December 21st, 2012
10:06 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP disarray jeopardizes fiscal cliff deal

Washington (CNN) - Republican disarray over taxes forced House Speaker John Boehner to drop his alternative proposal to a fiscal cliff deal, leaving the negotiations in limbo Friday - 11 days before automatic tax increases on everyone.

Boehner said at a news conference Friday morning that his Republican colleagues refused to back his plan because of what he called unfounded fears of being blamed for a tax increase.

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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • John Boehner • President Obama
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  1. Wilson

    Instead, the Left is almost uniform in hiding the evil behind its implements. Evil often takes things - sometimes very good things - and twists and distorts them for its own ends. Rather than admit the existence of evil, the Left blames the thing itself. Hence the renewed efforts at "gun control" at the federal level. It should be the mission of congressional Republicans to stop those who would use evil acts as an excuse to take away our very means of defending against that evil; to stop Barack Obama and his ilk from stacking up the coffins of innocent little children as a platform for their vile disarmament agenda.

    December 21, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  2. cybervigilante

    " for those who can work but choose not to for they receive more from government then they could earn. '

    I am soooo sick of hearing this Limbaugh horse-hockey. Bush and the Banksters put Millions out of work, so of course they need food stamps or go hungry in the richest nation on earth, as billionaires swell. If it wasn't for idiot Bush and greedy Banksters, they wouldn't Need food stamps. Republicans – a party without a Memory!

    December 21, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  3. Zabazoom

    Bye Bye GOP

    December 21, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  4. Kelby in Houston, TX

    The Republicans should have taken The President's first offer!

    December 21, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
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