Many in the mainstream media feigned shock when Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) came forward on Wednesday to re-propose the grand bargain with the inclusion of new revenue. Good grief. This was identical to the position that Boehner took in the summer of 2011, which was apparent at the time, and if there was any doubt, Bob Woodward researched the matter thoroughly in his book the “Price of Politics.” New revenue, as we reported here at Right Turn, was also on the table during the supercommittee. So why the shock? In short, the White House, with the mainstream media attached at the hip, constructed a fantasy: Republicans are opposed to revenue increases. As Woodward reported, Boehner had put $800 million in revenue increases derived from tax reform on the table, which the president appeared to accept. However,once the Gang of Six came out with a higher revenue figure that would have necessitated a tax hike, Obama got cold feet, upped the ante with Boehner and the deal fell apart.
Friday, November 09, 2012
File this one away for when you have to respond to the inevitable lie that the Republicans wouldn't work with Obama. Jennifer Rubin writes:
Posted by Peter Bradley at 10:42 AM