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Boehner said, “At some point we’re going to have to address the spending problem that we have, but we can’t cut our way to prosperity. We need real economic growth. Fundamental reform of our tax code will help us get our economy moving faster and put more Americans back to work and more Americans on the tax rolls. How we get there, God only knows.”
In his sadness, Speaker Boehner may have gotten the lyric mixed up, but is there any doubt that he was listening to Only God Knows Why by Kid Rock last night?
Poor Boehner is so sad that cigarettes and Kid Rock may his only comforts.
However, you don’t need God to figure out how we “get there.” The answer is that House Republicans may have to do exactly what President Obama wanted from the beginning. Extend the Bush tax cuts for the 98%, while letting them expire on the wealthy. House Republicans can do this, or go off the cliff.
The new Congress can restore the spending cuts when it is sworn in after the holidays. Republicans had one shot to get something for nothing on the fiscal cliff, and they blew it.
Merry Christmas, John Boehner. At least you still have a friend in Kid Rock.