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
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hell, what does it matter anyway, take a swig and pass the misery around... just be sure to make mine a double shot of som’n good...
Hey n00b, did you know *America* is capitalized if one can read and write at a third grade level?
What an embarrassment.
yes like the military but is symbolic as funding for the essential part of government wouldn’t stop in the so called “shutdown.”
i really hope you’re right. that boehner wins. but unless he’s gone as speaker, i don’t have much hope at this point after three months.
so, i’m making all my personal family, financial plans and preparations for a loss at this point. it’s the only rational approach for me.
america is on life support, but 2 years ago. it was dead. history or a divine wind could give us a game changer. pray. and keep faxing boehner and the repubs.
John we have to stop meeting like this.....
I've personally been hearing this same crap about cutting government from the GOP for twenty years but government spending and power always seems to increase even when they control the entire Federal government. The most sickening thing are excuses from your average dim-bulb Republican as to why its actually raining on our collective back and we have just got to vote for the R's or those devilish D's will really sink us. Puh-lease. When are these suckers going to realize the purpose of the GOP is to mollify conservatives and waste all their political energies on utterly trivial matters while the real work of creating a One World Government goes on unabated.
And which Rogers are you referring to, genius?
Has he started crying yet?
Say good bye Boehner!
FR Thread that is relevant to all of the sniping going on here:
The bill the House passed didn’t touch the 109 billion Obamacare bucks. It only defunded the minuscule discretionary portion of Obamacare spending.
having read approximately 1/2 of the comments here I wonder what ever became of “constructive criticism”.
You must be using Washington math. Boehner, Ryan, et all are all blowing smoke.. Year-to-year spending by the Federal government is increasing every year. There are NO cuts, only accounting gimmicks. When the absolute spending (adjusted for "real" inflation) is reduced year-to-year, then one can say cuts are happening. Until then, it's all B.S.
If QE3 happens, everyone will quickly see how fragile is the house of cards built by the elites in D.C.
...to satisfy the Teaparty.....
GOP = Gutless Old Party
any man who cries over victory...nuff said...unless it’s been a grueling war or something very heavy..but an election
can you see Sir Winston or Magnus crying over defeating the Left
I hope you are right Southack....
Judge Rules Health Care Law Is Unconstitutional
Published January 31, 2011
‘”I applaud the ruling today by Judge Vinson,” said Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who, prior to getting elected in November, helped lead the charge against the law. “In making his ruling, the judge has confirmed what many of us knew from the start — ObamaCare is an unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement on the liberty of the American people. ... Patients should have more control over health care decisions than a federal government that is spending money faster than it can be printed.”’
Siena Dreaming wrote:
Like I said...all excuses end when the SC strikes it down.
That would sure be nice, but unfortunately the Supreme Court is so unpredictable anymore that one just never knows how it’s going to rule on any given issue.
Basically, it’s all going to come down to Justice Kennedy’s opinion. Even though he leans conservative, I wouldn’t be one bit surprised if the left is currently working behind the scenes to illegally bribe him with some backdoor “Cornhusker Kickback” type deal.
Smart thing would be to stop trying to pass a comprehensive budget for the rest of the year.
Instead, work on seperate budgets for each Federal department. (Department of Defense, State Department, Department of Commerce, etc, etc, etc).
Then, push the ‘departmental’ spending bills that contain the least cuts out for passage first (like for the DoD). Since Democraps hate to cut spending *EVER*, they won’t have a problem voting for the spending bills.
But then, the ‘departmental’ spending bills for departments that really shouldn’t even exist will be left... and all the money from the previous ‘temporary’ spending bill will have been exhausted.
So when the Democrats scream that the Republicans have shut down the government, the Republicans can point to the fact that Federal departments are fully funded (just not all of them... heh heh). That would blunt the Democrat’s propaganda weaponry.
And it would force the Democrats to seriously come to the negotiating table for substantial talks... as if they don’t, their pet projects simply won’t be reauthorized for funds (since they *ALREADY* ran out of the money). Though, if they don’t, then the Republicans will have met the dreams of the TEA party, which was to seriously cut the deficit and shrink the size of the government.
And if all the spending bills for the Federal departments that Democraps favor aren’t negotiated out, then they are shut down... shrinking government and cutting spending.
It’s a win-win no matter what the Democraps do.
In all this commentary there is no mention of the riders passed in the original House 2011 Budget bill. What is the fate of PP, NPR, Obamacare, EPA - all more important to this conservative than the budget reduction.
That’s just it. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t believe any of the budget cuts resulting from the Continuing Resolutions make any cuts to the appropriations you’ve mentioned.
This is excellent politics.
Boehner is taking the lead with another preemptive strike. Notice that it's Boehner who is leading the efforts, and not Reid or any other Democrat, to prevent a "government shutdown". Boehner knows there will be a shutdown, and he is cementing the notion ahead of time that the Republicans did everything they could to prevent it from happening. See, mindless rabble? It's the Democrats' fault!
I love that the Republicans are finally learning the art of political jiu jitsu.
Siena Dreaming wrote:
The budget IS being cut.
Congress has cut $10 billion over a five week period via two continuing resolutions.
Yet the national debt is increasing at a rate of approximately $4 billion A DAY!
Pardon the unintended pun, but that just ain’t gonna cut it!
Compassionate, what in the world is that sucking sound.!!!!
You are correct, living up to commitments, is just so yesterday, why hell let the spending continue, we will show them next year. Party, party, party. That will last until people say they are lying about fixing things, going to vote, hell why bother. That will be the end results.
You seem to have forgotten about the additional tens of billions a week they are spending at the same time they are “cutting” a week here and a week there.
he got the job only because he looks better on TV than the others ... wake up people
Not pleased, but do understand it if they are on the brink of a real deal. We need to put 2011 to bed so we can adopt the Ryan 2012 plan.
lol, what makes you think if they don’t have a backbone to win the budget issue in 2011 that the Ryan Plan will ever see the light of day for 2012?
I heard the same from a DC insider.
Obama has already cut their SS, by not allowing any COL increases. Not only that, but most SS recipients remember what the promise of America once was. Tea partiers are not dumb, pal. They know damn well that the future of their grandchildren rests on how they push their congress.
1) 2011 was the opposition's job.
2) The urgency of this budget makes it impossible to negotiate without the 'impending doom' of the shutdown.
3) More time will be available for educating the populace and countering the lies from the Professional Left.
maybe not Boehner, but you sure are displaying the group think of DC.
Delaying the inevitable...
Maybe its time to flush the entire cadre of knuckleheads this next election...
Might be too late by then...
boehner needs spinal viagra.
I think they are the modern day Whigs. They are simply trying to save the failed system rather than eliminate the root cause of the problem. Sorry but that will not cut it. I am going back to being a happy Libertarian. Republicans are always going to flop.
Folks if you aren’t on Facebook, sign up if for no other reason than to “talk” to your officials. Boehner is showing himself to be a spineless man who must have forgotten about the november election.
People who know me but respect my opinion could not understand why I was not optimistic when the Republicans took the House last November.
I tried hard not to be pessimistic.
I want the pink-tie crybaby GONE. Replace him. He is not only worthless, he is AIDING THE ENEMY.
As a matter of fact, I haven’t seen Bachmann cry at all.
So much for winning the House in November.
If we had conservative leaders who know how to play a dirty little game called Politics, it would be an excellent idea.
Did you forget how the left essentially “shut down” a portion of the government out in the midwest recently? The government unions “shut down” the government whenever they need to promote their cause and make a gain. And it works well...because they know how to use it politically.
What does shutting down the government mean? Have you swallowed the propaganda BS that it means shutting everything down, grinding all government services to a halt?
Well that would be incorrect. What they want to do is keep the essential services up-and-running but shut down the non-essential services.
That is EXACTLY what we need to do.
If you don’t pay your electric bill, the utility company SHUTS DOWN YOUR ELECTRICITY.
Well the leftist who ran this country into the ground for the past 5 years HAVE NOT BEEN PAYING THEIR BILLS.
We need an orchestrated campaign to communicate to the people where we are fiscally, how we got here, why we need to shut SOME portions of our government down, AND WE NEED TO PLAY POLITICS IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE LEFT LOSES.
These G-D Republicans keep caving to these effing tyrants and giving ground every day.
AND I’M SICK OF OUR SIDE RUNNING AND HIDING. WE NEED TO SHOVE IT DOWN THEIR THROATS.
So did our Founding Fathers.
There is good restructuring and there is bad restructuring.
We’ve been suffering the demise of America and American ideals since the 19-teens thanks to Statism.
IT IS TIME TO TEAR STATISM DOWN.
There is no longer any “we win” scenario. Everything is too far gone to recover. We have a 14+ trillion dollar debt which will hit its cap next month apparently. Everyone will of course vote to raise the debt ceiling again to avoid a crisis. Gas prices are starting to get out of hand, I know for me personally its hitting me hard. We have countries looking to unload our debt and dumping dollars as their currency reserve. Once all countries dump us as the reserve then it really will get bad. The only thing thats keeping us afloat is our ability to print money. If we lose our currency as the world reserve then we have to start buying other nations currencies to do business. Then no amount of printing will help us. We have an illegal private bank cartel, The Fed, that gives out money to foreign banks while spitting in our faces.
We have an administration that exploits an oil spill crisis to shut down a good portion of our oil drilling capacity all in the name of safety, while at the same time giving billions to Brazil to help them in their drilling industry. Then to rub the proverbial S*** in our faces this admin says we are going to buy the very oil from the very people we just gave billions to.
Now with our aligning with the Muslim nations of the world we are showing our true evil colors and are on in an inevitable showdown with Israel. God will not stand for any of this for long, we have squandered what our forefathers bled for. They should look at us all in shame as the ulitmate lust and greed for individual power at any cost has run roughshod over everything and left our once great nation in shambles.
Every empire/nation through out history has always eaten itself alive from within and then fallen. Why do we think that America would be any different?? I am not one of those doom criers standing at the corner, but in all seriousness what can anyone do at this point in time to stop this spiral to oblivion?
fully agree! the Dem’s look ridiculous right now, especially as Ryan’s longer term plan is introduced.. let them stew another week!
That's kind of like saying "We're serious about trying to prevent plugging this hole in the boat. We're also serious about preventing the boat from sinking."
I got one of those surveys last Presidential election cycle. I wrote in capital letters in black sharpie - I WILL DONATE WHEN YOU GIVE CANDIDATES I CAN VOTE FOR. NO RINOS!!!! and sent it back. Have not received one since.
Agree. The cr’s are producing real spending cuts, even through they are smaller than what we would like to see overall.
What the medai keeps failing to report...and the Republicans don’t seem to scream for the rooftops enough is that the Democrats were absolutely derelict in their duty and failed to even pass a budget last year. Too busy jamming Obiecare down our throats to do their job.
the last time a republican congress shut down the govt was followed by a second term of slick william...
Paid vacation my ass. We’ve been told by upper management we will be sent home without pay, and that we will NOT be paid retro-actively for time missed. If you’re going to go after an easy target, and least load your ammo right.
for one it would save adding 900 billion to the national debt. This would curb inflation and protect the dollar. Two a six month shutdown would create jobs...the government not destroying the economy would allow the economy to breathe...three it would teach the people that we do not need government at these levels...
I sometimes wonder what some Freepers are thinking.
Because the man doesn’t want to shut down the government he is a wuss?
The last time we let the government shut down, we got Clinton again.
No way in heck should we try that again. They still are demanding steep cuts.