It’s common knowledge that the best the GOP and its de facto leader John Boehner are ideologically bankrupt and bereft of ideas. The best they can do is gainsay anything the President proposes. He naturally vehemently opposed the restructuring of the tax cuts (of course he did – they would have affected his constituents and paymasters – the rich). Now the orange-faced one has buckled.
While much of the weekend was devoted to remembrances–political or not–of the 9/11 attacks, House Minority Leader John Boehner made headlines for a policy statement. Speaking to Bob Schieffer of CBS, he said that while he thought tax cuts instituted by should be extended for all Americans, he would support a package that extended them only for people earning less than $250,000.
I guess he was against it before he was for it …
- Boehner’s Tax Bungle (online.wsj.com)
- Did John Boehner Show His Hand on Bush Tax Cuts? [Taxes] (gawker.com)
- John Boehner: I’d Support Obama’s Tax Cuts Package If I Had No Other Choice (huffingtonpost.com)
- Change in position – Gibbs on Boehner’s shift (politico.com)
- Did Boehner Blink? GOP Leader Signals Possible Support for Bush Tax Cut Extensions Just for Lower Incomes (blogs.abcnews.com)