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(Exclusive to FR): Speaker Boehner's comments on the Raising the Debt Ceiling
grey_whiskers | Aug 01, 2011 | grey_whiskers

Posted on 08/01/2011 5:30:50 PM PDT by grey_whiskers

"We, the Senate Majority Leader, The President, and myself, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, have had a further meeting today and are agreed in recognizing that the question of the debt ceiling and possible default is of the first importance for both houses of Congress, the President, and for our country.

"We regard the Bill passed by the House and the companion Bill in the Senate and the President's promise to sign the reconciled bill as symbolic of the desire of both Parties never to put politics above country again.

"We are resolved that the method of consultation shall be the method adopted to deal with any other questions that may concern our two parties, and we are determined to continue our efforts to remove possible sources of difference, and thus to contribute to assure the full faith and credit of the United States government."

Boehner read this statement to a cheering crowd in front of the Capitol Building and said;

"My good friends this is the second time in our history that we have drawn back from the brink of such a crisis, bringing to Washington fiscal responsibility with honor. I believe it is solvency in our time."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: balancedbudget; boehner; chamberlain; debtceiling; debtcrisis; default; teaparty; whiskersvanity

NO Cheers, unfortunately.

Pitchforks. Tar. Feathers.

1 posted on 08/01/2011 5:30:57 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: grey_whiskers

This is exactly what we did not want to see him do. This should have been treated by Boehner as an unfortunate but necessary compromise to avoid major issues, but he should have immediately hung it around Obama and Reid’s neck, proclaiming continued danger of debt rating change and massive debt...and singled out the Democrats as THE obstacle in the way of responsible spending. I am now fully convince Boehner has to go as Speaker...and I have supported him tepidly up to now.


2 posted on 08/01/2011 5:34:06 PM PDT by ilgipper (political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: neverdem; SunkenCiv; Cindy; LucyT; decimon; freedumb2003; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Tax-chick; ...
Pitchforks, tar, feathers *PING*.
3 posted on 08/01/2011 5:34:25 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Boehner is the problem. He should have led the way, instead he chose to behave like Nancy Pelosi.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 5:34:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: grey_whiskers

Imagine that...

1. Create a crisis
2. Wait to the last second
3. Pass a bill that your not sure what is in it

Rest assured that the government will spend a lot more money next year than this year.

Boehner has to go.

It’s Washington against us.


5 posted on 08/01/2011 5:35:58 PM PDT by cowtowney
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To: grey_whiskers

Good job, grey whiskers:

The following is the wording of the statement that Neville Chamberlain waved when he stepped off the plane after the conference in Berlin had ended on 30 September, 1938.

“We, the German Führer and Chancellor, and the British Prime Minister, have had a further meeting today and are agreed in recognizing that the question of Anglo-German relations is of the first importance for two countries and for Europe.

“We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German Naval Agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again.

“We are resolved that the method of consultation shall be the method adopted to deal with any other questions that may concern our two countries, and we are determined to continue our efforts to remove possible sources of difference, and thus to contribute to assure the peace of Europe.”

Chamberlain read this statement to a cheering crowd in front of 10 Downing St. and said;

“My good friends this is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honor. I believe it is peace in our time.”


6 posted on 08/01/2011 5:38:02 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: grey_whiskers
The following is the wording of the statement that Neville Chamberlain waved when he stepped off the plane after the conference in Berlin had ended on 30 September, 1938.

"We, the German Fuehrer and Chancellor, and the British Prime Minister, have had a further meeting today and are agreed in recognizing that the question of Anglo-German relations is of the first importance for two countries and for Europe.

"We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German Naval Agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again.

"We are resolved that the method of consultation shall be the method adopted to deal with any other questions that may concern our two countries, and we are determined to continue our efforts to remove possible sources of difference, and thus to contribute to assure the peace of Europe."

Chamberlain read this statement to a cheering crowd in front of 10 Downing St. and said; "My good friends this is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honor. I believe it is peace in our time."


7 posted on 08/01/2011 5:38:34 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: grey_whiskers

We need to make a change here,The Bonehead keeps surrendering and is NO kind of a leader.


8 posted on 08/01/2011 5:42:42 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Thanks for the ping. I’ll tell you what this is like. It’s like a bunch of teens whittling away for years at the foundation of a house. When the house is finally teetering on the verge of collapse, the teens finagle a crippling loan from the owners to ‘fix’ the foundation—and call themselves heroes for doing it.

Then they whittle away some more at the foundation, all the while planning to extort more $ in the future.

These people ***caused*** the problem. They should be locked up, and a whole new bunch tasked with solving it. If that doesn’t work, lock the second bunch up and try a third crew, etc.


9 posted on 08/01/2011 5:42:42 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

FREEPMAIL.


10 posted on 08/01/2011 5:43:48 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

A failure as Speaker, he has failed the vast majority of Americans who do not live off the govt largesse.

None except the welfare state applauds the exceptional continued rise in spending of the bill being passed.

Game over for America, as interest rates rises will consume the spending to levels we cannot even begin to imagine. Remember the 15% interest rates Carter gave us?

Interet will make everything else in the budget fade away as we pay our creditors our GDP.


11 posted on 08/01/2011 5:46:03 PM PDT by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: grey_whiskers

The Dems won big time. In addition they were able to alienate the conservative core base from the Republican Party. The leaders in RP are such idiots or truly RINOs.


12 posted on 08/01/2011 5:48:42 PM PDT by doc
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To: grey_whiskers

“Yes, a few nut-jobs opposed us, but I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty.”


13 posted on 08/01/2011 5:49:23 PM PDT by FredZarguna ("What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.")
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To: grey_whiskers

And I didn’t think I could get more sicker to my stomach. I dislike this guy as much as I dislike obama. obama lets you know beyond a doubt what he is. boner lies to your face after you’ve caught him red handed.


14 posted on 08/01/2011 5:51:19 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: grey_whiskers

I will contribute to any conservative running against Bone-head.

(That’s conservative, not Republican. I am no longer a Republican.)


15 posted on 08/01/2011 5:52:00 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: cripplecreek

“Boehner is the problem. He should have led the way, instead he chose to behave like Nancy Pelosi.”

Good choice of words. Reid slapped him into submission with Cut, Cap and Balance.

Boehner, in essence, on our behalf then compromised with a gang of serial rapists and brags about getting 98% of what we wanted.


16 posted on 08/01/2011 5:59:17 PM PDT by frog in a pot (When will politicans realize the danger of allowing a Marxist to control our capitalist economy?)
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To: frog in a pot

Boehner has considerable power over vulnerable freshmen as well.

Get a strong speaker and the house will follow


17 posted on 08/01/2011 6:03:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Cboldt

“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

“A Republic, if you can keep it.” ... replied Benjamin Franklin. 1787

Well Ben, looks like we are not going to keep it. I’d like to be more optimistic but then I would be lying to myself.


18 posted on 08/01/2011 6:07:24 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Well Mr Boner WE the American people think you and your treachery and your new best buds sux.....


19 posted on 08/01/2011 6:11:57 PM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: cripplecreek

Boehner is a sheep who is not only sheared but castrated as well...


20 posted on 08/01/2011 6:24:10 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: grey_whiskers; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks grey_whiskers.


21 posted on 08/01/2011 6:32:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: grey_whiskers

Piss off, Boehner. Stop with the posturing; you, Reid and 0bama all got what you want.

You could`ve stood pat on CCB, yet you folded like a cheap suit. You`re all talk and no results. So enjoy your “victory” and do your victory dances.

But reality is you surrendered.


22 posted on 08/01/2011 6:42:17 PM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: grey_whiskers

Yep. History repeats.


23 posted on 08/01/2011 6:53:07 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: grey_whiskers
We the people.
24 posted on 08/01/2011 6:58:52 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: grey_whiskers
I believe it is solvency in our time."

Neville Chamberlain?

25 posted on 08/02/2011 3:46:36 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: fortheDeclaration
Yup. See posts #6 and #7 upthread.

Cheers!

26 posted on 08/02/2011 6:01:38 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
27 posted on 08/02/2011 6:05:27 PM PDT by McGruff (Hold The Line!)
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