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Boehner Calls Rush Limbaugh, Gives Details of Negotiations With Reid, McConnell
Monday, July 25, 2011 | Kristinn

Posted on 07/25/2011 10:11:01 AM PDT by kristinn

Rush Limbaugh said Speaker of the House John Boehner phoned him this morning around 10:30 to brief him on the latest news about his negotiations with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

Limbaugh told about the conversation on his nationally syndicated radio program. Boehner said there is a two-tier plan in the works. Step one would cut $1.1 trillion in spending with a $1 trillion increase in the debt that would get the government to April 2012 with no tax increases.

The next tier would be recommended cuts by a joint House-Senate committee made by twelve members, six from each chamber with three each appointed by each leader, Boehner, Reid, McConnell and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Limbaugh said that McConnell is now on the same page as Boehner.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bamas4quagmire; belongsinchat; debt; debtceiling; debtdeal; debtlimit; default; johnboehner; rushlimbaugh; rushlive
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1 posted on 07/25/2011 10:11:06 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Limbaugh said that McConnell is now on the same page as Boehner.

Okaaaay. For some reason, I don't find that reassuring.

2 posted on 07/25/2011 10:12:47 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: kristinn
The debt ceiling will be raised immediately.

The spending will be cut . . . sometime.

3 posted on 07/25/2011 10:13:14 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: mewzilla

“Okaaaay. For some reason, I don’t find that reassuring.”

If these guys can bring about a resolution without input from Obama, it’s a win for a lot of reasons.


4 posted on 07/25/2011 10:14:00 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: kristinn

My disgust knows no bounds for this Super Congress idea.

But, the one saving grace is that Obama won’t sign it it if it ends before the election...and the Dems will be scared of it.


5 posted on 07/25/2011 10:14:03 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: kristinn

You might ask the moderator to correct your typo..in the title of the thread.


6 posted on 07/25/2011 10:14:07 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: kristinn

It’s a trap.


7 posted on 07/25/2011 10:14:42 AM PDT by oldbrowser (They're socialists don't call them liberals)
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To: kristinn

And if the six Democrats don’t agree with the six Republicans and the President veto’s anything they come up with? These people are fools.


8 posted on 07/25/2011 10:14:55 AM PDT by RC2
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To: kristinn

The $1.1 trillion in “cuts” (actually reduced increases in spending, given DC-speak) will be over the next 5-10 years. The Debt Increase would be for RIGHT NOW.

That just doesn’t work for me.


9 posted on 07/25/2011 10:14:55 AM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: YHAOS

Boehner presents his plan at 2PM
Reid presents his at 2:30PM

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/07/debt-debate-what-are-the-odds-congress-can-raise-debt-ceiling-by-aug-2.html


10 posted on 07/25/2011 10:15:01 AM PDT by lancium
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To: kristinn

IOW, the morbidly obese lady can stay faithful to her daily 10,000 calorie diet.


11 posted on 07/25/2011 10:15:16 AM PDT by lurk
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To: brownsfan

Every freaking poll out there shows the vast majority of the public wants the debt under control...now. We’ve got the ability to hold Congressional Dems feet to the fire and make a good deal without President Fool Sucka.


12 posted on 07/25/2011 10:16:25 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: kristinn
The next tier would be recommended cuts by a joint House-Senate committee made by twelve members, six from each chamber with three each appointed by each leader, Boehner (Quasi-RINO), Reid (Marxist), McConnell (RINO) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Marxizt).

This is a great idea! What could possible go wrong??? /sarc

13 posted on 07/25/2011 10:16:44 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: All
Conn Carroll at the Washington Examiner frets the Boehner plan may lead to adoption of Simpson-Bowles $1 trillion tax increases.

Boehner has held the line on rate increases, but has already agreed to $800 in "new revenue."

Fox News radio reports at 1 p.m. EDT that Boehner is working on a $900 billion increase with $1 trillion in cuts.

14 posted on 07/25/2011 10:17:45 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn
Just heard it on Rush and he is also correct, who cares about the Asian market. Heck, the DOW is down a small amount (under 40 points) so I would stick with CCB and leave it as that. We are not going to have a “free falling” market and I just heard an announcement that SS Checks will go out. Looks like Obama lost the battle again.

We can not “kick the can down the road” anymore. No more commissions. Cut the budget now, period.

15 posted on 07/25/2011 10:18:05 AM PDT by bobsunshine
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To: oldbrowser
The house presently has control of the purse strings with the republicans in control of the house. Now they are setting up a 12 member committee with a maximum of three tea party members voting. One of the republican senators will cave and the democrats will get whatever they want.

This is how they are going to marginalize the tea party.

16 posted on 07/25/2011 10:18:24 AM PDT by oldbrowser (They're socialists don't call them liberals)
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To: kristinn

According to Rush, other things Boehner told him were:

The spending cuts would not be accounting gimmicks, but actual cuts. There would be no cut in military spending.

The deal would include an agreement to bring the balanced budget amendment to a vote.

Boehner would not disclose who he would put on the committee, or when the cuts would take place.

I didn’t get the impression at all that Rush was exactly happy with this deal, but he was pretty close to the vest with his own opinion of it.


17 posted on 07/25/2011 10:19:06 AM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: shield

?


18 posted on 07/25/2011 10:19:32 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn

Absolutely worthless. Just kicks the problem down the road.


19 posted on 07/25/2011 10:19:48 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: YHAOS
Let er drop. We will pick up the pieces( if SOMETHING really happens)and begin to rebuild our country's financial stability.( I have a feeling that this scare tactic is similar to the Y-2K and Obammma’s stimulus scare).
Republicans better stand strong, this is the time America has to show its’ backbone.
20 posted on 07/25/2011 10:20:12 AM PDT by shadeaud (" If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: Little Ray; All

” The $1.1 trillion in “cuts” (actually reduced increases in spending, given DC-speak) will be over the next 5-10 years. The Debt Increase would be for RIGHT NOW.”

That proposal out to get you 3-5 years at Levenworth!!


21 posted on 07/25/2011 10:20:36 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: lonevoice

Thanks for the added details.


22 posted on 07/25/2011 10:20:58 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn

The moderator corrected it...without asking...it was RSUH...


23 posted on 07/25/2011 10:21:04 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: RummyChick

It sounds like another bi-partisan POS attempt but I’ll hold my tongue until we get to see it. I think Soetoro will sign anything they put in front of him at this point or he will end up with the public finger pointing at him. His worst nightmare.


24 posted on 07/25/2011 10:21:38 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: oldbrowser

“It’s a cookbook!”


25 posted on 07/25/2011 10:23:14 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: kristinn

With revenue bills originating in the house in letter, Boehner must lead the cause in spirit as well. He sent the Ryan bill, Reed shrugged it off. He sent the CCB to the Senate, and Reed shrugged it off. Boehner, Lead! damn you.


26 posted on 07/25/2011 10:23:52 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: RummyChick
It's not a "Super Congress" as the HuffPost puts it.

It's a committee.

The Congress still has to vote the results in an up or down vote. And HuffPost doesn't like that because the House will vote the right way.

27 posted on 07/25/2011 10:23:52 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: lancium
"Boehner presents his plan at 2PM
Reid presents his at 2:30PM
"

Let us hope that the result is NO DEAL!

28 posted on 07/25/2011 10:24:08 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: lonevoice

At least, it only goes to April 2012. That’s the good news.


29 posted on 07/25/2011 10:24:17 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: kristinn
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, but sinks like a rock when it's suppose to swim - it's a CHICKEN!
30 posted on 07/25/2011 10:25:39 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: mewzilla

What power does this “committee of 12” have over our elected leaders?

It’s just more bs. Six will fight for deeper unconstitutional socialism and six will fight for slower unconstitutional socialism. And they hope to impose the decisions made by this “bi-partisan” socialist committee on the Tea Party representatives.


31 posted on 07/25/2011 10:26:08 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: brownsfan
If these guys can bring about a resolution without input from Obama, it’s a win for a lot of reasons.

Two words: Pyrrhic victory.

32 posted on 07/25/2011 10:26:49 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: kristinn

You’re welcome.


33 posted on 07/25/2011 10:27:19 AM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: RC2
And if the six Democrats don’t agree with the six Republicans and the President veto’s anything they come up with?

The President doesn't veto what they come up with. He would have to veto a bill which was put through Congress on the results of the committee's work.

And if the President does veto anything, he has to deal with the debt ceiling expiring again. I like it. Bambi doesn't want the headache of dealing with the debt limit again...this plan gives him the headache.

34 posted on 07/25/2011 10:27:19 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: kristinn

A glaring absence of detail, aside from a boost in the debt ceiling.

Sounds like a load of cr@p to me.


35 posted on 07/25/2011 10:27:59 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: kristinn

Drudge is reporting that Boehner wants $1 trillion in cuts. Is that $1 trillion in cuts for the current fiscal year?


36 posted on 07/25/2011 10:28:01 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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37 posted on 07/25/2011 10:28:23 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: kristinn

Defunding the EPA right now would save money and get a nasty regulatory agency off the backs of American businessmen...


38 posted on 07/25/2011 10:28:59 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: brownsfan
If these guys can bring about a resolution without input from Obama, it’s a win for a lot of reasons.

I agree. Anything that marginalizes 0bama is an improvement. He's proven to be of no value added to the process, so he may as well STFU until the Congress hands him an offer he can't refuse. 0bama is tanking in the polls and that reality is starting bite where it should.

Even the WaPo admits the GOP is winning this battle. Now the question is whether that will continue.

Thank God for the TEA Party presence in the House. They are pushing Boehner to lead forcefully.. something to which he's not accustomed. Hopefully the taste of a hard-earned, but CLEAR win against 0bama will give Boehner and the GOP the spinal steel to move forward on other matters once this is resolved.

39 posted on 07/25/2011 10:29:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: brownsfan
I agree 100%. I've been more optimistic than many freepers for the past couple of weeks. I think Boehnner, Cantor, and McConnell are in closer touch behind the scenes than they let on. Obama is freaking out. Good news ahead.
40 posted on 07/25/2011 10:29:08 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: kristinn

So the House tea partiers have thrown in the towel?


41 posted on 07/25/2011 10:29:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: shield

Thanks. I caught a fat-fingered typo in the headline on Limbaugh before I posted but I missed that one.


42 posted on 07/25/2011 10:29:44 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Little Ray
The $1.1 trillion in “cuts” (actually reduced increases in spending, given DC-speak) will be over the next 5-10 years. The Debt Increase would be for RIGHT NOW.

In other words, they're just "pretending" to cut, so everyone feels warm and fuzzy all over - until we end up in the same place again next year.

43 posted on 07/25/2011 10:30:01 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Enterprise

Awesome Twilight Zone reference


45 posted on 07/25/2011 10:30:46 AM PDT by MillardFillmore
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To: YHAOS

Well 1.1T is nothing to sneeze at, but, sadly, nowhere near enough.

The question is WHAT is being cut, WHEN, and is it REAL or “reduction in rate of increase” bullsh*t.


46 posted on 07/25/2011 10:31:15 AM PDT by RockinRight (If we're "teabaggers" then they're "d-baggers.")
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To: shadeaud
"I have a feeling that this scare tactic is similar to the Y-2K and Obammma’s stimulus scare"

I'm not scared. Default is a bluff. If America's credit rating falls, it will be due to continued deficit spending, not default.

47 posted on 07/25/2011 10:31:21 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: oldbrowser
Now they are setting up a 12 member committee with a maximum of three tea party members voting

No, ALL the tea party members in the House will end up voting on this.

48 posted on 07/25/2011 10:31:40 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Free Vulcan
This kind of crap scares me because the devil is in the details. The Donks don't quit this easily.
49 posted on 07/25/2011 10:32:31 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: RummyChick

Not sure what this “Super Congress” is...to me, it just sounds like another fancy BS committee where they talk about sh*t all day with no real results.


50 posted on 07/25/2011 10:32:42 AM PDT by RockinRight (If we're "teabaggers" then they're "d-baggers.")
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