Originally Posted by Amnorix
This is as much about Boehner's seeming inability to understand, much less control, his caucus as it is about bad election results. Getting his Plan B out there in such a public way only to get punched in the face by his own caucus shows that he can't even seem to find the body, much less the pulse, of his folks. That's a serious problem for him.
The question now is whether he's too damaged to effectively serve as Speaker anymore.
People were calling for Boehner to be removed as speaker shortly after the election. The republicans have serious problems, but the Democrats are doing their damdest to get the U.S. to the level of a socialist state. If the "Rich" Democrats feel so compelled to back Obama and Reid with the taxes why don't they volunteer 50% of their gain to taxes and relieve the taxes of the poor? I haven't seen any Democrat jumping up and saying "I have enough and don't need any more."
How do people get inspired to start a small business if they do the math and find it won't be profitable or sustainable? Right now it's hard enough to sustain a business, how much harder will it be if you start one and have to adhere to Obamacare and additional taxes because your intake might exceed $250,000?