The Power Of The Bully Pulpit: Boehner Caves On Tax Cuts For The Wealthy
For 20 months now, Beltway Dems have derided the bully pulpit of the Presidency. Let this be Exhibit A:
House Minority Leader John Boehner says he would vote for President Obama's plan to extend tax cuts only for middle-class earners, not the wealthy, if that were the only option available to House Republicans.
Boehner, R-Ohio, said it is "bad policy" to exclude the highest-earning Americans from tax relief during the recession, and later Sunday he accused the White House of "class warfare." But he said he wouldn't block the breaks for middle-income individuals and families if Democrats won't support the full package.
(Emphasis supplied.) Lessons learned about political bargaining one hopes.
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