December 20th, 2012
01:35 PM ET
10 years ago

Boehner's 'Plan B' not THAT 'Plan B'

(CNN) - Well, you saw this one coming.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) cracked wise Thursday about House Speaker John Boehner's fiscal cliff back-up plan, a bill unofficially labeled "Plan B."

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"Well I actually got really excited when I heard Speaker Boehner talking about 'Plan B' because I thought finally they've made progress on a really important women's health issue that I've been working on," she said at a press conference with Senate Democrats, referring to the emergency contraceptive, "Plan B."

Boehner's plan calls for a tax increase on those making more than $1 million per year. The House is expected to vote on the bill Thursday.

Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • John Boehner • Patty Murray
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. isocratesandgroucho

    Plan B continues to protect the wealthy from any meaningful contributions to the performance of governance and exacts the greatest tolls from those substantially less well off in our society. B is its name; F is its grade.

    December 20, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. James Bond

    No ones buying your bs guest, you must think the goal is to make the rich more wealthy, and the masses standard of living crash, been there, done that, your partys ideaology is not what the public wants. stop telling everyone their to stupid to understand, and just let the republicans run the show, and be happy for what they give you, sorry america is waking, and your party is all but done, and not soon enough

    December 20, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  3. isocratesandgroucho

    B is its name, F is its grade. Boehner's Bone-headed Plan continues to exact the greatest tolls for financing this country's governance from those least able to afford that sacrifice.

    December 20, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  4. James Bond

    The plan is to make it seem as though the republicans just keep trying but the pres is just being ridiculous, i think bs ing the public just got harder. put on your show, but be prepared to pay the piper come 2014, we have had enough

    December 20, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC


    If I posted the priciples/values of the tea party and you didnt know that that is what I posted, and you opened your minds for a moment...
    Thank-you for sparing us the misery. Right wing economic ideology drove the economy into the ditch, Right wing foreign policy like the Bush Doctrine gave us two wars the helped drive the economy into the ditch.

    Giving tax cuts to the "job creators" created an abundance of economic prosperity. Unfortunately, it didn't create any jobs and sent manufacturing jobs overseas. In addition, we were told that "deficits don't matter". So you would be preaching to the already converted here.

    Liberals know how to balance a budget. That is what the facts say. Don't blame them because conservatives wrecked and it ain't gettin' fixed fast enough. You spent 8 years destroying, and it will take twice that long to fix. It's always faster and easier to destroy. Now, if only the Tea Party conservatives would get out the way it would be nearly fixed already.

    December 20, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    GuestAgain, we know a lot about the tea party.. believe us!! We do!! We've watching Veeery closely the past two years... believe me!! And, it's a known fact we're more educated than them...

    December 20, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  7. Ed1

    I guess I don't read the Bible enough.

    It all makes sense now. Gay marriage & marijuana being legalized on the
    same day.

    Leviticus 20:13- "If a man lays with another man he should be stoned."
    We were just interpreting it wrong.

    December 20, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  8. James Bond

    Ancient,, please reesearch facts, you have to listening to fox news, why, no serious journalist even considers that a real news outlet, just a never ending political show, the system can easily be adjusted, your very misinformed, get off of fox news, it makes you sound ignorant. why are the gop not interested in fixing, only eliminating, and mitt romneeys tax rate is not supposed to be 13%, its should be 36%. unless your rich, your your own worst enemy,

    December 20, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  9. bcrunner

    Dear Ancient Texan: So, because the government borrowed the funds from our social security trust fund to give taxcuts to the very wealthy, now I am supposed to accept the cuts? and, you don't want to raise taxes on them?

    December 20, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
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