Fiscal cliff: Boehner's opening gambit
November 7th, 2012
07:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Fiscal cliff: Boehner's opening gambit

New York (CNNMoney) - There's a big difference between raising tax rates and raising tax revenue. And the distinction may prove key in fiscal cliff negotiations between House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama over the next two months.

Boehner on Wednesday laid out in public his opening gambit for that deal-making.

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  1. Willie Floyd

    Mr. Boehner didn't get the message that was sent Tues. We elected our president to lead-not follow congress. Congress needs to take a serious look at their approval rating and realize they are supposed to FOLLOW not LEAD!!

    November 8, 2012 05:06 am at 5:06 am |
  2. Indy

    Now Boehner just has to get all of his people to crumple up the Grover Norquist pledge and start working for the people,not for special interest

    November 8, 2012 05:57 am at 5:57 am |
  3. MarieMD

    bo ner needs to grow a pair and work with the President (aka the country) to move our Nation forward. No more blackmailing stalemates, no more filibusters, no more extortion of I want this if you give me that.
    It's over. We voted for the right man again. It was not a fluke and the twit was the biggest candidate mistake by the right since their vp pick in 2008!

    November 8, 2012 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  4. John, PA

    There shoud be no negotiations, let the tax cut expire, let the spending cuts take place, then Obama and the Democrats can deal with "their results" for the deal they produced for the next four years. Oh; and this will produce the end of the Democratic party.

    November 8, 2012 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  5. John

    This guy is the poster boy for bad government; he's been the biggest obstacle to American self-rule and government for the last four years. His response to watching this attitude cost his party another White House shot? Simple ... "I'm going to be MORE obstinate, and we're going to get even LESS done! That'll show them!" I swear, my greatest wish right now is that he
    – retires this morning;
    – discovers that whatever chemical thry're using to give him that fake orange color (tan? really?) turns out to be more toxic than the man's rhetoric.
    Boehner is killing us.

    November 8, 2012 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
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