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Boehner Slaps Conservatives: 'This is Ridiculous'
CNS ^ | December 11, 2013 - 11:22 AM | Susan Jones

Posted on 12/11/2013 9:05:49 AM PST by robowombat

Boehner Slaps Conservatives: 'This is Ridiculous'

By Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday took a swipe at conservative groups that "came out and opposed" a bipartisan budget deal "before they ever saw it."

"They're using our members, and they're using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous," he said at a Republican news conference.

"Listen, if you're for more deficit reduction, you're for this agreement," he snapped.

The Heritage Foundation said the budget deal "thoroughly disappoints," and the conservative group offers "three key facts on the sour deal": It busts through supposed spending caps; it taxes and spends; and it spends now and delays savings until later.

Heritage also noted that budget conferees failed to make substantive reforms to entitlement programs, which it describes as the real drivers of spending and debt.

Likewise, Americans for Prosperity said the deal reverses "hard-won bipartisan spending limits set by the sequester."

"Spending levels were set by law at $967 billion. Exceeding those levels by $45 billion takes us in the wrong direction; further from fiscal responsibility, and further from the promise made to the American people."

And FreedomWorks is urging a "no" vote on the bipartisan plan, saying it "is not acceptable to fiscal conservatives."

"The proposed plan would increase spending $63 billion above the budget caps set by Budget Control Act of 2011—the only actual spending control achieved by Congress under the Obama Administration. The deal claims to offset these costs by increasing various fees, and by making small reforms to government pensions. These new fees aren’t being used to shrink government or balance the budget; they’re simply a mask to help hide the breaching of the budget caps," FreedomWorks said.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who led the Republican negotiations, said on Wednesday that the budget agreement "maintains 72 percent of the sequester in the next year and a half, and it preserves 92 percent of the sequester over the life of the sequester."

He said Democrats wanted the sequester completely replaced, but "we didn't agree with that." He also emphasized the importance of finding "common ground" with Democrats.

"We know that this budget agreement doesn't come close to achieving what we want to achieve on our ultimate fiscal goals, but again, if we can get a step in the right direction, we're going to take that step and that's why we're doing this," Ryan said.


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1 posted on 12/11/2013 9:05:49 AM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat

You bozos fail to understand that the hour is late...very late.


2 posted on 12/11/2013 9:10:29 AM PST by Paulie
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To: robowombat

Anytime you ‘negotiate’ with a half-wit like Patty Murray you’re bound to get a bad deal. She is a puppet like much of the Democrat caucus — couldn’t think her way out of a wet paper bag.


3 posted on 12/11/2013 9:10:31 AM PST by Tallguy (between taglines...)
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To: robowombat
Good. Let it all out, Boner.

The more these RINO clowns feel free to tell the world how they really feel, and open a few more eyes in flyover country, the faster we can get rid of them.

4 posted on 12/11/2013 9:11:46 AM PST by skeeter
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To: robowombat

ah mister compromiser gives the store away again…. this idiot better be replaced and sooner rather than later


5 posted on 12/11/2013 9:12:46 AM PST by Nifster
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To: robowombat


Retire these Jack@$ Gutle$$ Old Party B@$@$D$; don't
show them any respect for their previous actions / deeds.
BOOT ' EM ALL OUT!

Support Matt Bevins, Defeat Sen. *itch "Mumbles" McConnell. *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support JD Winteregg, Defeat (SotH) Rep. John *HIC! / HIC!* Boehmer. *(D.C.-GOP / E)

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6 posted on 12/11/2013 9:14:12 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: All

Fill up his Twitter line. @speakerBoehner It’s great fun!


7 posted on 12/11/2013 9:15:27 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: robowombat
"Elected to Congress in 1990, John quickly became a voice for reform. First, he adopted a "no earmarks" policy that he carries with him to this day. And as part of the "Gang of Seven," he and fellow lawmakers took on the House establishment – Democrats and Republicans. Together, they successfully closed the scandal-riddled House Bank, uncovered "dine-and-dash" practices at the House Restaurant, and exposed drug sales and cozy cash-for-stamps deals at the House Post Office.

In 1994, John was instrumental in crafting the landmark Contract with America. One of the Contract's cornerstones - the Congressional Accountability Act, which required lawmakers to live under the same rules and regulations as the rest of the nation – bears the unmistakable print of his drive to change the way Congress works."

Boner is LOST!

8 posted on 12/11/2013 9:17:23 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: robowombat

“He also emphasized the importance of finding “common ground” with Democrats.”

Why? They don’t think it’s importance to find common ground with us, so why should we bother?


9 posted on 12/11/2013 9:20:20 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: robowombat
"Heritage also noted that budget conferees failed to make substantive reforms to entitlement programs, which it describes as the real drivers of spending and debt. "

Cut out the cost of foreign wars, aid and nation building and restore MADE IN AMERICA. Do these before whacking American citizens. Put Americans back to work making money, paying taxes, buying items and off government support would restore America to where it was before we exported our jobs and economy and ran up the deficit.

10 posted on 12/11/2013 9:26:41 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: robowombat
House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday took a swipe at conservative groups that "came out and opposed" a bipartisan budget deal "before they ever saw it."

"They're using our members, and they're using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous," he said at a Republican news conference.

Vapid empty words when one considers Boehner's failure to take any equally reactionary swipe at Democrats who voted for the Affordable Care Act before they ever read it. And what about liberals' use of Congressional members and the American people for their own goals, i.e., ACA? Where was Boehner's outrage? The lack of any "This is ridiculous" comment from him then serves to highlight the depth of his lack of understanding now.

11 posted on 12/11/2013 9:27:36 AM PST by Ahithophel (Communication is an art form susceptible to sudden technical failure)
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To: Paladin2

Nothing SCREAMS “deficit reduction” like spending cuts in 2023!!

I get WHY they did this.

It’s proof that they are NOT worried about our financial situation.

Well, at least... they are MORE worried about their own re-election.


12 posted on 12/11/2013 9:28:31 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: robowombat

Here we have the power of the purse, and Boner pisses it all away.

Boner and McConnell are Dem stooges. What other explanation is there for the lack of a cohesive fighting strategy at this key juncture in our nation’s history.

Who is the problem? YOU are the problem—conservatives.

Thanks, Boner, ya meathead.


13 posted on 12/11/2013 9:29:38 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

It could very well be that time of the party where it’s too late to do anything but drink more, because you’re hosed already.


14 posted on 12/11/2013 9:30:40 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: robowombat

The primaries can’t get here soon enough..

So long, Crybaby, your’s and Mitch’s act has grown tired .. and then some.


15 posted on 12/11/2013 9:31:41 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SomeCallMeTim
"After Republicans won their first Congressional majority in several decades, John's colleagues elected him to serve as House GOP Conference Chairman in the 104th and 105th Congress.

In that role, John was a powerful voice in the fight to force Washington to stick to the strict spending limits in the Balanced Budget Act that let the economy grow and led to the first budget surplus in a generation."

- from Boner's own website bio.

Boner needs to spend more time with his family.

16 posted on 12/11/2013 9:36:45 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: robowombat

They weren’t even supposed to read the deal before voting on it.


17 posted on 12/11/2013 9:43:48 AM PST by glorgau
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To: robowombat

If Boehner’s program is such a great idea, he should be able to sell it.


18 posted on 12/11/2013 9:44:35 AM PST by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: skeeter

I’ll never forget the time I criticized the Orange Crybaby when he became speaker, and some of the water carriers around here called me a Nazi and every other name in the book. I had this guy pegged years ago.


19 posted on 12/11/2013 9:51:02 AM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: robowombat

Yeah you dumb conservatives!

He got a 0.0725% cut in spending after all!


20 posted on 12/11/2013 9:53:05 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
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To: robowombat

McConnell & John Boehner got played again with so-called cuts coming down the road, but not at the moment, turns back the clock on sequestration.


21 posted on 12/11/2013 10:01:17 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: robowombat

Boner is just mad that we’ve finally caught on to his game.


22 posted on 12/11/2013 10:36:34 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: robowombat
(Ryan) emphasized the importance of finding "common ground" with Democrats.

There is none.

23 posted on 12/11/2013 10:43:08 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: robowombat
Heritage also noted that budget conferees failed to make substantive reforms to entitlement programs

Oh, brother. Do you really think we're going to get major entitlement reform with Murray at the table and a Dem Senate?

There's pragmatism and then there's dreaming. Heritage is dreaming.

24 posted on 12/11/2013 10:47:16 AM PST by what's up
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Ryan must be taking directions now from the Borens of OK.


25 posted on 12/11/2013 10:49:23 AM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: Tallguy

It’s looking to me more like the halfwit of concern here is Paul Ryan. He’s the sellout. Patty won.


26 posted on 12/11/2013 11:10:33 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Theodore R.

This is a dog and pony show.

It is just a paper tiger so the “at risk” incumbants can vote “no” and pretend victory.


27 posted on 12/11/2013 11:16:19 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: robowombat

They lie and lie and some of you still believe them.


28 posted on 12/11/2013 11:30:28 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Paladin2

“One of the Contract’s cornerstones - the Congressional Accountability Act, which required lawmakers to live under the same rules and regulations as the rest of the nation – bears the unmistakable print of his drive to change the way Congress works.”

Are the House members having to live under obamacare like all of us... or are they exempt??? I know the answer and it makes this statement a lie.


29 posted on 12/11/2013 11:33:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: 9YearLurker

patty kicked his sorry butt and wiped the bathroom stalls with his face.


30 posted on 12/11/2013 11:36:30 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: jpl

There are still a few around here who think we should all just wear the jersey with the big R and shut up. Fewer, but there’re still some around.


31 posted on 12/11/2013 11:38:00 AM PST by skeeter
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To: robowombat
Stop giving the RATs what they want, you idiot. Play some HARDBALL the way Americans want to see it.
Our system of Government wasn't set up to sing campfire songs!
32 posted on 12/11/2013 11:39:54 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: robowombat

“’Listen, if you’re for more deficit reduction, you’re for this agreement,’ he snapped.”

Boehner had too much Cutty Sark for breakfast. His statement is demonstrable nonsense on its face.


33 posted on 12/11/2013 11:43:50 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Boner has been fundamentally transformed from the time of his early tenure in The House.

He should be called on it and dumped in 2014.

34 posted on 12/11/2013 11:55:41 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: LibLieSlayer

Ha—pretty close.


35 posted on 12/11/2013 12:05:03 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Oh, you KNEW Patty Murray was going to win these “Negotiations” or Harry Reid would have handled them personally.

Paul Ryan is going to need a minder from the Tea Party because he’s certainly acting like John Boehner’s lackey.


36 posted on 12/11/2013 12:17:53 PM PST by Tallguy (between taglines...)
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To: Tallguy

Somehow because he’s as boring as an accountant we gave Ryan credit for being some kind of a conservative.

He’s proved himself to be a pro-amnesty, big government, over-ambitious, go-along-to-get-ahead sellout, however.

That he’s part of Boehner’s leadership team should have told us all we needed to know.


37 posted on 12/11/2013 12:21:59 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: robowombat

No, cry-baby. YOU’RE ridiculous.


38 posted on 12/11/2013 12:22:51 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: robowombat

Fire his azz.


39 posted on 12/11/2013 2:10:31 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: robowombat

The GOP is 100% for RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE. Again.

And there is NOTHING anyone can do to change it.
They have destroyed the America YOU knew.


40 posted on 12/11/2013 2:39:57 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Republicans will face intense pressure over unemployment benefits
BY GREG SARGENT
December 11 at 12:24 pm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/12/11/republicans-will-face-intense-pressure-over-unemployment-benefits/

[snip] The imminent expiration of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program for 1.3 million Americans is mostly being treated as a fait accompli in Washington... (Dems have created an interactive map showing how many people in each state stand to lose benefits.)... This strategy includes placing Op ed pieces by Democrats in papers that serve the districts of top Republicans, such as this one by Rep. Sander Levin in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the largest paper in John Boehner’s home state. The game plan is granular: One Democrat points out to me that stats are available on how many would lose benefits on the county level, and that Dems are trying to push these numbers into the coverage, because it is tangible for people in local communities. [/snip]


41 posted on 12/11/2013 3:49:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: robowombat; SunkenCiv

Any chance we can primary Boehner next year?


42 posted on 12/11/2013 4:31:07 PM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Berosus

Pretty much anyone primaried out will be replaced by a Demwit — which is the reason we see so much call for it. The Demagogic Party is merely a front for a variety of shadowy, deep-pocketed radical left organizations, and they also continuously initiate and bankroll lots of astroturf, including the Occutardation movement of a couple years ago, and these out-of-nowhere “conservative organizations”.


43 posted on 12/11/2013 5:53:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Tallguy
"Paul Ryan is going to need a minder from the Tea Party because he’s certainly acting like John Boehner’s lackey."

Janesville, Wisc. is full of UAW members.

44 posted on 12/11/2013 9:03:18 PM PST by Paladin2
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>> Boehner Slaps Conservatives

Hopeful masochist.


45 posted on 12/11/2013 11:15:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Paladin2

There are TEA Party activists and a candidate trying to primary the drunk oompa loompa. Yesterday’s boner outburst caused me to send them $100.00.


46 posted on 12/12/2013 3:23:48 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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