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...continues to cost this American dearly, along with millions and millions and millions of other individuals, as well as businesses who rely on portfolios and retirement funds for current and future incomes.

And now, John Boehner, one of the most incompetent Speakers of the House of Misrepresentatives in U.S. history, if not THE most incompetent Speaker of the House of Misrepresentatives in U.S. history, has thrown up his hands saying that the fiscal cliff is everyone else's problem to solve, not his (isn't it odd, how Republicans are constantly harping on the need for EVERYONE ELSE to take on personal responsibility, but they have no sense of personal responsibility themselves?)

No, Mr. Boehner, as Speaker of the House of Misrepresentatives, it is a dereliction of the duties that you are paid to do to just throw your hands up in disgust, like a spoiled rotten brat unable to get his way.

You have both a moral and legal obligation to work WITH the White House and Senate to handle this country's finances.

And every day that you decide you'd rather throw political temper tantrums instead of acting as a responsible adult, is another day that you are making the markets decline and another day that you're subjecting America to John Boehner's Fiscal Cliff Tax, whereby your inaction costs us money, both individuals and businesses.

How can you say you're concerned about businesses and helping them to create jobs, when you continue to impose Boehner' Fiscal Cliff Tax on them, costing them money and preventing them from creating new jobs?

If this nation goes over the fiscal cliff, the primary person responsible for that will be...John Boehner...for refusing to behave in a responsible, civilized, adult way to do your basic job.

Thank you for giving me a venue to rant. But John Boehner's Fiscal Cliff Tax, whereby he has decided it's okay to put a new, daily tax on all Americans while he twiddles his thumbs....continues to be the worst tax of all in American history. At least as bad as the
Stamp Act and far worse in terms of actual impact on Americans' incomes.

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  •  It embarasses me, as a Buckeye, that he's from (3+ / 0-)
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    wdrath, a2nite, OooSillyMe

    Ohio.

    If there has ever been a more ineffectual House Speaker than John Boehner, please be so kind as to clue me in.

    What kind of idiot allows the House to waste their time & energy by voting on repealing the Affordable Care Act 33 times? Knowing full well that such a bill would never pass the Senate?

    If John Boehner had simply been smart enough to push comprehensive immigration reform through the House, Mitt Romney might have had a pretty good shot at defeating President Obama in the last election. Thankfully, old John of Orange wasn't smart enough to see that this would have been the opportunity of a lifetime to draw Hispanics into the folds of the Republican Party.

    I'm glad that he's so narrow-visioned and ideological that he helped guarantee that President Obama would get re-elected.

  •  Misrepresentatives is right (1+ / 0-)
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    wdrath

    and the obvious solution to Boehner's "problem" is to put together a coalition of the few reasonable R's that are left and the Dems.  But he would never do that.

  •  Inability to Herd Billionaires. I Don't Blame Him (2+ / 0-)
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    wdrath, a2nite

    so much. An elected leader can trade support for member bills, and bring or withhold re-election support.

    He can't do shit to members ordered by billionaires to oppose him.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 01:38:08 PM PST

    •  yes he can... (1+ / 0-)
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      a2nite

      ...he and he alone can determine whether and what bills to simply allow the House to vote on. Any one or any series of bills could easily solve this financial mess that he's deliberately chosen to create. They do not have to have to pass with ONLY Republican votes.

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