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John Boehner throws cold
water on Obama sequester plan

Politico, by Jake Sherman

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/5/2013 3:48:58 PM

Speaker John Boehner is signaling he will not accept revenue increases that President Barack Obama is expected to propose to delay the automatic spending cuts that take hold at the beginning of March. “President Obama first proposed the sequester and insisted it become law,” Boehner said in a statement. “Republicans have twice voted to replace these arbitrary cuts with common-sense cuts and reforms that protect our national defense. “We believe there is a better way to reduce the deficit, but Americans do not support sacrificing real spending cuts for more tax hikes,” he added. “The president’s sequester


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 2/5/2013 4:18:52 PM     (No. 9160376)

WOW, now things are going to get on the right track, I get........s/o

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 2/5/2013 4:19:33 PM     (No. 9160378)

bet not get, sloppy fingers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kowgirl, 2/5/2013 4:23:00 PM     (No. 9160383)

Waiting for Boehner to cave ~ 100, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94 ...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: twculver, 2/5/2013 4:23:35 PM     (No. 9160384)

When our side holds the Dems´ feet to the fire, we should support them. If later they cave, then we can always be critical, but for the moment Boehner and McConnell are holding firm, so let´s enjoy the moment.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 67cj5, 2/5/2013 4:42:35 PM     (No. 9160402)

More drama for the masses. I predict this will go down to the wire and then……. BAM!!! A magical compromise will be found and all will be well with the world. Obama will get his way and the Repubs will exclaim they had no choice but to compromise and got the best deal they could under the dire circumstances. Then they will tell us that this compromise puts in a much better position for the next fiscal calamity which is just around the corner. They are all on the same team up there in DC, just a sorry bunch a back slappin bastids!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 2/5/2013 4:57:05 PM     (No. 9160414)

Boehner...unable to find the right words.

No good ahead.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tsquare, 2/5/2013 5:25:11 PM     (No. 9160439)


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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 2/5/2013 5:29:26 PM     (No. 9160443)

Boehner deserves credit here. He´s maneuvered himself into a position of strength. Obama has to make concessions or the cuts automatically take hold.

I expect the attacks on the speaker will be as ugly and vile as any we´ve ever seen.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/5/2013 6:53:12 PM     (No. 9160563)

So far so good. Let´s hope he keeps his word. I will be first to compliment the Speaker if he stands firm. He can be in the position of strength this time IF he plays it right.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bob913, 2/5/2013 7:30:24 PM     (No. 9160598)

They talk and talk of cutting cost (a tiny little bit) then we hear talk of giving illegals everything.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Patriot Forever, 2/5/2013 7:54:01 PM     (No. 9160619)

Finally Little John can do something positive for the country if he can just keep his mouth firmly shut. No compromise, please.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tomishere, 2/6/2013 12:24:13 AM     (No. 9160916)

Unfortunately #8 the attacks will come from our side. We make it easy for Obama.

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