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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12/19/12- Boehner 58 Sec. Presser: Obama Responsible For 'Biggest Tax Increase' In History If Rejects Plan B

By Susan Duclos

This has to have been the shortest press conference by a politician in history!!!


Transcript: (Any mistakes mine)

"Good afternoon everyone.

Republicans continue to work toward avoiding the fiscal cliff.  The president's offer of $1.3 trillion in revenues and $850 billion in spending reductions fails to meet the test that the president promised the American people 'a balanced approach."

And I hope the president will get serious soon about providing and working  with us on a balanced approach.

Tomorrow the House will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every American, 99.81 percent of the American people.

Then the president will have a decision to make. He can call on the Senate Democrats to pass that bill or, he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history."

Then Boehner walked off the stage to the stunned amazement of those watching.

[Update] A quick PS- Notice Boehner said the House "will pass legislation"  not that they would propose and try to pass his plan B, which implies the GOP believes they have enough votes to pass it through the House of Representatives even with holdouts and Democrats voting against it.

(Correction made to amount of obama's proposed revenue number)


Here’s a Video of Reps. John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy  introducing “Plan B”.

 Statement From Norquist's ATR on Boehner's Plab B: 'Not A Violation Of Tax Pledge'