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AP: Boehner ‘Backs’ No Tax Cuts For Rich

From the professional dissemblers of the Associated Press:

Boehner backs tax cuts limited to middle class

September 12, 2010

WASHINGTON – House Republican leader John Boehner says he would support extending tax cuts only for middle-class earners even though he considers it "bad policy" to exclude the highest-earning Americans from tax relief during a recession

Does not the lede of this article directly contradict the the AP’s headline?

Mr. Boehner does not “back tax cuts limited to middle class.” He thinks that is bad policy.

"I want to do something for all Americans who pay taxes," Boehner said in an interview taped Saturday for "Face the Nation" on CBS. "If the only option I have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, I’ll vote for it. … If that’s what we can get done, but I think that’s bad policy. I don’t think that’s going to help our economy."

This is what the AP calls ‘backing’ a policy.

Austan [sic] Goolsbee [sic], the new chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said on ABC’s "This Week" that he hopes that Democratic lawmakers who also want an across-the-board extension will join Obama and others in the party in supporting legislation aimed at the middle class before the November elections

And, of course, if that is what the Obama administration wants, the AP is going to do everything in its power to convince these ‘maverick’ Democrats that even John Boehner is on board with Mr. Obama’s class warfare. No matter how much it will hurt the economy and the people who actually hire other people.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Democrat Media Complex have gotten the word, and they are doing all they can to help Mr. Obama attack John Boehner. The New York Times top political headline for the last two days has been: ‘A G.O.P. Leader Tightly Bound to Lobbyists.’

Our media watchdogs really are simply shameless cringing stooges for their Democrat masters.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, September 12th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “AP: Boehner ‘Backs’ No Tax Cuts For Rich”

  1. GL0120 says:

    This needs to be clarified; one source states that he backs cuts for middle class, another that he backs them for all.
    If the former is true, he should be shown the door.
    If it’s good for the middle class, it’s good for all; we need to bring an end to the class warfare promoted by Democrats and Rinos.

    • tranquil.night says:

      No, it was a pre-templated question the partisan political operative Bob Scheiffer forced on him twice. The apparatchiks probably already had the theme of the report done, they just needed a quote, no matter the context. “Republicans Continue to Hold Middle Class Hostage” or “Boehner Backs No Tax Cuts for the Rich.” He was doomed from the beginning either way.

      Here is some of that context. Discover the anatomy to how the Associated (with Terrorists) Propogandists and indeed all of the Democrat Media Complex misrepresents the opposition, because this is as clear a case as any. From CBS:

      “If the only option I have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, I’ll vote for it. But I’ve been making the point now for months that we need to extend all the current rates for all Americans if we want to get our economy going again, and we want to get jobs in America.”

      “So you are saying you would vote for the middle class tax cuts, if that’s all you can get done?” Schieffer asked.

      “Bob, we don’t know what the bill’s going to say, alright? If the only option I have is to vote for those at $250,000 and below, of course I’m going to do that. But I’m going to do everything I can to fight to make sure that we extend the current tax rates for all Americans.”

      Boehner only entertained the notion because he’s following his own template, which is to low-ball expectations and remain humbly low-key for the time being. One because we haven’t won anything yet, and two because the voices of the American people are quite loud enough right now and the Republicans are at least smart enough to realize that’s to whom the Kinglette and his media needs to be listening.

      Am I looking forward to the House of Boehner? Not as much as say the House of Cantor/Ryan, but John isn’t the worst guy and he’s definitely no Pelosi or other Lib spender.

  2. JohnTheBuilder says:

    I heard on ABC news this morning that the president was touting “his” plan for extending the tax cuts for the middle class. Since when has any tax cut been part of Obama’s plans? Never, but you wouldn’t know that from the MSM.

  3. jimreport says:

    Schieffer – Would you be willing to negotiate if it means you get only part of what you seek?
    Boehner – Yes
    Schieffer – You heard it here folks, republicans are the party of NO
    Schieffer – Do you smoke big tobacco?
    Boehner – Matter of fact I do Bob.
    Schieffer – Wouldn’t you say causing 400,000 cancer deaths a year would disqualify you to be a future disgraced speaker?
    Boehner – I didn’t…
    Schieffer – Let me interrupt you remind the viewer that you hate the middle class. Thats a stunning admission.
    Boehner – Its America Bob, smoking is legal and people are free to choose.
    Schieffer – But times change. Are you aware of that. This isn’t the 1800’s. All races must come together. Do I need to remind you of the past 8 years prior to the last 2.3 years?
    Schieffer – Jim Crow
    Schieffer – By advocating big tobacco you advocate middle class people shooting themselves in the head? How do you live with yourself?
    Boehner – No, suicide is illegal Bob.
    Schieffer – Middle class.
    Schieffer – Thats quite a tan. You know what tanning does to middle class health care costs? The CBO says it squeezes them. Let me ask you this congressman – you have some nerve being tan after what the last 8 years prior to the last 2.3 years did to the middle class, wouldn’t you agree? And then if we skip the 8 years prior to that, and focus on the prior 4 years aren’t you ashamed to be here still squeezing the middle class with your failed policies.
    Boehner – Whats the question?
    Schieffer – I’ll ask the questions if you don’t mind. Thats been the format here for 60 years. After we return our next guest will summarize the disgust American middle class feels towards an eight year period which ended 2.3 years ago.
    Boehner – Thanks Bob, and thanks for having me on.
    Schieffer – How dare you.

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