Please tell me this is not happening, Boehner offers ‘Plan B’ in ‘fiscal cliff’ talks:
House Speaker John A. Boehner has launched “Plan B” in budget talks, announcing Tuesday that he will bring for a vote his proposal to extend expiring tax breaks for all but the wealthiest Americans who earn more than $1 million a year.
The Ohio Republican’s decision, shared behind closed doors during a morning meeting of rank-and-file lawmakers, is an abrupt shift after he and Obama substantially narrowed their differences in the latest round of talks.
How’s Plan B working out? Thank you for raising your bid, now raise it again:
WH rejects Boehner’s Plan B — Carney says POTUS “not willing to accept a deal that doesn’t ask enough of the very wealthiest in taxes”
— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) December 18, 2012
What an appropriate metaphor for what is about to happen to us:
Plan B is a type of emergency contraception. This is birth control that may prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. People sometimes call it the “morning after pill.” But you don’t have to wait until the morning after sex to take it.