Pelosi Mocks Boehner After He Offers Plan She Offered Earlier This Year


Republicans duped again. No sooner did Speaker John Boehner agree to an offer to avoid the fiscal cliff Nancy Pelosi put on the table six months ago did the Democrats shoot him down. Nancy Pelosi even openly mocked him. This is what passes as negotiations these days. What a joke.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday ripped Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) “Plan B,” saying the “B” stood for “befuddled.”

“I would call it ‘Plan Befuddled,’ ” she said on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” “It’s really difficult to imagine why they even came up with it.”


Pelosi said Tuesday that, at the time, she was trying to “smoke out” Republicans to see if they’d be willing to raise taxes at all.

“We were suggesting then to smoke out the Republicans – at what level would you raise the rates on the wealthiest people in our country?,” she said. “Not, would you raise them at a million dollars? That was the point of that exercise.”

When will Boehner and the GOP learn? These Democrats don’t want to work with them. They aren’t negotiating in good faith.