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Dear @SpeakerBoehner, it’s time for Plan C — The Christmas Strategy

Dear @SpeakerBoehner, it’s time for Plan C — The Christmas Strategy

It is very frustrating to watch John Boehner and House Republicans twist themselves into contortions in a futile attempt to appease Obama.

Plan B failed before it was swallowed because Obama believes that he can shift the blame to Republicans based on the arbitrary deadline for taxes to rise.  There is no appeasing someone who believes he has a winning hand, there only are various levels of capitulation and surrender.

Please move on to something I have been suggesting repeatedly since early December, when it became clear Obama would not negotiate in good faith, The Christmas Strategy, or if you prefer, Plan C:

I say call his bluff. If a deal which tackles deficits from both revenue and spending can be reached this month, great.

If not, pass a 90 day extension of current tax rates and whatever else is needed to postpone the “cliff,” and go home for Christmas to give time for a Grand Bargain which puts Democratic sacred cows on the table.

Let Harry Reid refuse to bring it to a vote, and Obama refuse to sign it. Their inaction will be the reason for taxes rising for everyone.

You tried really hard.  It failed because Obama wants it to fail.

Now pass Plan C and send it over to Harry Reid.  Then go home.

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Yep. WE all need to call our representatives.

Plan C is the only acceptable plan.

Boehner is not interested in anything that will help the Republicans. He is only worried about keeping power that he is too cowardly to use and being re-elected.
If the Republicans keep him as speaker next year, then Republicans will correctly be blamed for everything that goes wrong.

If Boehner had a clue he would have entered the negotiations having already passed this.

Not that it is too late, just that they gave Obama all the leverage, free publicity, and no consequences for his never ending stall tactic.

Dissociation of risk causes corruption. Dreams of instant gratification motivates its progress.

It is imperative that the consequences of normalizing dysfunctional behavior be universally experienced.

John Boehner contact info

202-225-6205 phone

202-225-0704 fax

    quiksilverz24 in reply to logos. | December 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I called, must have talked to an unpaid intern. Seems to be stuck on (stupid?) Plan B, because that’s what Pelosi offered. Sad state of affairs.

    marksaunt in reply to logos. | December 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Thank you & gasper for the contact info & idea. Beats contacting one’s own rep if one lives in MA & maybe with The President’s help, the Speaker will finally get the message.

http://www.speaker.gov/contact

Contact John Boehner at the above link and copy and paste the Professor’s Plan C in the message. I have contacted Boehner 6 times now in the past 5 days. He still keeps doing silly things.

[…] (Legal Insurrection) Plan B failed before it was swallowed because Obama believes that he can shift the blame to Republicans based on the arbitrary deadline for taxes to rise.  There is no appeasing someone who believes he has a winning hand, there only are various levels of capitulation and surrender. […]

If anyone thinks that Boehner cares even a little what conservatives think, your mistaken. He’s a liberal Democrat for all intents and purposes.

Plan C is good. I’d add this: pass a monthly debt ceiling increase of about $50 billion for 2013, in honor of Bernanke’s QE-eternity monthly money printing. When they reject, they’ll have the blame for shutting down entitlements, too.

Well here is a little talked about sneak attack on the middle class. On top of ObamaCare causing hundreds of thousands of people to loose their full time jobs to convert to part timers working less than 30 hours, all you suckers that do get to keep that FT job and have health insurance are as of Janurary 1, 2013 are NOW GOING TO BE TAXED ON YOUR EMPLOYER’S CONTRIBUTION TO BUYING YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE AS INCOME.

I heard CPAs are taking seminars on what the new tax law changes are and IMO should be warning the public that their net tax bill is going up by at least a $1000 annually on top of any Clinton era tax level even IF the Bush cuts are allowed to lapse or not.

EVEN IF THE BUSH TAX CUTS WOULD STAY FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS THEY ARE GOING TO BE TAXED MORE NONE THE LESS ON AN EXTRA $10K TO $14K OF INCOME THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY TAX FREE.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEARS FROM THE DEMOCRAT PARTY. But of course this is all the GOP’s fault for not wanting to have Clinton level taxes on incomes over $250k.

Obama has no incentive at all to negotiate any deal other than to let the Fiscal Cliff occur as it would cover up all his tax increases going into effect at the same time on the lower (<$250k) incomes. When the tax bill is presented all most people are going to see from the shock is the aggregate (tax increase) amount. This will occur on January 1 even more non transparently via the withholding.

Which is why I advocate LET IT BURN, the GOP House should pass Geithner's first plan as he presented less the $50 billion stimulus (crony money) and control over the debt ceiling. Then let Obama and Reid choke on it by either refusing to let it come up for a vote in the Senate and the GOP members all voting PRESENT to let Democrats take the full credit for the tax and spending increases proposed by Obama.

The public (the majority who voted for Obama) will scream when in January they see their taxes still go up even though they thought the GOP gave in. The majority has to learn there are consequences to elections and they have to learn it is painful to vote Democrat as in the economy tanking because of THEIR vote for Obama and his taxes. When they voted for Obama, they voted themselves a tax increase on everyone not just the rich. That is the only way the GOP can recapture the Senate in 2014 and then repeal this monstrousity of ObamaCare and reign in on the wild spending.

    Browndog in reply to dscott. | December 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Which is why I advocate LET IT BURN

    No advocacy necessary.

    It’s going to burn. All of it. No matter.

    That is the consequence of Obama getting re-elected.

    As far as the republicans getting blamed, so what. What else is new, and why would anyone think differently? The average Joe picks up a paper, or turns on the news, that’s what they’re told. By everybody. Fox News? Why would anybody watch Fox, since they’re not real news, so they have been told. By everybody.

    I’d put every related proposal ever proposed by Obama or any dem with clout that has been proposed since 2006 on the Floor for a vote.

    Every speech, every utterance by Obama, I’d put legal language to it, and vote on it.

    Why?

    Why not.

    Not like the republicans have anything more productive to do.

Didn’t Monty Python already do this?

Speaker Boehner needs to understand that his lack of fortitude in fighting the left’s agenda is evidence that he either lacks principle or lacks courage. Conservatives are watching and noting: if his be the face of the Republican Party, then it has made itself redundant, as it has morphed into a mere rubber stamp of the Democrat Party. It needs to go.

2016 will see the rise of a true opposition party. And not a moment too soon. Because one thing is for sure: if Republicans are not going to OPPOSE statism, then someone else, some other party, must.

I agree, let the anointed one, Reid and Pelosi twist in the wind.

Pass the suggested legislation and go home and enjoy the holidays…

[…] Dear @SpeakerBoehner, it’s time for Plan C – The Christmas Strategy (legalinsurrection.com) […]

Believing one has a winning hand and actually having one are two different things.

There can only be one winning hand, unless the one holding it hasn’t the guts to call.

That being said, I don’t believe that either side is holding anything. Obama wants to raise taxes tand spend more, Boehner wants to raise taxes and only pretend to spend less.

I don’t see anything good coming down the road. I prefer “Plan M”; the end of the planet tomorrow. It’s the only sure way I see to clean out Washington…

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