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Boehner Commits to Ten-Year Balanced Budget
National Review Online ^ | January 22, 2013 | Robert Costa

Posted on 01/22/2013 4:43:45 PM PST by andyk

Speaker John Boehner told House Republicans this afternoon that the GOP’s upcoming budget will balance the federal books in a decade.

Due to the Democrats’ control of the White House and Senate, the possibility of that promise becoming law is remote. But the speaker’s vocal support for the idea reportedly drew cheers within the House Republican conference.

According to sources in the room, Boehner made the pledge at a closed-door meeting in the Capitol basement. The speaker said that Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the budget committee chairman, will lead the effort.

Boehner’s commitment is a signal to House conservatives that the speaker is listening to their demands. Behind the scenes, backbenchers have been pushing Boehner and Eric Cantor, the majority leader, to endorse a 10-year balanced budget.

On Wednesday, insiders say, most conservative lawmakers will begrudgingly back a three-month extension of the debt limit. But before Boehner could finalize the whip count, he needed to make this fiscal assurance in return.


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Dang, I got so excited when I saw "Boehner" and "commits" in the same sentence.

"We can do it in ten years"

"We can do it in nine years"

"We can do it in eight years"

"We can do it in seven years"

Anyone else get deja vu?

1 posted on 01/22/2013 4:43:50 PM PST by andyk
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To: andyk

Is it raining or is the feckless John Boehner peeing on my leg?

As noble a goal as this might be, unless Obama was serious when he stated he would be working more with Republicans in his second term (ROTFLMAO), a better use of Boehner’s efforts would be to actually come up with a strategy to stop Obama’s leftist agenda.

Considering Paul Ryan’s (publicly panned by liberals and media) budget plan wouldn’t balance the budget until after 2040 — and it failed to receive unanimous Republican support in the House and received NO Democratic support in the Senate — Boehner has declared himself even more insignificant if he is going to waste efforts pushing un-passable bills while passing Continuing (spending) Resolutions and increasing our federal credit limits.


2 posted on 01/22/2013 4:50:57 PM PST by Optimist
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To: andyk
Speaker John Boehner told House Republicans this afternoon that the GOP’s upcoming budget will balance the federal books in a decade.

This is beyond "kicking the can down the road". - Tom

3 posted on 01/22/2013 4:51:29 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: andyk

Conservatives have more votes this term so Boehner has to try harder to keep them happy.

But if he doesn’t get RESULTS that please them he’ll be failing them- and the Party too.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 4:51:40 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: andyk

Republicrat moron.


5 posted on 01/22/2013 4:52:41 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: andyk

Any bets on nothing happening for the first 5 years?After that it won’t matter.


6 posted on 01/22/2013 4:53:10 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: andyk

Any bets on nothing happening for the first 5 years?After that it won’t matter.


7 posted on 01/22/2013 4:53:35 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: andyk

Yeah, Bonehead. Nice try. Go back to your tanning bed.


8 posted on 01/22/2013 4:54:43 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: andyk
This 10-year plan charade is total fantasy land.

What are you going to do this year John?

9 posted on 01/22/2013 4:56:20 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: andyk
Ten years? Anything past FY2014 doesn't mean anything. Start by spending less in FY2013 than in FY2012 (not below a baseline budget increase) and less in FY2014 than in FY2013. Then you can talk about your FY2015 plans.
10 posted on 01/22/2013 4:56:37 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: andyk
-- Anyone else get deja vu? --

Yeah. And this is a bad case of it. Boehner is pretty much saying "We have this plan that can't pass - sure to excite the proles back home!"

Pretty funny when a politician admits his "promise" is bullshit.

11 posted on 01/22/2013 4:58:08 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: andyk

There is no 10 year balanced budget. It is a myth. It is a lie. it is either balanced this year or it will not be balanced. The acts of the present Congress cannot bind future Congresses, even if they consist of the same Congressmen.The only way to balance the budget is to reduce the debt limit. Now.


12 posted on 01/22/2013 4:58:38 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Paladin2

He DOES talk a good fight.


13 posted on 01/22/2013 4:59:32 PM PST by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: KarlInOhio
And since Bonehead is promising a balanced budget in ten years from trillion dollar+ deficits now, that means the annual drop has to be $100 billion per year. A plan for a $1 billion cut for nine years with a $991 billion dollar cut in FY2023 is insulting.
14 posted on 01/22/2013 4:59:56 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: andyk

I’ve had it with the Republicans. These guys are totally useless.


15 posted on 01/22/2013 5:00:01 PM PST by hometoroost
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To: andyk

Never gonna happen. All the while our national debt grows exponentially until we finally get cut off by our foreign creditors.


16 posted on 01/22/2013 5:00:52 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: andyk

More BS — no action. It’s BONER again. Shame on the fools that put him back in the Speaker position.


17 posted on 01/22/2013 5:05:00 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: andyk

Lol, ok whatever, little John.


18 posted on 01/22/2013 5:13:41 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: andyk

This could pass the house , but never get past the senate and the bummer,


19 posted on 01/22/2013 5:15:26 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: andyk
Oh, wow, this just makes me so happy. In only 10 years we are going to have a balanced budget.

Thanks, Republicans

20 posted on 01/22/2013 5:19:42 PM PST by Robwin
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To: andyk

Never happen.

Mr Boehner is an empty man.


21 posted on 01/22/2013 5:32:26 PM PST by lurk
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To: andyk
In ten years it won't matter.

In four years it won't matter.

We have pretty much already gone over, we just think we are ok because we haven't hit bottom yet.

Our entire political class is in absolute denial. This is what insanity looks like.

22 posted on 01/22/2013 5:40:21 PM PST by hopespringseternal
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To: andyk

If Boehner is an example of. GOP “Leader” then maybe we would be better off if 0bama does kill off the GOP! Someone please tell me again why he was reelected as speaker?


23 posted on 01/22/2013 6:02:38 PM PST by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: andyk

why don’t i believe him? seriously, why would anyone believe this bullsh1t?


24 posted on 01/22/2013 6:03:41 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: andyk

Maybe they should just go for a 5 year plan. It worked so well in the Soviet Union./s


25 posted on 01/22/2013 6:05:39 PM PST by teacherwoes ("I saw under the sun in the place of judgment wickedness, and in the place of justice iniquity.")
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To: teacherwoes

I Remember being told by other congresscritters back in the early 80s that the recently passed legislation would stop the flood of illegals from Mexico and SSI financial issues were solved.

So excuse me when I say, Bullshit!


26 posted on 01/22/2013 6:41:23 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: andyk

Our country doesn’t have ten more years!

We’ll be totally bankrupt in two!


27 posted on 01/22/2013 6:46:41 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: andyk

What an Idiot. They have been making these promises for years. They mean absolutely nothing. And anyone who thinks we have anything where near 10 years to stop this madness is an idiot too.

I will say it again. Boehner is a democrat. And a left wing one at that.


28 posted on 01/22/2013 6:59:36 PM PST by Revel
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To: andyk
Hope the FREEPER who use to jump in and take up for Weepy Boner will send this on to the Speakers email:

John Boohoo Boehner is a total waste of human flesh and can only be classified as an invertebrate. He is an empty suit looking for a hanger. The only people he is fooling by delaying his usual modus operandi, caving and lying about the cave, are the people in his district that evidently love having a Progressive posing as a Republican as their representative. He has absolutely no business being in politics because he has no convictions. He is not now nor has he ever been a conservative and he despises, hates, loathes and detests conservatives, especially the newly elected TEA party Representatives BECAUSE HE LOOKS AT THEM AND SEES WHAT HE CAN NEVER BE...A STATESMEN.

10 years will slip to 12 then 15 later to 20 and disappear. Hopefully he will do the honorable thing and retire, take his pension and leave the salvation or the Republic to men and not useless human debris.

29 posted on 01/22/2013 7:26:40 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Capt. Tom

They are all a bunch of jackasses. None of them will be around in ten years or maybe even two so what do they care.


30 posted on 01/22/2013 7:41:04 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

What’s with this “ten-year-plan” garbage from boner? Is this feckless one a commie?


31 posted on 01/22/2013 8:12:01 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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