A stunning about face. The man who walked away from Obama’s “Grand Bargain” – under pressure from the far right / tea-party, is seemingly offering just what Obama tried to avert the debt ceiling crisis that caused the downgrading of US debt and hurt millions of americans in the process.
Now, Boehner, apparently with consent of house republicans, does an about shift. They “Are willing to accept new revenue”. Meaning tax increases. “This is the will of the people, and we answer to them” he said.
Article at the Washinton Post here
Hopeful indeed. BUT, and this is a big but- why did you have to drive america off the cliff- crushing millions of americans in order to figure out this was not what they wanted. Are you really that stupid? That selfish in your thirst for power that trying to ruin the country to ruin the president so you could reclaim power actually seemed like a good idea?
So here’s the thing people. The election was not enough of a message. Time to write/call/fax your congress critter and tell them- “the grand bargain was an olive branch. And you ignored it. And now the people have kicked your ass. You blew it. And you’re not getting the same deal. So suck it up. Tear up your grover norquist pledge. And stop your partisan BS. Do the work america hired you to do- and make up for using your countries citizens as pawns in your insane power game that served no one (and was never intended to serve anyone but yourself”.
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