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Boehner Statement on Bipartisan Senate Agreement to Reopen Government, Avoid Default
Speaker of the House of Representatives ^ | Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | John Boehner

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debtceiling; gopcaves; johnboehner; obamacare; shutdown
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1 posted on 10/16/2013 12:35:14 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

He caved.


2 posted on 10/16/2013 12:37:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: kristinn
"The legislative coalition the president has relied upon to force his health care law on the American people.”

Which we now know includes up to 25 members of the Republican Minority in the Senate and and an equal number in the House.

3 posted on 10/16/2013 12:39:09 PM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: kristinn

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.


4 posted on 10/16/2013 12:39:35 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: kristinn

So basically, it’s not going to be something you enjoy - this Obmacare. Don’t worry, we’re here for you.

Whatever...


5 posted on 10/16/2013 12:39:36 PM PDT by jimbo807
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To: kristinn

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.


6 posted on 10/16/2013 12:39:50 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: Slings and Arrows

We could have at least had a bargaining chip last night, but the Republican party is too split to even agree amongst themselves.

Just pathetic.


7 posted on 10/16/2013 12:40:07 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Slings and Arrows

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?


8 posted on 10/16/2013 12:40:12 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: kristinn

Worthless. Absolutely worthless.


9 posted on 10/16/2013 12:40:42 PM PDT by Ray76 (Get thee behind me, Obama.)
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To: kristinn

I hate the republican leadership.


10 posted on 10/16/2013 12:40:43 PM PDT by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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To: kristinn

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.


11 posted on 10/16/2013 12:41:29 PM PDT by CedarDave (Benghazi victim's mom: "Hillary doesn't give a damn about you.")
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To: Longbow1969

More like infiltrated than split. One part is the de-facto Democratic Party.


12 posted on 10/16/2013 12:41:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: kristinn

What a p*ssy.


13 posted on 10/16/2013 12:41:37 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: kristinn
"I'm HAPPY to announce today that I get to keep my Health Care!

"Good Luck to the rest of you who will have to continue to slave away to pay for it".

14 posted on 10/16/2013 12:41:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg
RE :” 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. “

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

15 posted on 10/16/2013 12:42:10 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: kristinn
Translation: They won everything, we lost everything. We're not going to fight, and we didn't mean what we said when we campaigned against Obamacare.

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.

16 posted on 10/16/2013 12:42:33 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("I'm not much different from A.Cuomo.I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues." - Gov Christie)
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To: Longbow1969

Fascists among us....


17 posted on 10/16/2013 12:42:47 PM PDT by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


18 posted on 10/16/2013 12:42:54 PM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: kristinn

Did he mention how Obama convinced him by that EBT card debacle on Saturday?


19 posted on 10/16/2013 12:43:12 PM PDT by dforest
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To: CedarDave

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.


20 posted on 10/16/2013 12:43:18 PM PDT by Ray76 (Get thee behind me, Obama.)
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To: kristinn
Just called Raul Labrador's office. The girl said Raul was in conference and she didn't know how he would vote.

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.

21 posted on 10/16/2013 12:43:37 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: kristinn

There is still time for the republican caucus to convene and remove him as Speaker and for a new Speaker to table the vote.


22 posted on 10/16/2013 12:43:45 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: kristinn

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.


23 posted on 10/16/2013 12:43:51 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: kristinn

And as I said yesterday, no one challenges Bohner as Speaker.
Just hit replay.


24 posted on 10/16/2013 12:43:58 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: kristinn

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”.


25 posted on 10/16/2013 12:44:09 PM PDT by azishot
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To: stockpirate

Replace him with someone with a spine. Today.


26 posted on 10/16/2013 12:44:13 PM PDT by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
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To: kristinn
“But blocking the bipartisan agreement reached today by the members of the Senate will not be a tactic for us.”

Since blocking is the only tactic Boehner has, I guess he just unconditionally surrendered.

27 posted on 10/16/2013 12:44:36 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: kristinn

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.


28 posted on 10/16/2013 12:44:57 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Slings and Arrows
He caved.

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......

29 posted on 10/16/2013 12:45:09 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: arkfreepdom

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.


30 posted on 10/16/2013 12:45:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: jimbo807
I am EXTREMELY PISSED OFF that voter registration is somehow relevant to a website for health care. I am ever MORE pissed off that the GOP didn't fight to strike this website feature.

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.

31 posted on 10/16/2013 12:46:01 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: sickoflibs

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!


32 posted on 10/16/2013 12:46:07 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Hostage

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.


33 posted on 10/16/2013 12:46:51 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: kristinn

He left off “We surrender”. Sure that’s just an oversight.


34 posted on 10/16/2013 12:47:56 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

When the end does come, I plan to go down all guns blazing.


35 posted on 10/16/2013 12:47:58 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


36 posted on 10/16/2013 12:48:00 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: kristinn

And your GOPe caves. Wow, who would of thunk it?


37 posted on 10/16/2013 12:48:07 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: CedarDave; Olog-hai
Actually, it may turn out to be a master-stroke to let Obamacare, a disaster which the Dems own, continue thru the 2014 elections. Even rank-and-file Dems are upset with it, and that could mean big rightist wins next November. As O-h said, we need to concentrate on the primaries, nominating conservatives that can win.
38 posted on 10/16/2013 12:48:29 PM PDT by expat2
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To: Olog-hai

There is one party in this nation, the Democratic Party and it has two factions ... Democrat and DemLite.


39 posted on 10/16/2013 12:48:59 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: kristinn

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...


40 posted on 10/16/2013 12:49:08 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (The injustice of trendiness is nearly dualistic in its isomorphism.)
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To: Ray76
Evidently, Boehner is saying behind the scenes that Cruz was on a fool's errand.

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.

41 posted on 10/16/2013 12:49:08 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: expat2

A RINO retreat (one of several) a “master stroke”? Hasn’t proved so thus far.


42 posted on 10/16/2013 12:50:25 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: CedarDave
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.

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!!!!

Really?

43 posted on 10/16/2013 12:50:39 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: kristinn

"FIGHT WITH ME!...FIGHT WITH ME!"

(LOL!...SUCKERS!)

44 posted on 10/16/2013 12:50:40 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: kristinn
We will rely on aggressive oversight..."

Like you did for "Fast and Furious," the abuses at the IRS, NSA, DOJ, BENGHAZI...FUJB. Life's a b*tch when you get caught with a live boy, ain't it?
45 posted on 10/16/2013 12:50:44 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: K-oneTexas

They’re proving themselves as not “lite” step by step.


46 posted on 10/16/2013 12:51:25 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


47 posted on 10/16/2013 12:51:43 PM PDT by jimbo807
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To: rawhide

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.


48 posted on 10/16/2013 12:51:43 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: kristinn

John “Give Up” Boehner, the Democrat in Republican clothing.


49 posted on 10/16/2013 12:52:07 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: FR_addict
"Evidently, Boehner is saying behind the scenes that Cruz was on a fool's errand."

Cruz needs to stand for election as Speaker.

50 posted on 10/16/2013 12:52:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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