Skip to comments.Boehner: Obamacare Must Be on Table During Budget Talks
Posted on 11/21/2012 2:48:14 PM PST by diamond6
President Barack Obama must show a willingness to cut back the healthcare reform law during budget negotiations, says House Speaker John Boehner. President Obama has won re-election, but his healthcare law is still driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers. As was the case before the election, Obamacare has to go, Boehner writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer. The presidents health care law adds a massive, expensive, unworkable government program at a time when our national debt already exceeds the size of our countrys entire economy. We cant afford it, and we cant afford to leave it intact. Editors Note: New 'Obamacare Survival Guide' Reveals Dangers Ahead for Your Healthcare Thats why Boehner already has made it clear that Obamacare must be part of the congressional-White House discussions on reducing government debt. Congress has a constitutional responsibility to conduct thorough oversight of the executive branch, and congressional oversight will play a critical role in repealing Obamacare going forward, he writes. With the Supreme Court mostly upholding Obamacare and the president winning re-election, that oversight and state actions are the only avenues left for repeal, Boehner says. House committees can go after various elements of Obamacare, he says. And state governments can do their part by resisting government-run insurance exchanges.
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Now you're talking!
Do I dare get my hopes up?
Why? He won.
That's all Bonehead needs to know.
Ain’t never ever ever ever gonna happen.
It's only bravado.
It may not be repealed, but we’ve got to get this POS watered down. It’s already having massive problems with funding thanks to GOP governors refusing to implement state exchanges. And businesses are laying off employees left and right.
My prediction if something is done with this monstrosity soon is we will have “10%” official unemployment by the summer, which in reality is much worse.
We can NEVER, NEVER, EVER give up the fight on this. Too much is at stake.
It’s a headfake. Will never happen.
We’ll get the whole set of higher taxes if Boehner attempts to push this.
Please don’t get your hopes up
Boehner will cave
I think this is good because Obama already raised the stakes by raising his demand for new taxes from $800 billion to $1.6 trillion.
I wish our side could play poker with a straight face. Instead they play tiddly winks, giggling and laughing and craying and showing their hand at every turn.
Boehner will cave.
Look for the lines he has used in the past:
"We are only 1/2 of 1/3. What do you expect me to do?"
"It was the best deal I could get."
Boehner is so full of s**t there is nothing left but rounds of laughter and derision following his public announcements.
Why does he even bother? He could just take his donors’ campaign contributions and do their bidding without all the BS window dressing, the means and the ends will be the same.
Boner should resign. He is a cry baby, wus and sorry excuse of a real man. If he is the next speaker of the house, I will never vote for a Republican. He has the backbone of a jellyfish. He is a complete waste of human flesh. Do not ask me what I really think of his sorry existence.
I’ll believe it when I see it and I won’t hold my breath.
**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**
Tough talk but Bonehead doesn’t mean it. If he meant it he would simply not fund ObamaCare.
WOW ! Boner wants ObamaCare on the table? Oh the bawling will get REALLY loud this time as Boner wrings his hands and folds.The further he has to go to fold the more he bawls.
I have no idea why the Repulicans in the Congress want to have Boner. He is a disaster.
what budget. every budget Odumbo submitted was rejected by the Senate. The Senate has not had a budget for over 3 years. Continuing Resolutions is where the issue is to be achieved. Take the so called CR back to 2000 or even back further.
Come on Boehner do you think the American are so stupid that we do not know how screwed up hings are in DC. Boehner when are you going to utilize the backbone God gave you. What about the cahones that you profess to have. Hopefully you are getting a shot of testerone on a regular basis so you stop the senseless weeping and crying.
I will wait and see what happens but I will not hold my breath. Recently Boehner staed that the Republicans must make some sort of compromise to prevent the fiscal cliff. Fiscal Cliff be damned cut , cut and make more cuts. Start in DC - no budget passed by the Senate - no paycheck. Cut the size of government. Eliminate waste. Eliminate needless vacations by Odumbo. Eliminate needless Golfing. Place a moratarorium on Golfing no golf until the issues in DC get discussed. (Taxpayers withold all tax payments, until DC gets its act together).
This has nothing to do with Obama, Boehner, or politics in general. U.S. employers have been giving very strong, unmistakeable signals that they simply can't operate with this kind of nonsense in place. THAT is what is ultimately going to bring Obamacare's demise.
The Marxist POTUS will have Boner tearing up in 10 minutes.
With Boehner, talk is cheap.
It sounds like Boehner isn’t so sure that he’s going to be Speaker again - otherwise he wouldn’t be doing this.
Oh terrific. Bonehead has set it up so that when he caves, he’ll cave SPECTACULARLY.
This is much better than the usual crap from Boehner. Now he puts ObamaCare on the table and then during negotiations it comes off the table and we pay more taxes. Before it looked like Boehner’s starting place was caving in and paying taxes only to compromise and end up paying even more taxes. so at this point I welcome any slight improvement in our miserable pathetic negotiating position. :-)
Talk about anti-logical.
I will never vote for a tall dark haired man.
I will never vote for a tall dark haired person.
I will never vote for a tall man.
I will never vote for an American.
I will never vote for a....
“It sounds like Boehner isnt so sure that hes going to be Speaker again - otherwise he wouldnt be doing this.”
Maybe my wife’s call to his office complaining about caving on Obamacare had something to do with that. Ha, ha. :-)
“Before it looked like Boehners starting place was caving in and paying taxes only to compromise and end up paying even more taxes. so at this point I welcome any slight improvement in our miserable pathetic negotiating position. :-)”
Exactly. You got it. When you negotiate, you have to start from a position of strength, not weakness. No reason to feel that Obama has any more of a mandate than the GOP does in the House.
I’m ready to get head over heels over the cliff, if it means we prevent ZERO from causing more harm.
Its our job to hold their feet to the fire. Let’s hold them to this.
Talk is cheap Boner. He’s still spineless and a cry baby. Bet on BOHICA.
Everyone should be complaining about Boehner to their Congressman. I’ve sent my letter already. I told him to look at some of the Young Guns and get some new blood in there.
Yes, If repeal of Obamacare isn’t in the deal, let the Fiscal deal that’s already signed go thru. Show how these Rats demagogued the Bush tax cuts and that they were only for the wealthy.
There for just a split second I thot I saw some hair growing-——but then I realized it must be my imagination. There’s already been too many lost opportunities to fertilize that bald spot.
Oh... Crybaby Boner is gonna get tough after declaring “Obamacare the Law of the Land!”
“Its our job to hold their feet to the fire. Lets hold them to this.”
Exactly. Let’s hold their ass in the fire, too.
“Everyone should be complaining about Boehner to their Congressman. Ive sent my letter already. I told him to look at some of the Young Guns and get some new blood in there.”
That’s right. And complain to Boehner, too. That’s what my wife did, and it might have helped give him a message.
If enough of us complain hard and long enough, they won’t be able to ignore it.
does someone hear a little dog barking in the distance ?....oh wait, .. thats Boehner speaking
Did Boner get a spine transplant, or is it just a temporary brace?
We’ll find out soon!
...and the EPA, HHS, FCC, etc. No guts.
Talk...nothing but talk. Just wear hip boots so you don’t get covered in the manure Boehner is putting out. He’s shown his colors and they aren’t conservative.
>> “ If he meant it he would simply not fund ObamaCare.” <<
Boehner has the power to defund anything he wishes; the speaker is the most powerful man in the world because he holds the purse.