Skip to comments.John Boehner betrays Americans with "Super Committee" sell-out
Posted on 11/20/2011 11:07:18 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
Nothing is more maddening to conservatives than the ease with which Capitol Hill Republicans endlessly compromise away the rights, liberty and heritage of the American people and the best interests of our nation.
On August 2nd the debt-reduction Super Committee was born of the Budget Control Act of 2011, its purpose to cut 1.2 trillion dollars from the federal budget over the next decade.
If the handpicked Committee of 6 Republicans and 6 Democrats should fail to agree upon mutually acceptable legislation by November 23rd, automatic spending cuts will take effect beginning in 2013 (after the election, of course.)
Acceptable legislation presumably translates to fiscal terms which both congress and Barack Obama will find politically palatable enough to embrace, or at least tolerate.
Prior to the start of committee negotiations it was suggested that both Democrats and Republicans have ample incentive to reach a meaningful agreement.
So it was decided that the automatic cuts should consist of $600 billion from the nations defense and $600 billion from discretionary spending, one ostensibly bitter pill for each side.
These terms were negotiated and agreed upon by Republican House Speaker John Boehner.
For years congressional Democrats have dreamed of perpetrating massive damage to the Department of Defense and the nations armed forces.
And now, John Boehner has almost singe handedly compromised away $600 billion from Americas defense, funds which the entire Democrat Party could not wrench from assembled congressional Republicans.
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I’m shocked, just shocked.
military needed to be cut. I swear, theres too many on the conservatives side act like socialist with the military. The military mis allocate funds just as any government agency
It can’t be, I could have never seen this coming or engineered, right from the first tearful mention of it.
The Repub party is dead as far as I’m concerned. It’s been taken over by elitists and the radicalized, the latest being Ann Coulter. Never in a million years did I ever think that would happen with Ann, but it has. I guess when those greenbacks are flashed, it turns anyone into an instant pedophile being offered a Cub scout or in her case a girl scout. You go on and endorse Romney Ann, I’ll retain the sanity. Maybe you and Pelosi can have a party throwing money in the air for selling out the citizens of this country who believe in the Constitution and Freedom.
I don’t mind them “hitting” the military but it seems the Pentagon always gets screwed. What about the 1/2 billion dollars that Newt allocated for Planned Parenthood. Why can’t they get hit some. I know Newt did this in the 90’s and not today but still.
We win 50 seats in the last election and Boner didnt get the message. I want him out on his disgraced keister.
be easy on him, you don’t want him to break into tears
To paraphrase a line from Ben Stein’s father......if the military wastes half of what is budgeted for them, then we need to budget twice as much.
The military and defense is a constitutional duty.......section 8 housing and health care are not.
So you think 500 billion dollars in cuts is enough? That is what will happen if the Super Duper Committee fails to act. Yes I believe that the Military Budget is too large and some cuts can happen. I do believe that 500 billion would decimate the military.
Perhaps we have smart weapons that can get the job done without putting our precious sons in front of enemy guns?
Why is this news? We knew this three months ago.
It’s time everyone called it a Quango like it is.
You bring out a point that most American’s don’t understand what you said. Your right on. Since the end of WWII we have lost the meaning of the Constitution as it was intended to be interpreted. It’s now a living document, whatever the he.. that means. Good Point!!!!
“John Boehner betrays Americans with “Super Committee” sell-out
Why is this news? We knew this three months ago.”
Apparently not EVERYONE did.
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