Skip to comments.Boehner: If Obama Won't Cut Spending, Then No Deal (vudeo)
Posted on 12/13/2012 12:06:08 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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Let’s see how long you keep that up Boner.
I wonder what idiotic concessions the Rats may bargin with. A ceiling on Fed hiring in 20 years from now??
MSM already bludgeoning him with polling data showing there is not a single cut which gains a majority of public support.
Republicans are fools to think the Dems will cut spending in exchange for tax hikes. We tried this repeatedly in the 80s and 90s during the Reagan-Bush years. In each and every single instance this was done, the tax hikes sure as hell materialized but NEVER any spending cuts, not a penny. This is the reason why we have the Norquist tax pledge to begin with.
Simply cutting spending will only give the congress critters shelter for another year, it will not solve anything. The next budget cycle, they will just fill up the buckets again. The only hope to solve this is to eliminate bunches of worthless, nonproductive federal agencies.
Leaders lead and don't follow the herd or polls.... Not that we have any leaders in Washington D.C., but just a comment.
“MSM already bludgeoning him with polling data showing there is not a single cut which gains a majority of public support.”
Which is exactly the problem. The majority of people want to cut spending, but don’t want to cut anything specific. We are a nation of children.
I need to find out why the House cannot just pass an AMT patch and pass the Bush era cuts and send it over to the Senate?
At this point I’d take the continuation of the Bush cuts up to the $250K level that Obama is asking for—then only approve drastically cut budgets for the next two years.
That way the GOP gets all the cuts it can, doesn’t sign on to any hikes at all—and it still controls the country’s spending destiny.
No more negotiations with Obama, he’ll just kill them in anything they do together.
It does no good to say "make the tax cuts permanent".
That would require a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate -- which we don't have.
The absence of a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate is why the Bush tax cuts were temporary in the first place.
The House can vote to extend the Bush tax cuts for up to ten years, however.
This is a no win. The dems purposefully want all tax cuts to expire so obama can pass obama-cuts next year (one option if pubs cave sufficiently) or no cuts. Either way they get what they want. They want more not less spending.
B. Hussein Obama created the Fiscal Cliff as a bargaining chip to take away the Constitutional duty of the US House to control the purse strings of the US Federal Government.
By forcing Boehner to give up on future National Debt Ceiling Control, Benghazi-Coward B. Hussein Obama will have effectively bypassed the US House for the next 4 years.
There will be NO need to get US House approval on any Federal Spending, and Harry Reids Senate will continue to refuse to pass a Federal Spending Budget.
Commune Obamanation will thus continue its headlong race to the bottom of the National Debt Pit.
By caving-in to Obama, Boehner will become Obamas best friend forever. Well, at least for the next 4 years.
Then Obama will write his tell-all book on how EASY it was to dupe Boehner, and I wouldnt be at all surpised if Boehner starts sobbing again at that time.
BTW, Boehner must be really stupid.
I'm guessing you make less than 250k a year.
That would help immensely no doubt.
I was suggesting what should be done, not what could be accomplished.
But then, we are assuming anyone really wants to fix this mess.
HOw is it that they are the only ones that should be targeted?