Skip to comments.Angry John Boehner rallies GOP troops on debt limit
Posted on 07/12/2011 9:25:29 AM PDT by Hojczyk
Speaker John Boehner told a closed gathering of House Republicans on Tuesday morning that he was pissed over being unable to reach a grand bargain with President Barack Obama to make sweeping entitlement changes in return for an overhaul of the U.S. tax code.
But Boehner also accused Obama of failing to lead on the impending crisis over boosting the $14.3 trillion debt limit, according to people inside the GOP meeting.
But while Boehner was trying to rally his Republican troops Tuesday morning, he did warn them that they will quickly lose leverage in the debate as the country grows closer to the Aug. 2 debt default deadline and Wall Street and business leaders pressure them to cut a deal.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who opposed Boehners efforts to cut a grand slam deal with Obama, was just as blunt as the speaker. Cantor told rank-and-file Republicans that unless Democrats drop their insistence on tax increases as part of an agreement to raise the debt ceiling, there may be no compromise possible with Obama and Democratic congressional leaders.
If the Democrats continue to insist on tax increases, there is no viable path forward, Cantor warned, according to sources.
The overwhelming sentiment from House Republicans, according to those present in the room, was that even $2 trillion in cuts over 10 years roughly what is being discussed at the White House meetings isnt sufficient. Republicans want even more cuts, and they want them immediately. Moderate Rep. Cliff Stearns of Florida, a 22-year veteran of the House, stood up and said $2.5 trillion wasnt enough for a deal.
Florida Rep. Allen West emerged from the meeting to say that he didnt want fairy dust spending cuts that are projected over the next decade.
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Your false views of Boehner make it obvious.
The MSM likes to define GOP leaders. You are buying the lie.
Nonsense. Cantor/Boehner/McConnell haven't budged in their position. It still remains to be seen if they will, but I'm pretty sure they will not and Obama knows they will not and that is why he's flailing in all directions.
It is not a false view, and not swayed by MSM.
I’ve been doing research for years, ten years here. Perhaps I have an inside track or two?
Moving on ...
Boehner would have more credibility if it wasn’t for the fact that the first thing he did when the Tea Party freshmen hit the Hill has to tell them they would be a big bunch of babies if they didn’t vote to raise the debt limit.
Then, I hope we can get Sarah Palin to schedule an “important LIVE press conference”. When the media creeps show up, hoping she will announce her campaign for President, she should instead blast President Obama for trying to play a “dirty trick” on Seniors, military dependents, the middle-class etc by holding up their checks — while keeping funds gushing to his pals at GE, Government Motors, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs etc.
She should ask, “How DARE he?”
And the media is giving her all kinds of platforms in order to sway people like you.
You just don't get how they work. They'll deny her her platform when the time is right.
She says a lot of good things but when she can be used for their agenda (like now) they will definitely use her.
“He does like to party!”
Some here find that hard to believe. Yeah, and Lindsey Graham is a chic magnet. ;)
Dear Speaker Boehner: Please stop attending “White House Meetings” - let the President send his representative to the Hill. Are there three branches of government or not?
Doesn't appear so.
Why do I have the nagging feeling that Boehner is going to cave? Maybe it’s b/c he has caved in the past, and perhaps it’s b/c he won’t say things such as “Barack is preparing to withhold YOUR Social Security checks to try to force us to continue spending levels which are bankrupting generations.” He will allow Republicans to take the blame. He is weak. Bob
The people of West’s state should be asked to relieve West of his promise/duty to serve as their Rep in due regard for his needed service for the entire Nation as well as their state.
Carry on ...
Oooohhhh....I like that! The media will show up, and Sarah can pull another fast one on them! And it will expose 0bama for exactly what he is doing.
I think that Boehner is soft and should resign as Speaker. There is no hatred in that opinion. Bob
..and Ted Kennedy was a good driver.
That is beyond paranoid. She is not my one and only candidate. I want West to run, he isn’t but I do not call all those that are running names because he is not running.It hurts the cause and it is country before politics. Aren’t we all on the same side?I support Bachmann and Cain.West just spoke out on Obama’s corrupt beyond belief fastandfuriousGate. Bachmann did quite well telling BOR. She has her own platform and the media can call her all the names they want it does not effect her nor make her quit. People want reform and real change.The Alinskyized (pick your target and go after them) days are over;only because no one falls for it anymore. Bachmann broke through this in her last debate and she will again on Aug. 11th.By then Perry will be crowned like it or not and IMO Rubio,West or Bachmann will be picked as VP
Quote of the year you can say that again.
I wish her and others would speak out on fastandfuriosGate.
Having China produce what we cannot profitably produce means they have the purchasing power to buy more from others including government bonds.
Small =v13% compared to 87% as I said. And that includes exports and imports.
Only 10 yrs.? Most of the anti-Free Traders claim 30.
Bush campaigned on the prescription drug plan hence when elected he did what he promised.
The GOP has the only rational jobs plan DON”T RAISE TAX RATES.