#1 Boehner to GOP: Prepare for 'Plan B' on Fiscal Cliff12-18-2012, 01:37 PM
So they are going to pass the tax portion of the spending bill with out the spending cuts. Great going conservative leadship! You just threw away your bargaining position. I knew Boehner was going to cave. The man proves he doesn't have the guts to stand up to the libs. I have no issue with raising the tax rates on those making over 1 million a year. I do have issues with doing this and not getting guaranteed spending cuts.
House Speaker John Boehner told rank-and-file Republicans that they should consider a “Plan B” on how to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff.
House leadership sources say the option would be for the chamber to pass a plan letting top tax rates increase on income over $1 million only.
The House would then send that bill, along with a House-passed bill extending the current tax rates enacted under former President George W. Bush for everyone, and leave it up to the Senate to decide.
“For weeks, Senate Republicans--and a growing number of you--have been pushing for us to pivot to a 'Plan B.' I think there's a better way,” Boehner told GOP members at a meeting on Tuesday, according to his office.
But Boehner added: “The White House just can't seem to bring itself to agree to a 'balanced' approach, and time is running short. Taxes are going up on everyone on Jan. 1. They're baked into current law. And we have to stop whatever tax rate increases we can.”
Please don't shoot me
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