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Is Boehner a Braveheart?
Patriot Post ^ | May 13,2011 | Editor

Posted on 05/14/2011 3:25:20 PM PDT by yoe

"It's true that allowing America to default would be irresponsible," House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told the New York Economic Club this week. "But it would be more irresponsible to raise the debt ceiling without simultaneously taking dramatic steps to reduce spending and reform the budget process." Could it be that Boehner has drawn a line in the sand over increasing the debt limit and that Republicans will rally to the cause? Yeah, it'd be nice, but we're not betting on it.

The speaker certainly appeared to be serious. "To increase the debt limit without simultaneously addressing the drivers of our debt ... would be monumentally arrogant and massively irresponsible," he warned. "It would send a signal to investors and entrepreneurs everywhere that America still is not serious about dealing with our spending addiction. It would erode confidence in our economy and reduce certainty for small businesses, and this would destroy even more American jobs."

He became more specific when he said, "Without significant spending cuts and reforms to reduce our debt, there will be no debt limit increase, and the cuts should be greater than the accompanying increase in debt authority the president is given. We should be talking about cuts of trillions, not just billions." To cut that much, reforming Medicare, Medicaid and even Social Security would be unavoidable. The last debt ceiling increase was $1.9 trillion, and the administration is asking for another $2 trillion increase to the current $14.294 trillion limit. The administration, of course, wants no conditions attached.

Some Republicans are proposing smaller, incremental increases if the administration or the Senate blocks such dramatic cuts (recall the bitter histrionics over that paltry $38 billion in budget "cuts" last month -- cuts that ultimately ended up being closer to $352 million). Numerous votes on the debt ceiling would probably cause heartburn for many Tea Party congressmen and in reality, such a plan won't work with the weak-kneed general Republican caucus. On the other hand, keeping the issue in front of voters should hurt Democrats even more. If Barack Obama chooses to stake his 2012 campaign on continuing the spending binge, he's welcome to it.

Obama will continue to push for tax increases -- or as he euphemistically put it, "spending reductions in the tax code." However, Boehner is having none of it: "If we're serious about balancing the budget and getting our economy back to creating jobs," he said, "tax hikes should be off the table." Should? As we've said before, our nation has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.

At present, there are outstanding plans on the table to fix the budget, including the (RSC Budget for FY 2012) and Heritage Foundation's comprehensive plan to (Saving the American Dream:)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News
KEYWORDS: yellow; yellowmakeshimsad
Support Speaker Boehner - encourage the GOP to do the right thing.....MO MORE SPENDING!!

Phone: (202) 225-0600
Fax: (202) 225-5117

1 posted on 05/14/2011 3:25:22 PM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

I am behind Boehner 100% on this. No man or woman is stronger than the people behind him. We must support this position.


2 posted on 05/14/2011 3:38:27 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: yoe
The speaker certainly appeared to be serious.

Republicans always talk like this just before they cave. Its taught in the Intro to GOP 101 course.... When you are about to cave on a major issue, get in front of the TV cameras and loudly proclaim that this issue is not negotiable. Then tomorrow quietly give in to all the demands of the Democratic party.

3 posted on 05/14/2011 3:38:33 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: yoe
As a Braveheart kiltman I would say no.

But then again I wear a kilt whenever I can...

Homepage HERE Bravehearts

4 posted on 05/14/2011 3:38:33 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Raycpa

Intro to GOP 101

GOP - Give it Over Peacefully


5 posted on 05/14/2011 3:43:19 PM PDT by jessduntno (Liberalism is socialism in a party dress. And just as masculine.)
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To: yoe

Boehner has been in congress for a long, long time. Let’s look at his record. Has he EVER stood up strongly under pressure?

If so, I must have missed it.


6 posted on 05/14/2011 3:44:29 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: yoe

Obama: “spending reductions in the tax code.”

Lying sack of newspeak trash. He truly thinks all the money belongs to government. FUBO


7 posted on 05/14/2011 3:46:07 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Cicero

Get back to ye in a few days. So far he has always folded like a wet towel.


8 posted on 05/14/2011 3:47:44 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: yoe

Earmark Horrors Mark Friday the 13th [Cut the Budget Already.]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2719555/posts

Guess who’s state this earmark turkey lies within? It is Ohio, the House Speaker’s state.

This is the alternate engine for the F-136 for the Joint Strike Fighter. The second engine line, opposed by both President Bush and President Obama, unwanted and unneeded by the Pentagon, rejected by both chambers of Congress, cost $3 billion in taxpayer funds was assumed dead as of last month.

Speaker Boehner obviously brings the dead back to life!

Listen Mr. Speaker - if you talk the talk, then walk the walk.

Knock off the spending!!


9 posted on 05/14/2011 3:48:19 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: yoe
I read some items from the Left such as CBS where they are seriously afraid Boehner is not bluffing.
10 posted on 05/14/2011 3:48:50 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama can't see something pure like the truth without wanting to abort it.)
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To: yoe

Braveheart talked the talk and walked the walk. It remains to be seen if Boehner gets beyond the painted face.


11 posted on 05/14/2011 3:51:17 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I don’t know if they really believe that Boehner isn’t bluffing, or if they say that just to put more pressure on him.

“Boehner plans to shut down the government!” They want to scare as many people as possible.


12 posted on 05/14/2011 3:58:33 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Raycpa

I’m not saying Boehner is an alcoholic, but he certainly behaves like one. Alcoholics talk very big about the things they are ***going*** to do. They never actually deliver, but their talk makes people think they will...up to a point. Eventually people catch on to the pattern, however. If Boehner follows through this time, then I am wrong. If he holds to the pattern he’s established so far, then I would start to worry about his health, mental and physical.


13 posted on 05/14/2011 4:08:49 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: yoe
FISHBAIT
14 posted on 05/14/2011 4:12:00 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Cicero

He needs to stop crying in public. Showed him on the news at a graduation giving a speech, crying.


15 posted on 05/14/2011 4:22:24 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Perdogg

“I am behind Boehner 100% on this. No man or woman is stronger than the people behind him. We must support this position.”

You’re right, of course. We need to stand behind boehner, guard his flanks and send him a million e-mails telling him to stand tough. The man needs a whole lot of encouragement, not sniping from us. Seriously, how would you like it if you’re going into battle and your troops are calling you names and jeering you? Yeh, I know, he’s not what we’d like, but he’s what we got. Support the man this week.

We need to attack the pigs in the Marxist media and tell them we know where they live. Time to make these hacks very afraid.


16 posted on 05/14/2011 4:32:28 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: Fantasywriter

He has the “look”.


17 posted on 05/14/2011 4:35:14 PM PDT by riri
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To: yoe

Is Boehner a Braveheart?

Um, what?


18 posted on 05/14/2011 4:39:07 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: riri

He’s got the weepyness, too. That one interview was just horrible, when his face contorted all up in such a painful way. What brought it on was talking about children, in the context of which he said he can’t even go near a school any more because it upset him too much. That sounds like depression to me—the very act of going near a school wouldn’t overly upset an emotionally well person, but it could trigger a reaction in someone who’s already depressed. Since alcohol and depression go hand in hand, a credible case could be made. [Plus, he’s notorious for knocking off House work early, and around DC it’s known as a lack of ‘work ethic’. It could be something entirely different, though.]


19 posted on 05/14/2011 4:46:00 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: yoe; All
Boehner: "But it would be more irresponsible to raise the debt ceiling without simultaneously taking dramatic steps to reduce spending and reform the budget process."

Why would anyone support this proposal?

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If: you reduce spending...

Then: you do not have to increase the debt ceiling.

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Furthermore, these "dramatic steps to reduce spending" will never happen. Does anyone remember Ronald Reagan? He fell into this trap with the democrats. You cannot trust a democrat to keep his word. They are congenital LIARS who hate this country and are determined to destroy our Republic.

Remember this?


20 posted on 05/14/2011 4:46:32 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: yoe
RE :"Obama will continue to push for tax increases -- or as he euphemistically put it, "spending reductions in the tax code." "

See ?? Obama is for spending cuts too. Just in the tax code.

You got to give it to Democrats, since Clinton called taxes 'contributions' they know how to re-write the dictionary.

21 posted on 05/14/2011 6:36:18 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: yoe

Boehner is a typical Republican limp-wrist, more concerned with not offending the NY Times than in preserving the US and the liberty of the American citizens.


22 posted on 05/14/2011 6:50:14 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: yoe
Great things happen when we hit the debt ceiling!
First, it is an automatic balanced budget rule. Second, defaulting on the debt is a lie. We have about $160B coming in every month. We pay the interest on the debt first, then we make good on the so called social security bonds as required. Because we are not creating any more debt, it becomes more valuable in the global market place. Interest rates remain low, the dollar rises. We take an ax to the the liberal created federal agencies that are really a duplicate of the states or should be in the hands of the states. We protect the military, but cut out all the non-military spending that is hidden in the military budget. We eliminate all grants from the federal system, especially from the liberal money laundering machine. Inflation ebbs.

I am guessing that we have almost filled in the deep dark black hole created by the millions of totally fraudulent home loans, so if we don't turn off the money spigot pretty quickly, we are going to start producing the raging inflation that many predicted would be here by now.

23 posted on 05/14/2011 7:10:00 PM PDT by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: Oldpuppymax

All this “let’s get behind Boehner on the debt ceiling” crap makes me puke! He knows full well what the voters wanted when they provided his sorry tearful a$$ with a majority in the House. A strong individual knows what he has to do when presented with irrefutable facts. It doesn’t take additional “support” to get him to perform. Unfortunately the RATS have many people in the Congress who fit this description, the Pubbies have very few at best, and none of them are in the so called “leadership.” At this juncture, whether you write his office and call him an SOB for his ways, or you cajole him one more time to grow a pair and lead, doesn’t mean anything. I will kiss his A$$ in public and give him a half hour to draw a crowd if he doe not fold, but I feel my lips are safe.


24 posted on 05/14/2011 10:40:38 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: SatinDoll

last time there was an engine competition, the fed saved big bucks. There is an argument that we can’t afford to save that money, but staking the AF and Navy on a single engine line seems to me to be a bad bet.


25 posted on 05/15/2011 11:33:18 AM PDT by donmeaker ("To every simple question, there is a neat, simple answer, that is dead wrong." Mark Twain)
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To: yoe
Could it be that Boehner has drawn a line in the sand over increasing the debt limit and that Republicans will rally to the cause? Yeah, it'd be nice, but we're not betting on it.

Boehner had the perfect chance to force these people to stop spending and he blew it, frankly. He now has no weapon; his quiver is empty. His only similarity to Braveheart is the last scene where he is pulled apart by four horses - the Administration, the Senate, the Judiciary, and the Unions.

We are left with a man more enamored with his own posturing speaking voice than a real abiding love and commitment to this country. He is nothing but a RINO. I am truly ashamed that the Republicans in Congress voted for him to be Speaker, I thought they are better than this.

26 posted on 05/15/2011 11:39:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
John Boehner is the WRONG man, in the WRONG position of leadership, at the WRONG time, in the WRONG place.

Is Boehner a Braveheart? Only if gutless, clueless, spineless, and brainless RINOs inspire people. Otherwise, that would be a “NO”.

27 posted on 05/15/2011 4:06:19 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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