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?
I wish we could do what terrorists do in a less murderous way: We start cutting the budget and anyone who doesn’t sign on to 20% cuts ACROSS THE BOARD gets cut out of the congress - go home you’re done!
We, pardon my vulgarity, need to douche or give Washington an enema.
What needs to be accomplished could only happen with things like term limits, repeal of the 17th Amendment, repeal of Gov. lifetime pensions...I'm sure you could add to the list.
Alas, those who pull the strings pull them for them selves, I don't know what it's going to take but something has to give.
We’re still waiting for the spending cuts we were supposed to get 16 months ago in exchange for raising the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion. I would not even consider raising it again until the Dems honor what they agreed to in Aug 2011. First, cut $150 billion in spending immediately for this fiscal year, then we’ll talk.
There’s lots of things they could cut, not even factoring in worthless federal alphabet agencies and `the disadvantaged.’
But Congress and the pResident are like spoiled sorority girls with Dad’s credit card: They won’t give it up without a fight.
They shouldn’t be the only ones targeted. But they can’t get them extended without the Dems, and there’s no way they’re going to get that. That’s what Romney got us.
So better to get those cuts they can than none at all. That’s pretty simple and straightforward.
What the GOP leadership is doing is offering to contribute to the raising of taxes because they don’t have power to cut them. That makes no sense.
Too bad Bohner has not figiured out there is no downside for Obama going over the cliff...
Someone needs send Boner on a long December vacation cruise around some obscure Greek isles so that he doesn’t negotiate something stupid over the holidays.
There is a downside for Obama going over the cliff. Welfare and unemployment benefits both take hits. Unemployment goes back to 26 weeks.
Almost 30 replies and no smart aleck comments about “vudeo?”
You’ve already been played Johnny...the very moment you started negotiating with Obama because he DOESN’T want a deal. He wants to go over the cliff Cloward-Piven style.
Let’s go after the Department of Education... suggest disbanding it completely and sending Education policy back to the States where it belongs.
Agreed. I get the impression that the Republicans are relieved that, so long as they are in the minority, they don't have to fix the mess!
Indeed, it is Washington vs the rest of us.
I don't want mine to go up but I would rather see the misery spread equally instead of the socialistic screw the rich crap O wants.
Republicans are apparently too dull-witted to replay that this is precisely why we have a representative government instead of a democracy.
Lie to me, Boner. It’s what you do best.
What makes think he cares about welfare cuts and unemployment?
He is not up for re-election...