Comments on: After Boehner’s Plan B, crafting a new plan for Republicans http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2012/12/21/after-boehners-plan-b-crafting-a-new-plan-for-republicans/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:10:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: justine1939 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2012/12/21/after-boehners-plan-b-crafting-a-new-plan-for-republicans/#comment-196 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:06:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=109#comment-196 To me the beauty of the cliff is that Republicans have already approved tax increases and spending cuts. So have the Democrats and the president. Both revenue and spending elements have already been decided by Congress and the President in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and earlier, the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 and the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003. We don’t need to do anything; just let the stipulations of these three duly-approved Congressional Acts occur.

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By: Stanley7746 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2012/12/21/after-boehners-plan-b-crafting-a-new-plan-for-republicans/#comment-191 Wed, 26 Dec 2012 05:36:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=109#comment-191 Sir,
Are you sure that the Republican House majority is a lock. I just did a quick look at the voting results in a races to watch chart. It seems there are Republican won seats where less than 300,000 votes were cast and races where the winners won by less that 4% . I wonder if these seats should be counted as ‘sure things’ for the next election. A better turn out coupled with Democratic activism might make a difference especially if the Republican Party fails to field candidates that appeal to all voters. Washington State’s 1st district was set up to be a swing district, but the Democratic candidate won because the Republican was seen as extreme. If the voters who set out this election voted in the next round of elections could research support 17 new democratic seats?

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By: ofilha http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2012/12/21/after-boehners-plan-b-crafting-a-new-plan-for-republicans/#comment-190 Tue, 25 Dec 2012 14:50:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=109#comment-190 Sorry, but i think that is not going to happen.
Not with the conservatives that belong to strong republican districts. Their goal is to bring down the US government, something the USSR was not able to do.

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By: LoveJoyOne http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2012/12/21/after-boehners-plan-b-crafting-a-new-plan-for-republicans/#comment-189 Tue, 25 Dec 2012 11:04:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=109#comment-189 The truth is, US politics is full of clowns and puppets.

I don’t think more that a handful of congressmen and senators really care about the country as a whole. They are all caught up in the politics of re-election, power brokering and showing their backsides to the ones who are financing their campaigns.

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By: borisjimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2012/12/21/after-boehners-plan-b-crafting-a-new-plan-for-republicans/#comment-188 Tue, 25 Dec 2012 09:09:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=109#comment-188 Who cares if the GOP is better off letting the tax cuts expire? We should be worried about the country as a whole.

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By: Butch_from_PA http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2012/12/21/after-boehners-plan-b-crafting-a-new-plan-for-republicans/#comment-187 Tue, 25 Dec 2012 08:38:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=109#comment-187 I really believe it is a combination of incompetence.
Republican have to give on taxes and Democrats have to give no expenses. There is no other solution.

Saving face would be easy if marionettes cut the strings. In reality this shows how really weak and pointless our political system has become. Answer only to the donors.

Leadership had died American politics.

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By: der33 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2012/12/21/after-boehners-plan-b-crafting-a-new-plan-for-republicans/#comment-186 Mon, 24 Dec 2012 15:08:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=109#comment-186 The criticism of Republicans or Right wing radicals as “pulling the country into the ditch” seems to ignore 16 Trillion of debt. . .not caused by lower taxes but higher mind boggling spending. .

All approved by Dems and Republicans. . .

I sense that those who do not pay any taxes or few taxes. . . wish to have those who already pay the most. . . and at a higher rate. . . pay more.

Their purpose so even more can continue to be given to those who don’t. . . more unemployment compensation. . .more food stamps. . .more free health care. . . I do see and fear the ditch. . .but seems the car headed to it is driven by left wing liberals.. .

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By: LoveJoyOne http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2012/12/21/after-boehners-plan-b-crafting-a-new-plan-for-republicans/#comment-185 Mon, 24 Dec 2012 09:45:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=109#comment-185 If the GOP can retain a majority in the House in the next elections in 2 years, either they will have radically changed their approach to include compromise, or the country will really be in a much worse place than today.

I’m hoping Americans won’t let that happen again. A few dozen extreme right-wing radicals are pulling the country into the ditch.

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By: Bob9999 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2012/12/21/after-boehners-plan-b-crafting-a-new-plan-for-republicans/#comment-184 Sat, 22 Dec 2012 18:13:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=109#comment-184 What’s going on with Boehner and the “fiscal cliff” fiasco is that we are seeing the Republican party as a marionette whose strings are being operated by financial donors whose identities are not known the general public. The modern Republican party is made up of legislators who have made Faustian bargains with a few, extremely demanding financial donors. Apparently, the penalties available against the legislator who does not fulfill his or her part of the bargain are quite severe; otherwise, there would be room to compromise. One has to wonder how strongly the smoke-filled room reeks of sulphur.

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