Urgent: Deeper explanation of Boehner’s Plan B
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
Some more details now.
First of all, House GOPers will hold a closed conference meeting at 5 pmet to explain how the Plan B approach works, prospectively Thursday.
I am told that this will be subdivided into two bills.
One key to note is that at least one of the bills will approve a RENEWAL of Bush era tax breaks for those earning less than $1 million. I am told the legislation is SILENT on RAISING taxes for those making more than $1 million.
In other words, House GOPers NEVER HAVE TO VOTE FOR A TAX INCREASE.
This is some parliamentary sleight of hand. But many GOPers would not vote for such a plan. But because the R’s are structuring the bill(s) in this way, I would greatly believe this enhances the chances of it passing.
The R’s then kick the bill to the Senate and tell Reid to deal with it. If he can’t or won’t….then they can lord the “Senate doesn’t do anything” argument over them.
The whip operation will commence this evening.
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