Skip to comments.Boehner Plan Faces Rebellion
Posted on 07/26/2011 11:23:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 07/26/2011 5:05:12 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The leader of a large group of House conservatives said Tuesday he was "confident" there weren't enough GOP lawmakers to pass a plan by Republican House Speaker John Boehner to increase the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), who said the Boehner plan didn't cut spending enough, heads a group that includes 178 of the 240 Republican House lawmakers.
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How about cutting ONE trillion by the end of the year?
Boehner may fail in his current endeavor with a newer bill, but the GOP passed something that would work. The Democrats are the ones blocking CCB.
The media seems to be focusing on the "GOP block" which is currently causing trouble for Boehner -- the media is doing this so as to paint the GOP as unreasonable trouble-makers who won't allow a solution to pass.
We are not the problem.
Plays right into the Democrats hands. “The Republicans were willing to work on a compromise but the fringe tea party kooks and their representatives shut down the government and threw grandma in the street.”
I am tired of the GOP thinking that we do not need to make big budget cuts now.
We are borrowing $.42 of every dollar we spend.
An across-the-board, 15% cut of every federal agency and grant would be far more legitimate than Boehner’s proposal.
If we don’t start cutting now then all of these promises of cuts later ring utterly hollow.
How in the world can they only find $6B in cuts? That’s pretty much a rounding error.
These people aren’t serious, it’s all politics and that’s why there will be a downgrade.
That would be a reasonable dent in it anyway.
Most of what is going on anyway is a fight between those who produce and those who take.
The beltway politicians aren't seeing the money, they are seeing their self promoting politics at stake and the "takers" are petrified at the prospect of losing their power base because of this sensible bill to stop the spending.
An era is close to coming to an end!
RE: The House passed Cut, Cap and Balance. That bill is still before the Senate. The Senate has not modified it, nor have they voted on it.
The Senate BLOCKED Cap, Cut and Balance last week on a party line vote. All Republicans voted for it, and all Democrats voted against it.
Pan Yan What are you a troll? The Tea Party is not fringe, its main steam and patriotic. When did standing up for the US Constitution become fringe? This is a sick ignorant comment.
The reason for the quotes around the comment is because that is what the democrats will say. Sorry to confuse you.
Pan Yan was saying what the Vhris Matthewses and Wassermans will say ..
I think one (or more) of the ratings agencies said that unless there is a spending cut of $4 trillion, it’s downgrade time. Why even Boner is oblivious to this is beyond me.
The bigger problem is that it immediately increases the debt limit by $1 trillion, which even Boner said today that they'll blow through by April next year. WTF? It's totally out of control.
You are wrong.
The Senate voted last week.
Yes. Thank you for stating the truth succinctly.
Just what do the House Republicans think they can realistically get done?
They control half of Congress. It takes all of Congress, both houses, plus an Executive signature, to enact legislation.
Compromise, in this case, is NOT a dirty word. Take what we can, keep the pressure on, and take both houses next November. That’s all we can realistically hope for.
But realism doesn’t seem to be a word these people understand.
The pole position of Speaker of the House is in play...can y’all say Speaker Cantor...
We will get the balanced budget amendment in 2013, no presidential anything required. There will be a wipe out for Dem senators this election cycle ergo BBA passes the senate in 2013
The credit rating agencies are in the back pocket of Obama and the democrates.....thus their threats to put pressure on......we are watching the “socialists/Marxists” in operationa and that is what this is about.
Boehner was right to say all they want is more money....they want the dbit ceiling raised, whcih means they have more money to spend, though they deny this.
If a credit card company extends me additional credit that does not mean I have more money.....but to the Government it always means just that...and that they can spend more for raising it...and they do!