Fights Worth Having

Speaker John Boehner feels regret -- or so we learned last week from The Hill. The speaker now believes he should have taken a different approach to the fiscal cliff dealings. The speaker has cause for regret. A legislative strategy that is reactive -- that lacks initiative and confidence -- will do little to advance GOP election fortunes in 2014. But it's still early enough for House Republicans to make important course corrections. The speaker said this at a closed door session of the Ripon Society: "Looking back, what I should have done the day after the election was to make it clear the House has passed a bill to extend all of the current tax rates, the House has passed a bill to replace the sequester with cuts in mandatory spending, and the Senate ought to do its work," Boehner said. "We're ready, able and willing to work with the Senate as soon as they produce a bill. It should have been what I said. You know, again, hindsight is 20-20." Throwing the fiscal ball to Senate...(Read Full Article)