Boehner Calls Off Plan B Vote, Short of GOP Support
Fiscal cliff gets a little more chaotic
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2012 7:20 PM CST
House Speaker John Boehner speaks with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the Capitol Rotunda Thursday.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Just what the fiscal cliff needed: more chaos and drama. House Republicans called off tonight's vote on John Boehner's Plan B legislation because he didn't have the support to pass it from within his own party, reports the Hill. The bill, which would have extended the Bush-era tax cuts for everyone except millionaires, was going nowhere in the Senate anyway, but Boehner's inability to get it through is a "major setback" for the speaker, reports the New York Times.

“The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass,” Boehner said in a statement. “Now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff.”

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The_Word
Dec 21, 2012 11:20 AM CST
The Democrats and Republicans are spending too much. The Democrats won't stop spending. The Republicans won't raise Taxes to increase revenue. The National Debt is at 16.3 Trillion. The Deficit is at 1.4 Trillion. The Budget is out of control. It is way too high. Spending vs. GDP is that Highest in the History of the U.S, except for a couple years during WWII. So, we have to raise taxes to get revenue, stop spending, and PRINT MORE MONEY.
Tology
Dec 21, 2012 10:48 AM CST
The high and mighty Speaker of the House couldn't even get his OWN party to agree with him.
Pragmatist
Dec 21, 2012 10:24 AM CST
When all is said and done... ... Taxes will go up ... Spending will go up ... Debt will go up In effect, this Christmas we are giving lumps of coal to our children & grandchildren