Carney Confirms: Boehner Must Confess


Well, shazam, shazam! Lo and behold, Jay Carney, the White House spokesperson, has just admitted that I am right when I say that what the Democrats want — what Obama wants — is for Boehner and the Republicans to confess, to concede that what they believe in did cause all of our economic problems. This is the White House press briefing.

A reporter said, “At the start of negotiations, the White House welcomed Republican movement towards revenue, taxes. Can you point to something the president’s done that’s moved in the direction of Republicans? The cuts that you’ve outlined have been ones that have been in your budget. You asked for almost double what Republicans have put on the table in taxes. You have $200 billion in stimulus money. Can you point to us how that is a negotiation? Where are you compromising?”

CARNEY: In 2001 he fiercely advocated for the massive tax cuts that President Bush insisted on. Again in 2003, that went disproportionately to the wealthy, promising that they would lead to economic growth and a middle class was better off. Let me just say that while I personally am very fond of John Boehner, his record of predicting what would happen if certain policies, economic policies were instituted, is abysmal, okay?

RUSH: There you have it, folks. They’re just now admitting it. The Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, that’s why we’re in this mess, and it’s Boehner’s fault. He’s have to admit it. His record is “abysmal.” He predicted those tax cuts would lead to economic growth and high employment, and it didn’t happen. But it did. It did! These guys are purposely and everybody else is purposely forgetting what they lived through.



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