“Even when the very hot place (H***) freezes over – we will not surrender!”
No, this is not about Global Freezing (or whatever). It is about an attitude the Republican Party needs to adopt in its bargaining with a Democrat Senate and Presidency. The quote above is of me – it should be House Speaker John Boehner!
In Article 1 of the Constitution, we find “All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.”
Do you think that is leverage when talking about a “Fiscal” or revenue, “Cliff?”
Do you think that Speaker Boehner can get the bill he favors passed in the House and sent to the Senate, that he claims could pass both houses?
Would this not put President Obama in the hot seat, in that if the “Fiscal Cliff” and huge increase of taxes hits the middle-income earners – and would not that be HIS problem at that time, if he chooses to vetoe the bill, and finally make it clear that the GOP can’t be counted upon to always do its “Fall Guy” routine?
Why in the world cannot the GOP take the offensive on this issue, they control the House but keep doing “Mother May I” requests of the President.
Power brokers – in order to have credibility as such – sometimes must exert their power. Is it not the time to draw a line, and take the initiative?
- Speaker Boehner: President Obama Has an Obligation to Offer a Proposal That Can Pass Congress (speaker.gov)