Skip to comments.Speaker Boehner Calls the Rush Limbaugh Show, Says There is No Deal on Budget
Posted on 07/21/2011 1:21:59 PM PDT by iowamark
RUSH: We're so happy to have with us the Speaker of the House, John Boehner. I'm glad that we had a chance to talk to you here, Mr. Speaker, because people are confused with all of these leaks as to what's going on.
SPEAKER BOEHNER: Well, Rush, there is no deal. No deal publicly. No deal privately. There is absolutely no deal. Our focus --
RUSH: Are you talking about a deal, though?
SPEAKER BOEHNER: Pardon me?
RUSH: Are you talking about a deal in secret?
SPEAKER BOEHNER: Our focus right now is getting the Senate to follow us in the House and pass cut, cap, and balance. I believe that we've got to act to prevent a default and to prevent a downgrade of our nation's credit rating, and the best way to do that is to enact cut, cap, and balance. But let me be clear: I believe that is the best course of action. I've said all the way along that we've gotta keep the lines of communication open. That's why Leader Cantor and I have talked with Mitch McConnell. We've talked to Nancy Pelosi. We've talked to the president. We talked about fallback options if in fact cut, cap, and balance does go down; and I do think it's our obligation to have a fallback plan if that doesn't work.
RUSH: Well, but that's what everybody is worried about: What is the fallback plan? A congressional aide is out there today saying that the deal's been struck. He's unnamed, he's on Fox, he's saying, "It's $3 trillion of cuts with no tax revenue." National Journal says three trillion in cuts with "insignificant" tax revenues. So a lot of people out here are of the opinion that Obama is the one who ought to be caving. He's the one that doesn't have a plan. He's forcing you to compromise with yourself. He's done great damage to the economy, and people want it to stop.
SPEAKER BOEHNER: I understand. I'm concerned about the nation defaulting on its credit rating. I'm concerned about us not doing anything about our debt, which will cause our credit rating to fall -- and which then would mean everybody's interest rates go up. I think that's irresponsible. Frankly we've had looked at a half a dozen fallback plans. None of which, none of which, are all that appetizing. That's why we continue to support cut, cap, and balance.
RUSH: So you're convinced that a default would make us unable...? We were to be unable to service our debt if there's a default?
SPEAKER BOEHNER: I'm concerned that we're getting into uncharted territory that could wreak great havoc on our nation, and I don't think it's necessary to get into that unknown zone and take the chance -- and I, frankly, believe that we've gotta find a way to cut our budget deficit, cut our debt, and balance our budget.
RUSH: Why is it not Obama's responsibility to do that? He's the one that's put us in this position.
SPEAKER BOEHNER: It would have been nice if the President would have put a plan to the table months ago, but the President has refused to put any plan on the table. It's obviously been driving me right up a wall.
RUSH: He wants you to take the heat for whatever happens.
SPEAKER BOEHNER: Yeah, but I think at the end of the day he knows that he's the commander-in-chief, he's the president of the United States, and HE will take the heat.
RUSH: Well, a lot of people are concerned that you are his lifeline to reelection and that that's how he sees you, and that if he can get you to act in any way that can be portrayed as a cave that he wins, and that's what people are deathly afraid of.
SPEAKER BOEHNER: Rush, I'm trying to do what I taught my kids to do; the same thing my parents taught me to do: You do the right things for the right reasons, good things will happen.
RUSH: All right, Speaker Boehner thanks much.
SPEAKER BOEHNER: Thank you, Rush.
RUSH: I wish we had more time, but we don't. Thanks very much for the time here. END TRANSCRIPT
He needs to go away quietly. We have advanced well past him and his schtick
I beg to differ, Sir. Rush is still useful on occasion and could once again be great if he would just go after the RINOs like he did before his sleep over with Daddy Bush.
Exactly what were the lies? Facts please - not opinions.
Personally, I think the grand cave will come as soon as tomorrow.
He said he will not default..sound scared to death said they had a dozen back up plans...It is like playing poker and saying if I do not get a full house I have three of a kind...FOOLS
Their party and US. Thing is, we know it and they KNOW we know it. And if they doubt it, they need to hear it loud and clear. If they like working OFF of us, they damn sure better start working FOR us.
That might be because the RINOs are on the GOLF COURSE with their dimo demo buddies.
The problem has ALWAYS been country club elitists of ANY stripe. We used to call them Rockefellers (see Jay Rockefeller, D-WVa owner of nearly ALL mineral rights under W.V.) no matter what party they said they were.
The regular run of the mill conservative American, whether a working person or an investor (which can now be BOTH) is left out of this. The small businessperson who is the major employer with an S corp with gross sales of $250K or more— that’s a wealthy person to both parties, both TAXING parties, and both BENEFACTORING parties of govt goodies and subsidies.
The corporatists/fascists do not have to belong to ANY party or be any THING. They feature in taking one side or the other that suits their needs.
This is in a nutshell the problem. Boehner needs to understand that the Democrats are ALWAYS lying... period. That makes holding the cards much easier. No bluff, just fact. So far he seems to be holding the line on C,C, and BAL. But, teary scared-— too bad. Try to remember our combat soldiers who have more reasons to be scared than a former caddie.
Make the Senate go on record on cap and balance and make Obama veto it if it passes.
That was quick ... vote is Friday ... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2752004/posts
So whch is it:
Boehner says hes prepared GOP to compromise on debt
Thursday, July 21, 2011 2:14:02 PM · 96 of 96
stephenjohnbanker to dfwgator
Speaker Boehner Calls the Rush Limbaugh Show, Says There is No Deal on Budget
Thursday, July 21, 2011 2:14:00 PM · 60 of 62
aumrl to US Navy Vet
and it makes you look like Gen George Custer........
Which was-— “make friends with the nice man you’re caddying for and he will give you a nice tip”.
It is the age old richman poorman difference. Obama is a wannabee greedy elitist marxist with NOTHING to lose. He is also a certifiable narcissist, and quite dangerous.
RUSH: Well, a lot of people are concerned that you are his lifeline to reelection and that that’s how he sees you, and that if he can get you to act in any way that can be portrayed as a cave that he wins, and that’s what people are deathly afraid of.
SPEAKER BOEHNER: Rush, I’m trying to do what I taught my kids to do; the same thing my parents taught me to do: You do the right things for the right reasons, good things will happen.
I call BULL$HIT!
Make your argument without lying and you won’t get slapped again.
Fabricate more lies and I will call you out again.
Now go post up how tough you are and how you won’t back off, or how you suddenly don’t have time any longer so that you can go flee this thread.
Lie again and I will call you out again.
Wrong, I believe the Indiana version of Custer, he went looking for death and he found it. Never charge over the hill until all the scouts have reported.
Reid has scheduled vote on CC&B for TOMORROW so that the Pubs don’t have time to get to the senate dems OR the public. It was supposed to be on Saturday.
Ring them phones and send them emails.
BubbaJunebug, this is ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.
Is anyone listening at GOP? GET ON IT PEOPLE. THERE IS PLENTY OF TIME, all next week.
This media blitz came about after yesterday’s 300PM demo only meeting with the prez.
His butt is grass, and this is not difficult. The people, the real people are with us.
Oh yes, big man, I am not the only one here that thinks a squirrel may have lost you.
So tell me FA, what did Rush do or say to promote Specter over Toomey back in 2004?
Or is your anger at Rush based on the fact that Rush never promotes one GOP candidate over another during the primaries?
Since you bring up 2004, I'm assuming you have been listening to him since then so you should be aware of that fact...............
I agree—Rush, like Hannity and Levin, is quick to chastise the GOP, particularly when to comes to “caving.” I may disagree with him occasionally, but I’d never call him a party hack. And when it comes to trust, Rush is light years ahead of
any congressional republicans.
However it went, I think it was a smart and classy thing for Speaker Boehner to do.
BONER: Pardon me?
In my opinion, that was the scary part of the conversation. Boner heard exactly what Rush said, and yet felt the need to say 'pardon me' to buy time to come up with an answer. Mighty slippery there, Mr. Boner. I hope for your and the country's sake you are not blowing smoke.
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