Skip to comments.Republicans waive the white flag of surrender
Posted on 04/09/2011 12:34:40 PM PDT by Todd Kinsey
Once again the Republican leadership caves and then tries to tell us they won. Just six weeks ago our mealy-mouthed leadership told us they were going to cut $100 billion from this years budget. A few short weeks later the gutless wonders leading our party reduced that number to $60 billiondollars. Then late last night the well tanned amoeba, John Boehner caved to the socialist-in-chief and settled on $38 billion.
Boehner has been tooting his own horn saying that this is the largest budget cut in history. Well of course its the largest cut in history, you fools in Congress have spent the last decade spending the taxpayers money like a crack addict. The fact is that $38 billion is only equal to one-percent of this years budget and doesnt come anywhere close to covering this years projected $1.3 trillion deficit.
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Most of the people on this page know that we have the presidency and the senate.
If the Reps shut down the Govt till 2012. The Dems would have a Super majority in both houses when the dust settled.
Meanwhile while the Govt is “ShutDown” who pays the troops we have in harms way.
We have to take all we can get now and work on our own Super majority then we can force the Prez’s hands no matter their party. Lets not throw the baby out with the bath water because we did not get enough today.
We didn't cave.....WE were surrendered, w/o cause.
*Disgust*....and we were told, "Work with / Trust Us"
the (Washington) Ruling Elitists, "screwed" US(A) again.
I think this is how it works in 2012:
A. The budget for 2012 originates in the House and all appropriation bills originate in House.
B. If there is no funding in those appropriation bills for Planned Parenthood the bills sent to the Senate will be amended to add it in and then the House will asked to vote it in. It will be a replay of yesterday and I expect it to be repeated over and over as the 2012 budget is argued over.
Get out the popcorn. The show is just starting.
I agree. How many battles did we win during the Revolutionary war? I think every one was a loss or draw except the last, and Britain lost.
The Dem tactic is get what you can until next time take some more then some more than a little at a time so nobody notices. We want it all at once.
Bury your dead, reload, move on, confront, attrit. Think decades. This war will last more than 1 year. Think long. We get to vote again soon....
Yes the real battle will be the 2012 budget.
This was to try and get rid of the 2011 CR “Continuing Resolution” because NO budget was Passed by the previous congress.
The part that worries me is Rep, Conservative Indies, and Tea party members are bitching and moaning about the size of the deficit reduction. Not enough or best we can do.
News Flash the DEMS and President still not have signed anything for the remaining part of the 2011 budget year.
A Govt shutdown is still possible.
When the hell have they ever served as even Mayors? They are getting blue ribbons for picking fly $hit out of pepper, and not much else.
This behavior makes me think of a Quarterback(Boehner) trying to run the team, and every time he does not get a touchdown every play, the peanut gallery is throwing all kinds of nasty stuff at him when he is trying to call the signals. This is childish behavior,and until you put your butt in that QB position and know the rules,regs,and all the ins and outs and players, and have been there and done that, you sound foolish and uninformed.
This is not child's play,and we are dealing with the crazy $#$%&^*(#$%^ Communistic left wing nuts.
“When confronted about this Boehner and his flunkies use the excuse that were only one-half of one-third of the government. Well Mr. Speaker, thats about as weak an excuse as there is because the one-half of one-third that you control, just happens to control all the purse strings. In case you forgot, the House controls one hundred percent of the spending and taxing authority of the Federal Government.”
As a “writer,” you should learn (know) the difference between waive and wave.
NO IT WON'T.. THE PATTERN IS SET..
Then they will whine and cave and then ask for our votes to get the senate and the White house or else they can not do anything..BS
This was nothing more than a political dance
“In case you forgot, the House controls one hundred percent of the spending and taxing authority of the Federal Government.
But without IT passing in the Senate and being signed into law by the President. It is not worth the paper it is written on.
There in lies the problem no matter how much we want to cut the budget. The house is only 1/3 of the process needed.
Loosing the war is how we got where we are today. The marxists have beat us like a drum since the sixties. The only lever of power we have is the national debt ceiling. Do you think the pubbies will play that card? Will our nation be better off destroying the welfare state now by destroying the government's ability to borrow or enslaving future generations to unending debt as is the marxists plan. I know what I would do. And if we had done it in 1995 we wouldn't have the existential problem we have now. As to their tactics...I urge you to consider that marxists own Academia, the courts, the senate, the whitehouse, the media, public schools, the federal bureaucracy, etc. They are incredibly good at what they do and frankly we are not.
With the terrible economy Obama and the Democrats have generated and voter's obvious desire to see federal spending cut, this seems like an awful shallow 'victory'. The cry from right-wing commentators to 'wait until the 2012 budget/debt ceiling fight' sounds a bit optimistic considering that it was so difficult to get the little we got this time, but I'm willing to wait a few months before throwing up my hands and deciding that my country is screwed - and me along with it - because the Republicans simply don't have the will and/or the guts to call the Democrats bluff and stand firm on simple, obvious decisions, such as true spending reductions and no more funding of liberal Democrats pet projects, such as NPR and Planned Parenthood.
We need to find a few savvy, articulate and gutsy Representatives to take on the liberal media news shows and succinctly explain why the Democrats are killing the U.S. economy and why they must be stopped. We desperately need conservative voices to be heard. Voices that will parry with the obnoxious ABC, CBS, NBC news anchors and not wimp out or allow themselves to be made to look like idiots. In short: we need some tough politicians who, like Reagan, can smile and chuckle while cogently explaining the Republican position and it's basis while making leftist news interviewers and liberal Democrat mouthpieces look foolish for opposing common sense policies that most Americans would applaud, if they understood them. Right now, few do. As for the 2011 budget deal, to paraphrase King Pyrrhus, many more such 'victories' and the GOP will be undone.
Do you ever wonder how people who claim to revere the Constitution, can so consistently forget about something so basic as how a bill becomes law?
We all understand the desire to change things -- but it has to be done according the way our government works. And the political realities of how it works, are not entirely to our advantage right now.
The whitehouse really wanted a shut down, but they didn't get it. I would say that one point constitutes a victory.
Sorry, if they buckled for a mere $38 billion the $Trillion cuts are a pipe dream. I know some are saying take what you can get, but we have heard that for 40 yrs. and we are not winning at the federal level. It’s like the election in November never happened. It’s late in the fourth quarter, we are losing and we just fumbled away the ball and those mythical future victories we are all supposed to be waiting for are going to be just that when the wheels come off the country.
Rep. Ryans budget will be disavowed by this time next year by the republican leadership because obama will be beating them over the head with it calling it reckless and them children and they will let him.
They should have shut it down and kept it down until hell froze over or the democrats caved, just exactly how did the shutdown hurt us in 96 at the congressional level. The republicans need to learn to fight back, it’s not like they don’t have options for getting their side out now unlike 1995.
The amount of money they were fighting over was the amount of money the federal government spends in 12 hours. This wasn’t a fight, it was show for TV and feeble minded people.
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