GOP Leader John Boehner spoke out today on the latest democratic travesty on FOX News Sunday:
“Chris, they have time to bring in comedian to Washington DC but they don’t have time to eliminate the uncertainty by extending all of the current tax rates. I think that’s irresponsible.”
FOX News has more on the exchange:
Democrats found time to bring a comedian to Capitol Hill, but refuse to have a vote on preventing tax increases at the end of the year, House Minority Leader John Boehner said Sunday, lamenting Congress’ plan to skip a vote on extending Bush-era tax cuts into next year.
Boehner, R-Ohio, who appeared with Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on “Fox News Sunday,” said he wants House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to hold a “fair and open debate” on tax rates because he’s confident a bipartisan majority would vote to continue current levels for all tax brackets, which would bring some certainty about the economy for the coming year.
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“Washington is spending more time with comedians than debating (our) economic future,” Boehner said, referring to comedian Stephen Colbert’s mocking testimony of the House on Friday. “They have time to bring a comedian to Washington, D.C., but they don’t have time to end the uncertainty.
“If we leave here this week and adjourn for the election without passing tax cuts, this will be the most irresponsible thing we’ve seen,” Boehner said.