Obama to Boehner: No Backsies
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December 22, 2012 - 11:12am
Patrick O'Connor and Peter Nichols have one of the first good fiscal cliff tick tocks out in today's Wall Street Journal. The key theme is this. Back in 2011 when faced with the debt ceiling, the White House made John Boehner an offer. Boehner rejected the offer. Then Obama got re-elected and Democrats gained seats in the House of Representatives and Democrats gained seats in the Senate and we arrived at a point where taxes are scheduled to go up by default. Boehner's response was to ask for the deal he'd previously rejected:
During one session in the Capitol with White House's legislative liaison Rob Nabors, Mr. Loper from the Boehner camp asked, referring to a near-deal during last year's debt-ceiling fight: "Can you get back into the zone of where you were in July 2011?"
"No," Mr. Nabors replied. "We were probably overextended then, and there's no way we ...
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