House Republicans Cave on Tax Increases and Punt Entitlements

When President Obama put forth his first offer on the fiscal cliff, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said, “You can’t be serious.” We could say the same thing to the Speaker after his counteroffer yesterday.

In a letter signed by House Republican leadership, including Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Boehner offered to raise taxes by $800 billion and cut spending by $1.4 trillion, with no substantive reforms to the entitlement programs that are driving U.S. spending and debt.

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  1. Alain41 says:

    The DB met with MSNBC hosts behind closed doors yesterday to push his economic message. I really don’t like that and it reconfirms MSNBC as an extension of the White House Public Affairs Office, but my bigger problem with it is, Dems. can say, well Bush met with all the talk radio hosts behind closed doors. My response of, talk radio hosts are independent of each other and that wasn’t on a specific topic with a deadline before Congress, rings a little tinny. So once again, what I think was a Rove initiative has been extended by Democrats to a new lower level and complaining about it isn’t effective. Affirming to me that that policy was wrong and if you hold those meetings they have to be open.

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