Breaking: House Cancels Tonight’s Vote on Fiscal Cliff “Plan B”

According to FOX News the House cancelled tonight’s vote on fiscal cliff “plan B”. The Republicans didn’t have enough votes to raise taxes on those making over one million dollars a year.
CNBC reported:

In a major setback for House Speaker John Boehner, Republicans abruptly canceled a vote Thursday night on a plan to raise taxes for the wealthy when the GOP leader conceded he didn’t have enough support for the bill.

The House then recessed until after Christmas, bringing the country closer to the “fiscal cliff” deadline without any deal.

Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had predicted passage of the “Plan B” bill to raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year, despite opposition from conservatives.

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  • ★FALCON★

    I hope Boehner learned his lesson – you can’t deal with communists. And this was a dumb idea to start with. Raising taxes would have imploded hat’s left of the economy.

    I suspect he never had the conservatives he vilified on board.

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  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    I hope the Republican rank-n-file threatened to lynch Boehner & Cantor.

  • Ghost

    considering how foolish RINO leaders have proven themselves to be,
    considering how humiliated the Party is in front of America right now,

    did Boehner and his boys just cut their own throats with these Pelosi-style tactics in front of rebellious Conservatives…
    is it possible…
    could there be a rebellion when the real vote for House Leadership comes up after the New Year?

    in Parliament they have Votes of No Confidence, well, our system comes close to that within the
    internal workings of Congress- typically, public figures don’t like to be bullied or humiliated, especially if they treasure their independence and are patriotic, annnnd they’re LOSING

    in sports, y’can’t fire the team but you can fire the coaching staff- y’know whut ah mean?

  • http://biggovernment.com ponderon

    2# Falcon…believe you’re right the votes was just not there………http://nation.foxnews.com/fiscal-cliff/2012/12/20/house-passes-spending-cut-bill

  • Vicky Hernandez

    GOOD!!!
    Not only did the HOReps not vote on “Plan B,” it’s practically to a vote of NOoooo confidence in The Crying Orange John Boehner.

    If John Boehner is on the ropes, I hope Ryan, Bachmann, or any newbie Congressman goes for the speakership. ANYONE but Cantor!!!!!

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  • ★FALCON★


    #6 December 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm
    ponderon commented:

    They barely got the Sequestration – 215-209 and Boehner had lost 21 votes on that alone. I’ll just mention that was mainly to keep the military from certain cuts and functioning at today’s level.

    I believe Boehner’s role as Speaker is in serious, if not terminal, doubt.

  • ★FALCON★

    @ Vicki – two years ago I had such high hopes for Cantor – and I think we all did. However, he aligned with the wrong people and he’s been a dud.

  • Vicky Hernandez

    FALCON @ #2

    Right on point. Boehner was way overmatched and too detached from the American people. I hardly heard him on talk radio during the run-up to the Presidential election. And if, if, he used social media it wasn’t effective. His “strategy” is not 21st century.

    It just made my blood boil to see these RINO’s looking at the TEA Party parade coming up the street and place themselves to the front of it as if they were there all along. Hopefully this is a portent of better things to come for real conservatives.

  • Vicky Hernandez

    Falcon @ #2
    Me too. Me too.

  • Fu#k Obama

    Boner and Cantor are nothing but inside the beltway Establishment hacks that would sell their mother down the river. (As was Mittens)

    They cannot stand up to the crap that they themselves are responsible for. They gave Barry billions of walking around money to get him re-elected. Boner and Cantor do whatever the bidding is for the GOP Establishment who are nearly identical to Barry and the Democraps legislatively. Hell with the constitution lets pass NDAA, lets deficit spend, lets ban guns and the list goes on.

    During the last election, Mittens and his sidekick Cantor firmly established their credentials as RINOs and as a result, the base stayed home. After all, Mittens was Barry’s first pick to run against. Once again, the RINO’s proved themselves incapable of truly standing for the constitution and our liberty. I will not vote for another BUSH and that looks like the horse they will trot out, should we make it to 2016. They just don’t get it.

    How bad will it get before the GOP wakes up…..

  • Lady Mondegreen

    I think we just gave up our House majority. This will play straight into Obama’s hands.

  • Votemout2012

    Thank God We have a few republicans not afraid to stand up as conservatives!

  • ★FALCON★


    #14 December 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    Lady Mondegreen commented:

    I think we just gave up our House majority. This will play straight into Obama’s hands.

    If it’s playing into Obama’s hands – then it’s bad for American and the middle class – and who wants to tie that anchor around their neck?

  • GotFreedom

    Thanks to all of the “principled” folks in the GOP who would not compromise and blindly follow what the lame leadership was proposing. . .

  • Mad Hatter

    Obama and the Dems want us to “go over the cliff” in order for Obama to come back and say, “The Republicans put party over principal and elected to raise taxes on the middle class. Therefore, I will propose a bill that will cut taxes on all Americans that are outside of the 1%”.

    Either way the Republicans are hosed. If they vote to raise taxes down the road, then Obama can say, “the Republicans have admitted tax cuts for the rich was not a good idea”.

    If they hold their ground, and not raise taxes (which they should) then Obama, the Dems and the Alinsky Media will say, “Republicans voted to raise taxes on the middle class since they didn’t want to raise taxes on the 1%”.

    I think this is the beginning of the end for Boehner as Speaker of the House. Either Boehner will have someone run against him for his Speaker position, and/or he’ll lose in the 2014 Primary.

  • http://! l.barney

    Frankly, this shows that the Tea Partiers DO have clout, despite what King O and the so called “palace guard” think.

  • Mad Hatter

    I failed to mention, if we “go over the cliff” and then Obama proposes the “tax cut” bill, then it will make a Marxist look like a tax cutter. In reality, they’re not tax cuts, they’re an extension of the current tax rate.

  • donh

    Boner making Rs walk the plank on career ending votes to raise taxes on Christmas Eve…….after Reid says the measure is DOA in the Senate…and for what ? To stop sequestration SPENDING CUTS..that hit military industrial corporations in D blue states.
    Defense is not where we want cuts, but a cut is a cut and its better than no cuts.

    So the whole debt ceiling bill Boner passed was a FAKE crafted to get through the election …only to be yanked back in the lame duck. He is a FRAUD….A Flim Flam amateur magic act. Country Club Con artists like BONER are why people don’t invest their money and time in this party.

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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    I hope Boehner learned his lesson…

    Extremely unlikely.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    The GOP of 2012 is looking more and more like the Democrats of 1968. We used to be the party with discipline while they were fragmented. The shoe is now on the other foot.

  • ★FALCON★


    #23 December 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    Blacque Jacques Shellacque commented:

    No doubt, he’s not real bright nor sober. Saying he did his part was not the answer – the answer is to shut the government down and if he had followed that advice last year he would not be in the unenviable position he placed himself.

  • Winston Wolfe

    Let it burn.

  • ★FALCON★


    #24 December 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    Lady Mondegreen commented:

    The GOP of 2012 is looking more and more like the Democrats of 1968. We used to be the party with discipline while they were fragmented. The shoe is now on the other foot.

    We must have a different perspective on the term “disciplined”.

    Solving problems versus perpetuating the issue to demagogue is the difference in the two parties.

  • Redwine

    The “Levin Surge” helped a lot. I had just got home from work and was about to call when the news came in that the vote was called off.

    The repubics need to sit on their hands and shut up. The RINOs, especially the 3 little pigs, Boehner, Cantor and The Other One, need to be shown the door.

  • serfer62

    Gee replacing conservatives with the Weeper-of-the-House’s buddy had an UNFORSEEN consequence.
    Next month his confirmantion election should put an end to his speakership

  • cavt

    Boehner is worthless. Don’t play the stupid game with the dictator. The are any number of things(as mentioned by Rush, Levin, Gingrich, etc) that could have been done without having to ‘bend over.’ Bush with his growing govt, big spending and wars without end, made the dictator possible. These guys will never learn.

  • American Woman

    Boehner needs to be replaced. His problem is that he wants/ needs to be liked, to get along just to get along. You cannot get along with the likes of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.

    I hope Boehner sees the writing on the wall and steps down, but sadly that rarely happens with those that have tasted power.

  • Ray

    Most Republicans in the house are in safe districts. Their biggest political dangers come from being primaried.
    BTW,what is so great about having the house anyways if the Dems control the wh and senate?

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    OT..

    ht West Virginia Takes A Stand

    FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and Executive Orders

    [There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential signature on a proclamation and the attorney general’s signature on a warrant to which a list of names is attached. Ask yourself if you really want to be on Ashcroft’s list.

    The Rex 84 Program was established on the reasoning that if a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA. Rex 84 allowed many military bases to be closed down and to be turned into prisons.

    Operation Cable Splicer and Garden Plot are the two sub programs which will be implemented once the Rex 84 program is initiated for its proper purpose. Garden Plot is the program to control the population. Cable Splicer is the program for an orderly takeover of the state and local governments by the federal government. FEMA is the executive arm of the coming police state and thus will head up all operations. The Presidential Executive Orders already listed on the Federal Register also are part of the legal framework for this operation.

    The camps all have railroad facilities as well as roads leading to and from the detention facilities. Many also have an airport nearby. The majority of the camps can house a population of 20,000 prisoners. Currently, the largest of these facilities is just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaskan facility is a massive mental health facility and can hold approximately 2 million people.]

    haven’t checked it all out as yet,
    there’s oodles of info available..

    ==

  • shadow

    I hope Ryan, Bachmann

    Oh please, oh please, oh please … Bachmann would be perfect.

  • atticcellar

    Let’s get rid of them all.. Libertarian is the only true conservative movement of any size left.. The Republican Party has become another branch of the leftist regime (Like Levin says “Democrat Lite”). Time to rebel! Be loud! Shout it to the hills! Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happieness! There can be not concessions on these principles.. Do not shirk from your duties.. God save America!

  • Jim

    I would agree to a $250,000 and up tax increase if the following legislation items were passed and signed into law prior to the tax increase “on the rich” goes into effect.
    1. Eliminate “base line budgeting”. Return to each department preparing a yearly line item budget. To re-institute base line budgeting or to authorize congress to circumvent the budget process, would require a 2/3 majority vote in both houses and a presidential signature. It would be interesting listening to the damndemocrats explain why they don’t have to do their Constitutional duty.
    2. A 2 percent per year for five years manditory decrease in each and every department’s budget. Don’t care how, just do it. The same 2/3 majority to change, alter or recind the 2 percent.
    3. Continuing Resolutions shall not apply or be used to circumvent the budget process. Again, 2/3 to mess with it. Gee, congress would have to do actual work.
    Of course, I woke up from this dream with a terrible hangover.

  • Adi

    Last time I heard, Boehner was the highest bidder for Depardieu’s Paris house.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    #37jim…people like you are the reason we have lost the right to the fruits our labor. you are always willing to have your taxes raised if the politicans will do whatever. well taxes ALWAYS get raised but WHATEVER never comes. the politicans don’t want to raise taxes to CUT spending they want to raise taxes to INCREASE spending. if they cared one iota about the deficit they never would have spent all that money in the first place.

  • jorgen

    This means that Boehner won´t be reelected 3rd January.

  • atticcellar

    Jim #36; Tax and Spend Democrat Lite

  • ej

    Bachmann for speaker!

  • StandUpChuck

    Boner has to go. No more weak leadership by the orange man. I want to see a true conservative in the speaker well. Tom Price is on the top of my list.

  • oldguy

    This country will not wake-the-hell-up until most people are standing in bread lines. I know we have all heard this question a thousand times before but I’ll ask it again. Who is John Galt?

  • jainphx

    For years I have been saying the only sane route to fiscal sanity is term limits. The power mad on both sides of the aisle are firmly in control by seniority alone. Dingell of Michigan has been there since the 50″s. Why? What has he done to warrant so many years. Only job he ever held and he’s worth multi millions! Where did he get it? There are so many stories of the same, worth millions and can’t explain from where. 3 terms in the House max. 2 four year terms in the Senate.

  • jainphx

    Oh and revert to Senators being appointed by the states they come from as originally constituted!

  • Dan in Not Chicago, Illinois

    Boehner needs to go. He is NOT a conservative. Does anyone remember before the 2010 elections when he was the minority leader? When his office sent out those “You Cut” emails where people could vote on what wasteful government spending the Republicans would bring up to vote to cut? Of course they never passed, and Boehner knew they wouldn’t, but it was good theater. But now, when he is the Speaker of the House, and has the votes, there are no more “You Cut” emails. He doesn’t even need to have the people select one of four issues a week. He could pass resolutions to cut all of them if he wanted to, but he doesn’t because he doesn’t want to.

    It was the true conservative, TEA Party movement that brought the Republicans and him to power. He owes his position as Speaker of the House to them! And look at how he treats TEA party reps. Heck, the Republicans were the ones who redrew the distrcit lines with the census. Does anyone else find it odd that they drew Allen West’s district in a way that pretty much guaranteed he would lose? He was the poster child for the TEA Party.

    I think it would be great if several of the TEA party elected Reps switched parties to the Libertarian Party. That would jumpstart the 3rd party movement.

  • what?

    I love watching the Republican part whither away.

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