii, here he comes!

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