JOHN BOEHNER TRIES TO ‘PASS THE BUCK’


Yesterday, Speaker Boehner had a 50 second press conference in which he announced a vote (today) on a ‘fiscal cliff bill’ that will give tax cuts to most Americans. “And if Democrats don’t pass it in the Senate, the responsibility for going over the fiscal cliff will be on President Obama.”  Oh, no, he didn’t!  Mr. 110612_boehner_cries_ap_465Boehner, you cannot pass the buck so easily.  I hear that the House is in a crisis and you are not really in charge.  Some say, you are delaying negotiations until January to allow for your re-election on January 3, 2013.  The American people watch the news, Mr. Boehner.  We know that the ball is in your court and you are still trying to protect the richest of the rich from a raise in taxes.  However, the President is resolute: The rich must pay their fair share! We will see how the wheel turns today with 11 days ’til we “go over the cliff.”  Will Republicans accept political reality and accept President Obama’s deal?  If not, some see a global crisis.  Barack Obama:  No more Mr. Nice Guy!

—GoodOleWoody

31 DAYS TO DECIDE WHAT YOU’LL WEAR WHEN WE GO OVER THE CLIFF


While time marches on the President’s staff is meeting with Speaker Boehner‘s staff.  Some reports are hopeful and some say no progress has been made.  We have only 31 days left before massive fiscal changes start as we go over the cliff, or slope or curb.  One is comforted by the fact that Congress can pass laws retroactively to reverse “going over the cliff,” but can one undo the damage that could occur in financial markets that are so fearful and reactionary?  Consumer confidence is growing but business owners are still reluctant to create jobs, begin capital improvements, etc.  President Obama has said there will be no “fiscal cliff” but one wonders if this December 31 will be full of drama like the last two.  Have you applied pressure to your federal officials like the President asked?  Keep piling on.  They are slow to be convinced to do the right thing.

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