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House speaker says Obama won't get 'blank check'
Associated Press ^ | July 25, 2011

Posted on 07/25/2011 6:55:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama wants a blank check from Congress to raise the debt ceiling, but that he's not going to get one.

Boehner says the solution to the debt crisis isn't complicated.

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1 posted on 07/25/2011 6:55:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cut spending AND cut taxes.

Starve the beast.


2 posted on 07/25/2011 6:59:51 PM PDT by seton89 (Aequinimitas per ignorantiam)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Judging by how spending has soared he last couple of years, yes, he does seem to have a blank check and Boehner wants to give him another trillion dollar line of credit


3 posted on 07/25/2011 6:59:51 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boehner knocked it out of the park tonight- smoked obama....now lets hope his actions parallel his words....


4 posted on 07/25/2011 7:00:12 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gotta say it’s the best speech I’ve heard him deliver.
didn’t even shed a tear


5 posted on 07/25/2011 7:00:40 PM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I thought Boehner did very well.

Obama lies and talks down to people. Boehner came across as a straight talker who is trying to get some kind of solution in place, but the Democrats keep blocking one.

6 posted on 07/25/2011 7:00:46 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Boehner says the solution to the debt crisis isn't complicated. He says if you spend more than you take in, you have to spend less."

Well, by golly that's what I've been trying to say. Cut, baby, cut!

7 posted on 07/25/2011 7:01:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He shouldn’t get a check at all.


8 posted on 07/25/2011 7:02:29 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I lulz’d when Morrison called the AnnointedIdiot “...with all due respect, a liar...” =.=


9 posted on 07/25/2011 7:02:29 PM PDT by cranked
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To: cranked

Err, Dick Morris....


10 posted on 07/25/2011 7:03:55 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds good. And even the AP summary sounds better than the AP summary of Obama’s speech.


11 posted on 07/25/2011 7:05:38 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: GeronL

Yea and undefined cuts to be worked out latter, unacceptable!


12 posted on 07/25/2011 7:06:05 PM PDT by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“America’s president needs to learn how to stop writing checks it can’t cash” - Margret Thatcher, of George Bush Sr.


13 posted on 07/25/2011 7:06:57 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t think Boehner had it in him but he was great tonight. Bet someone had to come change little boy Barry’s diapers!


14 posted on 07/25/2011 7:08:59 PM PDT by Lucky2 ( NObama - Done in One - Cain/Bachmann in 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t think Boehner had it in him but he was great tonight. Bet someone had to come change little boy Barry’s diapers!


15 posted on 07/25/2011 7:09:11 PM PDT by Lucky2 ( NObama - Done in One - Cain/Bachmann in 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

it was a good address on the Speaker’s part. I like what he said. But... I keep fearing a deal that has bogus cuts. A deal for the sake of a deal.

You’ve done well so far Mr. Speaker. Don’t go wobbly on us now. Hold fast and push CCB for a vote in the Senate. You ALMOST said that tonight. C’mon... let people know that solution sits in the Senate awaiting a vote. If Obama hits it with a veto then we’ll come up with something else. We have time.


16 posted on 07/25/2011 7:16:14 PM PDT by Principled
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To: Lucky2

Obama: BUT I WANNA BWANK CHECK I WANNA WANNA WANNA *SHRIEKKKKK*


17 posted on 07/25/2011 7:16:29 PM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: Jim Robinson
if you spend more than you take in, you have to spend less

Needs repeating.

If you want to take in more revenue, cut taxes, and get the h377 out of the way!

18 posted on 07/25/2011 7:16:56 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Listening to Bob Beckel on FOX, he is either drunk, had a stroke or he has bambi’s member in his mouth.


19 posted on 07/25/2011 7:16:56 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boehner’s proposal today is also a joke


20 posted on 07/25/2011 7:18:16 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mr. Boehner before you go and make any deal give us the specifics.


21 posted on 07/25/2011 7:19:53 PM PDT by doc
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To: ClearCase_guy

I hope we saw it correct as that damn class warfare is the liberal game. Obama ran that class warfare to the T and he played his I am hollier then thou crap again.


22 posted on 07/25/2011 7:21:44 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: All

yes.

boehner sounded good,

but mike lee on hannity

hit the nail on the head—

the scam is turning the business of the u.s. senate + house

over to a “bipartisan” committee.


23 posted on 07/25/2011 7:22:53 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: seton89
Starve the beast.

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Fix it, cut it, and shrink it.

No increase in the debt ceiling.

Obama football_3
Barry -- It's not my fault!

24 posted on 07/25/2011 7:25:31 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: aumrl

My thoughts as well...my only problem is...I wanna read the fine print........


25 posted on 07/25/2011 7:27:20 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The American people like and WANT CCB! Hold out until it passes!!


26 posted on 07/25/2011 7:27:32 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No debt limit increase!

We need a decrease.


27 posted on 07/25/2011 7:30:38 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: God luvs America

Boehner knocked it out of the park tonight- smoked obama....now lets hope his actions parallel his words....

ABSOLUTELY KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK...


28 posted on 07/25/2011 7:30:54 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: cranked

I lulz’d when Morrison called the AnnointedIdiot “...with all due respect, a liar...”


He IS A LIAR. Plain and simple.


29 posted on 07/25/2011 7:32:47 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about we cut up the credit card while we are at it.


30 posted on 07/25/2011 7:51:18 PM PDT by ScottinSacto (If anyone will beat Obama, let's not send just anyone. Cain/West 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Simply tell the Senate and Zero that the bill, CCB has been passed by the House and sent to the Senate. Adjourn the House until Aug 15.


31 posted on 07/25/2011 7:55:32 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

IF zero wants this off the table during the election cycle...then CCB is the only legislation that will do that. So zero needs to call Harry and tell Harry to pass the bill as is.


32 posted on 07/25/2011 7:59:22 PM 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: RetiredTexasVet
Just heard Jim Demint On The Record with Greta. He said Reid's plan and the speaker's plan are just political deals and not real solutions.

We will likely get a downgrade soon even if these plans would pass. The only long term solution is to stop spending more than you are taking in and balance the budget.

If the American people do not burn up the phones insisting on a BBA, open debate and vote in the Senate(not back room deals and commission deals), then within 2 years or so USA will be in default for real with no way out.

33 posted on 07/25/2011 8:05:19 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: ExTxMarine

“The American people like and WANT CCB! Hold out until it passes!!”

Jim Demint just said, it won’t happen unless the American people who are watching this issue burn up the phones to their reps and senators insisting on CCB or BBA.


34 posted on 07/25/2011 8:09:02 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Gosh, watching FReepers you’d hardly know that while Boehner says he won’t give Zero a blank check, he is giving him one with a dozen zeroes in it.


35 posted on 07/25/2011 8:11:42 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Tax and spend is bad enough. But tax and borrow and spend is doing us in.)
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To: BobP

Start with any and all of the vote buying, fabianist extortion laundries begun under LBJ’s War on Poverty.

Or, in the alternative, sunset the New Deal.


36 posted on 07/25/2011 8:13:05 PM PDT by seton89 (Starve the Beast)
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To: greeneyes
burn up the phones to their reps and senators insisting on CCB

I don't think I'll be making phone calls in support of a plan that raises the debt ceiling $2.4 TRILLION dollars, thank you very much.

37 posted on 07/25/2011 8:14:47 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Tax and spend is bad enough. But tax and borrow and spend is doing us in.)
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To: EternalVigilance

What’sa few zeroes between a Boner and a Bummer!


38 posted on 07/25/2011 8:33:13 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: editor-surveyor

I wouldn’t care, except for the fact they’re fixin’ to put numbers in front of the zeroes.


39 posted on 07/25/2011 8:42:15 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Tax and spend is bad enough. But tax and borrow and spend is doing us in.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Same here, haven’t made one phone call. Don’t see the point when both sides keep talking about giving BO at least a trillion dollars. Pffft


40 posted on 07/25/2011 8:48:46 PM PDT by sheana
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To: editor-surveyor

That’s what I am talking about. After the senate rejected the CCB plan, the House should have proposed a bill to lower the credit limit.


41 posted on 07/25/2011 8:51:39 PM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: sheana

Right. And the “Tea Party Plan” gives him $2.4 TRILLION. Sheesh...


42 posted on 07/25/2011 8:55:18 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Tax and spend is bad enough. But tax and borrow and spend is doing us in.)
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To: EternalVigilance

This political theatre is between those who want to spend a ton of money and those who want to spend a little less.
Whether we go over the cliff at 100mph or 80mph we are still going over the cliff.
Not a fight I will expend an ounce of energy on.


43 posted on 07/25/2011 9:10:18 PM PDT by sheana
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To: seton89
Cut spending AND cut taxes. Starve the beast.

I agree.


44 posted on 07/25/2011 9:22:39 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Is Fox the only job Bob Beckel has? He’s on all day it seems.


45 posted on 07/25/2011 9:26:42 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Then how about burning up the phones asking for a BBA, and immediate cuts in spending?


46 posted on 07/25/2011 9:40:27 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes

How about they drop plans to further enslave our posterity by spending trillions more they don’t have and simply balance the budget NOW?

They don’t need to amend the Constitution to do that. All they need to do is keep their solemn oath to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”


47 posted on 07/25/2011 9:45:57 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Tax and spend is bad enough. But tax and borrow and spend is doing us in.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Well spoken, so how about burning up the phones saying that?


48 posted on 07/25/2011 9:47:57 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes

I exercise every bit of the small influence I have on these matters every day.

And I also know the extent to which it falls on deaf ears in Washington.


49 posted on 07/25/2011 9:53:45 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Tax and spend is bad enough. But tax and borrow and spend is doing us in.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes, sure, a rerun of the 300 million Cr savings that turned into pixie dust, boner has proved he is no leader. By the time it goes through reconciliation everything the democrats want will be in it and a few billion in pork. K street will be working all night on the lard, a must pass bill, hot damn, pass the bacon no reading allowed.


50 posted on 07/25/2011 9:58:42 PM PDT by org.whodat (third party time.)
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