Skip to comments.Who granted Boehner a ten year term?
Posted on 07/23/2011 5:12:06 PM PDT by JimWayne
Can someone please explain what authority Boehner has to determine the budgets of future governments? Has he been granted a TEN YEAR term to the House of Representatives? He keeps talking of cutting spending in ten years time. Clearly, he was not voted for a ten year period. He needs to prepare the budget for his term, not for all eternity.
Are you sure it wasn’t Boehner saying that any offer of cutting spending over ten years was bogus because no future congress can be bound by the actions of a previous congress?
The whole point was that both Reagan and GHWB were, in their turn, skunked by tax-hiking, spending-reduction deals where the tax hikes went right through but the spending reductions were laughed off.
He’s a RINO but are you saying a politician can’t plan for more than six years down the road? Sort of limiting, isn’t it?
They have to make it appear that theyre doing something significant. Oddly, nobody in the public is fooled. We all understand that the only cuts are cuts to the scheduled increases of this years budget.
You see, there are a few suckers here who think a 10 Cut plans sounds reasonable. But history tells a different story. Reagan was promised cuts that never happened, Bush1 Promised cuts that never happened. Bush 2 Never made any cuts, even though the GOP held all three branches of Govt.
In addition, look at the recent CR deal that was supposed to deliver 36 Billion in cuts and only delivered @350 Million in real cuts.
Plus future DC hacks are not bound by Boneheads deal.
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This “10 year plan stuff is utter nonsense!” I’m surprised no on questions it.
What is “agreed on” today means nothing - Obama can, and will, probably ignore or radically change any “deal.” In addition, this Congress only has 1+ year more, and then a new one begins, with its own members and plans. Whatever they “agree to” for 10 years now is just sheer show and fantasy.
Hes a RINO but are you saying a politician cant plan for more than six years down the road?
Actually, no, they cant. Each years budget is that years budget. It mostly continues to fund what was funded last year. The rest of it is Christmas shopping for powerful constituencies. Pork. They can say, this project is funded for 10 years; F-35 procurement, for example. But the budget for that procurement is approved on a year-by-year basis. The only planning is: was it in there last year? Did they send us a campaign check? Okay, fund it this year too.
You are correct. No agreement to bind a future congress to cutting is enforceable. But any tax increase continues until a future congress passes a bill through both houses, and the President signs. Similarly, debt incurred today will need to be paid in the future.
He can’t plan past 2012. They can’t make a future Congress do anything.
And if he caves he is going to feel the heat in 2012.
It is how it is scored by doing a 10 year scoring... if you pass a budget with certain cuts then you track that out over 10 years to see how it would work out... pretty straight forward so I’m not sure why you are so amped up about it... next year they can come in and make a new budget that wipes out this years... that is how it is.
It works that way because he realizes people like me in their 50’s will have a hard time remembering him in 10 years.
Though it’s certainly a sign of leadership to have a long term plan, these days it is imperative to show progress in the 2012 FY.
WHO IN THE HELL Foisted this doddering cry baby and RINO on us?? They NEED Punished,severely!
Bohner has as much say over the next congress as Pelosi has over this congress.
That is why I was so disappointed with the continuing resolution with $358million in cuts and the Ryan plan that balances the budget sometime around 2035.
So far, these arguments in DC are over next to nothing of any meaning.
This is the one thing I do not like about FR.
The blatant racism that tries to be passed off as politics.
Every time Boehner tries to make a sensible argument, he is attacked by people here, just because of his skin color.
If he was white, everyone here would be applauding him.
What the sam hill are you talking about??