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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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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?

  4. 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

  5. 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!!!!!


  6. #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.

  7. @ 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Falcon @ #2
    Me too. Me too.

  10. 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…..

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

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


  13. #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?

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

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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.



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