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Night talks: Obama, Boehner
meet on ´fiscal cliff´

Associated Press, by Andrew Taylor and Jim Kuhnhenn

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/13/2012 10:05:35 PM

WASHINGTON -- Face to face with time running short, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner negotiated at the White House Thursday night in what aides called "frank" talks aimed at breaking a stubborn deadlock and steering the nation away from an economy-threatening "fiscal cliff." Boehner returned to the Capitol an hour later, briskly walking past reporters without comment. There was no indication whether any progress had been made, though the use of the word "frank" by both sides to describe the talks suggested the president and the speaker stuck hard to their opposing

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Justavoter, 12/13/2012 10:22:35 PM     (No. 9064500)

Boner is an idiot for meeting with Obama

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 12/13/2012 10:30:36 PM     (No. 9064509)

Push them both off!

The best thing that could happen at this point is for the US to go over that cliff

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/13/2012 11:11:52 PM     (No. 9064547)

I hope Boehner is getting adequate rest and staying alert. He has to go to the WH and also deal with the House and his party. That can be exhausting.

And tired people make bad decisions - not that I admire Boehner that much when he is at his best.

Obama is always at home in the WH and has the home field advantage. And he really doesn´t have to deal with dissent from his colleagues.




Being tired

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Reply 4 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/13/2012 11:14:56 PM     (No. 9064548)

Oh, give it a rest already!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/14/2012 12:01:42 AM     (No. 9064571)

Just vote to extend the current tax bill until Feb. & go home for Christmas. Staying & playing Obozo´s game is a trap to torture GOPers.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/14/2012 12:27:49 AM     (No. 9064587)

When we go over the cliff he will get 451 billion in new tax revenue and a commitment to cut 1 trillion over 10 years. Simple math says the deficit for 2013 ought to decrease by 551 billion. That´s a good start.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judith, 12/14/2012 7:33:01 AM     (No. 9064828)

Boehner looks pretty grim these days. While the moron potus larks about laughing and playing. Obama truly does not have a clue and has no desire to protect and preserve this great country. Same goes for the entire dem party.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LZK, 12/14/2012 8:23:08 AM     (No. 9064922)

The rope/a dope play or as I like to call it -- the razzle/dazzle....

I´m starting to understand the entrenched republicans who have lived all their political careers in DC are having US for breakfast.

They are chummmmmy with the demorats of a similar persuasion. It´s all soooooo civilized...

The problem with the republlicans is that the Tea Party members who have showed up -- don´t play the tell the people anything and do what YOU want game....hence their beling pulled off committees that "matter"....

The real story here is --- the democrats across this country are being sold down the river along with WE republicans -- and NOW they are starting to "get it"....

LZK

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Barbarian Heretic, 12/14/2012 8:40:14 AM     (No. 9064949)

I´m with #6-

The ONLY way we get REAL budget cuts is with sequestration.

I´m a Cliff Diver! Join Us!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: suncitypro, 12/14/2012 8:40:20 AM     (No. 9064950)

Why do the dems never have to offer up any legitimate proposals in this fiscal conversation? Obama´s budget ideas never get any traction--even in his own congress. He gets more traction out of the media than the congress.
And his medical device tax is getting ready to explode all over this country, and primarily in the dem land of the northeast.
John Boehner needs to say enough, and go home.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/14/2012 9:41:38 AM     (No. 9065055)

I am seven days from becoming John Galt.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 12/14/2012 10:44:43 AM     (No. 9065195)

Send two bills to the Senate.

First: Extending present tax rates with no expiration date.

Second: A budget based upon the last budget that was passed by Congress and Signed by the President less 5% across the the board.

Then go home secure in the knowledge that you have done something that will irritate the opposition to no end. And while you are home, meet with every civic group and hammer the fact that you did your job, you have acted and it is the opposition that refuses to accept or offer any alternative.

BECAUSE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE BILLS ARE SUPPOSED TO ORIGINATE IN THE HOUSE.

Sorry, I guess I shouldm´t be shouting, but this is getting rather trite.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 12/14/2012 11:26:13 AM     (No. 9065273)

Bachmann needs to elbow out the tan man and his buddy can´t-or and rip 0 to shreds.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rc1776, 12/14/2012 11:44:08 AM     (No. 9065311)

Now we know how j. boehner obtains it´s tan.
We warned him that the What? Hoes illegal alien blasphemous al Qaeda impostor curtsying queer bar queen Ø´blow the blamer´s tan rubbed off.
We must hope that is all it (spreacher jb) caught from Ø .
At least sasquatch did not boil it.

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