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Boehner: Middle Class Only Tax Cut "Chicken Crap"


House minority leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said repeatedly Democrats are playing political games with the vote on an extension of the Bush tax cuts.

Thursday the prospective leader of the House had more colorful language.

Boehner called the Democrats' tax bill, set for a vote Thursday afternoon, "chicken crap." The bill only extends the tax cuts for the middle class.

"This is nonsense," Boehner said forcefully to reporters. "The election was one month ago. We're 23 months from the next election and the political games have already started trying to set up the next election"

"To rule this vote out today, it's really just, it's what you think I was going to say earlier."


Answering a question from CBS News Capitol Hill producer Jill Jackson on whether or not he would put the plan for deficit reduction from President Obama's commission to a vote in the House if it received the 14 commission votes needed, Boehner said, "If ands and buts were candy and nuts, everyday would be Christmas."

Christine Delargy
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