Skip to comments.Boehner Statement on Bipartisan Senate Agreement to Reopen Government, Avoid Default
Posted on 10/16/2013 12:35:14 PM PDT by kristinn
WASHINGTON, DC House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement regarding the bipartisan Senate agreement to reopen the federal government and avoid a national default:
The House has fought with everything it has to convince the president of the United States to engage in bipartisan negotiations aimed at addressing our country's debt and providing fairness for the American people under ObamaCare. That fight will continue. But blocking the bipartisan agreement reached today by the members of the Senate will not be a tactic for us. In addition to the risk of default, doing so would open the door for the Democratic majority in Washington to raise taxes again on the American people and undo the spending caps in the 2011 Budget Control Act without replacing them with better spending cuts. With our nation's economy still struggling under years of the president's policies, raising taxes is not a viable option. Our drive to stop the train wreck that is the president's health care law will continue. We will rely on aggressive oversight that highlights the law's massive flaws and smart, targeted strikes that split the legislative coalition the president has relied upon to force his health care law on the American people.
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Which we now know includes up to 25 members of the Republican Minority in the Senate and and an equal number in the House.
I called my local board of elections just now. I am going to un-register to vote. Let the Democrats have it all!
By the way, Bohner, why don’t you just ask Reid to send you the immigration bill so you can pass it today? This way you can avoid any more confrontations.
Also, you might want to ask obamma what else he wants and go ahead and schedule a vote. No use fighting him if you are going to cave anyway!
By the way, you are worthless as a leader.
So basically, it’s not going to be something you enjoy - this Obmacare. Don’t worry, we’re here for you.
Since he is talking about the risk of default, it seems like he has pretty much admitted that he plans on simply bringing the bill to the House floor for a majority vote, which means pretty much a near 100 % chance of it passing.
In any event, now that actual conservatives have gotten national attention, now is the time to pick up the pace in our fighting this, from grassroots to federal levels and everything in between, and put even more pressure one everyone int he next round of debt fights.
We could have at least had a bargaining chip last night, but the Republican party is too split to even agree amongst themselves.
Did you think he wouldn’t, with every single media outlet, every Twitter, every Late Night Comedian, and the Daily Show saying the world would end, and the sun wouldn’t rise, if he didn’t?
Worthless. Absolutely worthless.
I hate the republican leadership.
Unfortunately, it’s the best that could be expected given the current makeup of Congress. But they held on for 16 days before they caved. And the Rats showed themselves vindictive by Barrycading open air monuments, preventing priests from saying mass for the Armed Forces, etc. Though not widely reported on the MSM, the social media reported enough to get any reasonably informed person information on what was happening. Of course the low-information voter still had no idea if he/she just listened to the afternoon soaps and gossip interview shows.
More like infiltrated than split. One part is the de-facto Democratic Party.
What a p*ssy.
"Good Luck to the rest of you who will have to continue to slave away to pay for it".
No-one could have predicted this. No one:
Boehner's Shutdown End-game play (you won't like it) | 10/15/2013 |
Except Newt did the exact same thing in 1996...shhhhh its a secret
However, even though you are watching us surrender unconditionally and suffer complete, utter, and total defeat, you should trust that we will find some way to fight targeted areas of Obamacare some time in the future.
IOW, having a GOP majority in the House means nothing. The Democrats still get everything they want with the GOP in charge of the House.
Fascists among us....
I say let’s do this again in 2-3 months. This will never end. We are broke. The one good thing Obama and the dims have done is to push all of this to the breaking point.
Did he mention how Obama convinced him by that EBT card debacle on Saturday?
He who pays calls the tune. The House controls the money. The Repubs control the House.
The surrender monkeys put on a little show to shore up their standing with Conservatives. Anyone that falls for it is an effn idiot.
I told her that if Labrador votes with a minority of Repubs and majority of Dems to pass this bill, we in Idaho will know that he is not a conservative.
There is still time for the republican caucus to convene and remove him as Speaker and for a new Speaker to table the vote.
HOEVEN JUST NOW on Fox Biz:
“We didn’t get what we want, but we will get a process to negotiate in the future.”
YOU CANNOT NEGOTIATE WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOTHING TO GAIN BY DOING SO.
The health and welfare of the American People is of NO CONCERN to the Radical Academic Socialists now in charge. Until the Beltway Bubble People realize this, we are just screwed.
And as I said yesterday, no one challenges Bohner as Speaker.
Just hit replay.
He tells us that the house has fought with everything it has and the fight will continue and I’m supposed to believe him? Sounds more like he cried, “uncle”.
Replace him with someone with a spine. Today.
Since blocking is the only tactic Boehner has, I guess he just unconditionally surrendered.
Crock of shite.
House majority had every constitutional reason, every moral reason and every punitive reason to lock-in this shutdown.
But no, chicken shiz as they are, can’t sweat a 1 month bad news cycle.
I’m with ya. Never ever voting GOP again. I’ll be throwing away my vote on real conservatives.
He did. And I am thinking about going back to several threads and looking at the folks that vilified me (and others) when Boner first wavered. I predicted this end based on history and experience. I said then, here is where the surrender begins.
I was excoriated for 1) Not knowing all the facts 2) Predicting doom and gloom 3) Not understanding how it works 4) Delay is not caving... 5) The Senate is powerless 6) We're really waiting for the debt ceiling argument anyway.......
I might be sending out some private e-mails with some poster quotes attached to some of my FRiends reminding them of what they said. Still thinking about it......
The real challenge (as an investor) is trying to predict when this is gonna blow up. It’s gone far longer than I expected, mostly because so many other large countries are printing money too, and everybody is pretending it’s OK.
Obama will push to make illegal invaders from Mexico U.S. Citizens. Guess what? Because it's MANDATORY, they'll sign up for Obamacare AND ALSO BE LURED INTO REGISTERING AS 'DEMOCRATS' WHILE THEY'RE THERE. MILLIONS OF THEM!<.b>
Goodbye, America. I had the honor and privilege of knowing you when you existed but you are now gone and done. Only in America could voter registration and health care be linked together and NO ONE QUESTIONS IT. Good bye, America.
Lift your head up ButterCup.
We have won a great victory for the cause. ;) All of the RINO wing of the Republican Party has removed their masks and shown themselves to be the ENEMY in our Fox Hole.
Now take the fight to the Rat bastards!
No, there is not any more time. The Democrats will assure that he remains as speaker, since he effectively is one of them. They will vote for him as speaker.
He left off “We surrender”. Sure that’s just an oversight.
When the end does come, I plan to go down all guns blazing.
Yes, I agree. The ‘little putz’ is not a leader in any sense of the word. Retreat comes to mind and should be the rallying cry of the GOP.
And your GOPe caves. Wow, who would of thunk it?
There is one party in this nation, the Democratic Party and it has two factions ... Democrat and DemLite.
We are now in a formal Constitutional Crisis. The House leadership has allowed the Executive Branch to preempt its “power of the purse.” See the clips by Mark Levin and Bob McClintock that have been on various threads to see why I make this comment. And this House leadership allowed that to happen.
Sad day for this country...
I guess standing up for the people is a Fool's errand.
Boehner could stop this in the same way Reid has stopped all the votes in the Senate. He doesn't have to put it to a vote.
I'm tired of this dog and pony show. If Boehner would have held to the Hastert rule, we wouldn't have a vote. The press knew that he would cave.
A RINO retreat (one of several) a “master stroke”? Hasn’t proved so thus far.
These are magnificent points! I new there was a silver lining. Now we are going to win the 2014 elections for sure. 2016 is a shoe-in and then we'll control all of Congress and the Executive Branch! Then we'll be able to make real changes in this country. We'll do away with Obamacare (which will be the only health insurance available and leave all without coverage) altogether. We'll SHRINK this overbearing and bloated government starting in 2016! We'll cut the EPA, HHS, etc. and re-build our military. Thanks to Obama shutting down our memorials, our nation will be saved! Thank you, Obama! Thank you!!!!
"FIGHT WITH ME!...FIGHT WITH ME!"
They’re proving themselves as not “lite” step by step.
I don’t know If I’d go that far. America is still here and there are many people, good people, who just mind their business and try to live their lives. They’d rather be left alone. At some point they get pissed. At some point they rise up. And they have guns. Lots of them.
This isn’t over yet. Stinging defeat today, yes, but the war is still ongoing.
Let’s see if actually passes the hose tonight and by how much. Let’s also see how many dems vote against it. That will be an indication of how much heat they are taking from back home.
To avoid removal as Speaker, Boehner needs all the dem votes and 17 republican votes.
He can still be removed before the evening surrender vote.
John “Give Up” Boehner, the Democrat in Republican clothing.
Cruz needs to stand for election as Speaker.