Skip to comments.Boehner to introduce one-week stopgap to stave off shutdown (Pelosi had more of a pair)
Posted on 04/04/2011 8:17:40 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is set to introduce a bill Monday night to fund the military through September and fund government operations for one more week, Republican sources tell The Hill.
Boehner's move is intended to prevent a government shutdown that would start after Friday without another measure to fund the government.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said the GOP was trying to prevent a government shutdown "at all costs."
Were serious about trying to prevent a government shutdown. Were also serious about cutting spending," he told reporters after a meeting of the GOP conference on Monday evening.
Boehner told GOP lawmakers attending a closed-door conference meeting that he needed leverage going into a meeting with President Obama and Senate Democratic leaders at the White House on Tuesday morning, a lawmaker told The Hill.
He said he needs this (the as-of-yet-introduced bill) and the support of the conference going into that meeting at the White House, because he feels it gives him more leverage, the source explained to The Hill.
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Buy the man a dress.
I don't know what they're smoking.
At least they’re predictable.
Hmm. Take a stand, or fold?
Every d@mn time.
we all knew boehner wasn’t up to the task when he chose his old boys network instead of michele and steve.
this is likely the begining of the end of the republican party. we’d all better start thinking about a third party and an obama second term.
just remember as conservatives, we are individual creators first. we may have to go underground but we can survive to fight again. what choice do we have. throw in our children’s future. not a chance.
Oh please. 1 week makes Boehner look compassionate and still keeps the Dems on the hook.
Reality is not how it looks through the Internet-Lens, kidos.
I knew this group of Republicans in the House was going to stink when they did nothing at all for three months. They seem to be continuing the trend.
He said he needs this (the as-of-yet-introduced bill) and the support of the conference going into that meeting at the White House, because he feels it gives him more leverage,
It’s probably what Obama faxed him yesterday.
Oh please. 1 week makes Boehner look compassionate and still keeps the Dems on the hook.
what about the last 3-4 weeks of continuing resolutions?
Mr. Boohoo has all of us crying after seeing his feckless leadership in action. He should resign his post and let a real conservative, like Michelle Bachmann, be Speaker.
A government shutdown means a paid vacation for most government workers. I’ve never seen one yet where Congress didn’t make up the missed pay, without requiring makeup of the missed work.
If I had my way
If I had my way in this wicked world
If I had my way
I would tear this old building down
— Rev Gary Davis
I’d love to see them cut $100 billion all at once too, but if they end up doing it by cutting a few billion a week through the fall, that seems to be just as good.
What happens now doesn’t really have a major impact in the long run. To really change things we’ll need the Senate and the WH and even then the dems will still likely have at least 40 Senators so there will still be constraints.
I have HAD IT with this wimp Boehner and the weak-kneed Republicans! The RNC sent me a “Presidential Survey Letter” that I received today. They wanted to know what issue I wanted addressed, and left a blank space for me to write in. I filled it up with SPENDING! SPENDING! SPENDING. I wrote in the margin that I wasn’t going to give the RNC ONE THIN DIME until the House voted in 1 trillion of spending cuts, to take effect in 1 year. Like that would ever happen.
You got it.
Too many people here deceived into thinking a Gov't shutdown means "we win" or something.
You have perfectly captured the Republican leadership!!!
I wish the conversation would be more intellectual about serious matters like this. Bohner knows the dems want to shut the gov’t down so they can twist the truth to blame Republicans...the real battle is the 2012 budget and I heard budgets don’t need a Presidential signature - it can go into effect without Obummer’s approval. This is just pre-show and they are proving the point that DEMS dont’ care about cutting spending - Isn’t it about time we supported these guys instead of always criticizing them when they don’t jump up and down and fix IT ALL at once. The reality is that we are still in the minority in the senate and they need incrementally to stir the pot. It took much longer than 3 months to get our debt to this point, it will take a whole lot longer to begin to draw it down.
Yeah...I think Pol Pot lived by that poem.
“Were serious about trying to prevent a government shutdown. Were also serious about cutting spending,”
No you aren’t.
Haven't you gotten the message that sense is forbidden here?
Hey, stamping their little feet always works with Mom!
What the f***? seriously? really?
Oh, Nooooooooooooooooo! It's much more fun to bash Boehner and insist he bring about instant budget recovery in less than 90 days with a majority of only one branch of government.
I'm looking forward to Paul Ryan's proposal tomorrow. As far as senate stalling, we ain't seen nothing yet.
You do realize that the term "government shutdown" is a hyperbolic euphemism, right?
The measure would cut $12 billion in funding from current levels, The Hill confirmed.
It is absolutely STUPID to shutdown the Government over these CR's......
Now lets battle over the big item when Ryan lays that out!
The Democrats want a SHUTDOWN on the small stuff!!!
I thought Boehner was going to be a leader, but I guess I
was totally wrong.
Since QE2 announcement, the Fed has purchased well over 70% of all Treasuries.
When the debt ceiling is raised and QE3 annoucned, it is expected the Fed will be the purcahser of over 80% of all Treasuries.
Meanwhile China is not increasing Treasury holdings, Japan is liquidating Treasuries to pay for their own crisis, the UK is in worse shape than the US, and the Cayman Islands holding companies are finding safer havens with higher returns in other markets.
SO the question is, why raise the debt ceiling when there are no buy side participants in the debt market?
As soon as everyone not at the table realises no one else is sitting at the poker table either, interest rates are going to soar.
The budget IS being cut. Perhaps not as much as you would like but each CR shows a cut. To cut what was supposed to be a DEM budget (which they didn't pass last year because they wanted this current Kabuki) is a good step forward.
Two years from now will be a good time to do something?
No. The 2012 budget is being announced TOMORROW by the GOP complete with $4 trillion in CUTS. Many hearings lie ahead and the reason the Dems are limping ahead with demands for these CR's is that they don't want hearings to start on the 2012 budget.
Just let me know when its tea time... tea partiers have been patient, but that won’t last if Cry Baby Boehner and the rest fold...
As an Everton fan, I really enjoyed that Gerrard Fail gif.
wow. there are clearly people here who don’t understand how the world works.
what this all means is the either boehner is a fool (which would be preferable to the other alternative) or boehner is *afraid.*
to quote a brilliant mind: “fear is the mind killer.”
the sharks all know this and obama and the dems are nothing if not sharks. now the smell blood. they will never give in. the main chance has been lost.
This isn’t news. Boehner announced weeks ago that all he would do as Speaker is speak, smoke, and weep. He’s worse than useless.
I wonder if I dare to think that Boehner is finally about to take charge?
*Funding the military through September* plus a stop gap bill for one more week: then go for the gold?
Our House Bill with the riders or shut your damn government down?
Pelosi had... the Senate and President backing her. And the media.
Boehner only has the voters.
I expect more from him but I’m pleased with what he’s done so far.
This new CR would conceivably kick in at 12:00:01 am Saturday if adopted. However, Team Boehner repeatedly calls this a backup...and suggests they will only "break glass" on this if they have to.
However, senior appropriators tell me that they are writing this as though it is going to the floor...although there is no plan to go to Rules or the floor just yet (remember....they need "three days" in the House..to allow bills to lay over before they can consider them).
(More at the link.)
The Pubbies are shaping the battlefield...so to speak!
The 2012 Budget is the coming Battle!
That may be true, but Obama is no Clinton. Clinton was good at being a POLITICIAN. Obama is awful and always tends to do precisely the wrong things. I’m not so sure things would turn out the way everyone thinks.
Absolutely...those whinning need to consider...one week is nothing...give it to them but more importantly funding for troops til September is a good trade.
Never count on the Republican leadership to stand up to the Democrats and you won't be disappointed.
What do we have to do to remove Bonny or whatever he is called? and put someone in that can say NO!!!!!!!!!
Well, as it turns out, it depends on which tea partiers you're talking about. Most real tea partiers want substantial cuts in federal spending, but some tea partiers have learned that substantial cuts in federal spending will of necessity include cuts in their social welfare programs (Social Security, Medicare) and that's not what they had in mind. One big hurdle to cutting government spending is that all of our seniors are now on welfare.
I want an actual budget. With a budget, they could stop implementing Obamacare. Obamacare is killing the finances of individuals and the country. Why is it too much to ask for an actual budget? That is their job. They use these stop gap measures as an excuse to keep on enforcing Obamacare. When is it going to be enough? Too much? They have time for everything else—i.e.: all the legislation we hate, and that is killing us. Why do they not have time to make areal budget?
The problem for the pubbies is not that they are unprincipled, craven cowards, but that they majority of the Amerikan electorate has a conniption fit at the thought of the money spiggot being turned down. that is why the only hope is for USA 2.0. Version 1.0 is toast.
And save me the bovine scatology about being a defeatist. I only know what I see.
Too bad the Gelded Old Party won’t go down swinging.