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Obama, Boehner meet
on fiscal cliff

USA Today, by David Jackson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/17/2012 12:14:24 PM

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House on Monday to discuss the imminent fiscal cliff. The meeting takes place amid reports of movement in negotiations designed to avoid the cliff, a series of tax hikes and budget cuts that kick in next year if there is no debt reduction agreement between the parties. The White House and Boehner´s office confirmed the speaker´s visit. "The President and the Speaker are meeting at the White House to continue their discussions about the fiscal cliff and balanced deficit reduction," said a statement from the White House.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 12/17/2012 12:18:59 PM     (No. 9070931)

In my bad moment I think...I wouldn´t mind pushing them both off.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: justavoter, 12/17/2012 12:20:01 PM     (No. 9070935)

Boehner is such an idiot for "negotiating" with Obama. We lose.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: alloysteel, 12/17/2012 12:24:01 PM     (No. 9070945)

Do any of these meetings matter?

Boehner will get rolled again. The Current Occupant of the White Hut does not negotiate in the accepted sense.

Kidnap the opposition, knock it out, tie it up in a chair, put blindfold on, subject said opponent to serious sensory deprivation, make accusations and assertions that have no basis in fact, put a gun to the temple of said opponent, THEN "negotiate".

Ah, the Chicago way.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 12/17/2012 12:34:42 PM     (No. 9070958)

There is something wrong with the Speaker of the House. He is making ongoing concessions
and the President is mocking him. Stop the concessions and accept the damage that will be done starting 2013. This is Obama´s economy and his followers will likely suffer along with all others.. This President was never taught to negotiate. His DNA screams conquer, demean, and get revenge for perceived slights.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: yuban, 12/17/2012 12:43:47 PM     (No. 9070971)

I have read about Boehner´s concessions but have not heard a word about Obama´s concessions.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mean Gene, 12/17/2012 12:47:58 PM     (No. 9070977)

Doesn´t Obama head for his $4million vacation today?


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 12/17/2012 1:17:38 PM     (No. 9071026)

Boehner will not get rolled. It is the American taxpayer and anyone with savings the will get rolled. Boehner will do just fine and further increase his wealth. Secret meetings are un-American.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mws50, 12/17/2012 1:30:33 PM     (No. 9071065)

Obama was just teaching Boehner some new dog tricks, such as how to roll over (right to left) how to sit, and which side of his mouth his tongue should be hanging when he pants.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Feebie, 12/17/2012 1:47:03 PM     (No. 9071097)

What could go wrong? Eh....ehh...ehhh?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 12/17/2012 1:51:46 PM     (No. 9071111)

Thelma and Louise, as far as I´m concerned.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/17/2012 9:49:11 PM     (No. 9071794)

Hold hands & jump... had enough of their games.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/17/2012 10:45:16 PM     (No. 9071852)

Boehner breaks every rule of good negotiating. First, you never make the first offer. Second, If your offer is not accepted, it goes away. It does not become the floor on which your opponent builds. Third, you never negotiate on your opponent´s ground. Fourth, you never deal with flunkies like Geithner. Boehner is not a good negotiator at all. He should find someone who is a good negotiator.

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