Skip to comments.Boehner tries to tame GOP on debt ceiling plan
Posted on 07/27/2011 8:12:01 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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I cant do this job unless youre behind me.
Spoken like O and Larry Sinclair.
...they’re not behind him because it does nothing...so GET YOUR ASS BUSY BONEHEAD
He’s a clown. He has no intention of ever making significant cuts.
Worse is that he’s already got some tea party freshman, like Alan West, to sell out his base.
If that is a moral imperative, but limiting the power of government to economically enslave us to politician's programs (and graft and corruption) is not a "moral imperative" then who, really, is going to "fold like a cheap suit" when the chips are really down?
No, Boehner.. you couldn’t even come up with $1T in cuts over a DECADE!!??
Oh, hell no!!
Get YOUR ASS back to the desk and work the numbers again!!
The problem is that nothing serious about the debt can be done with Reid-Obama and the Democratic clowns infesting the Senate and Presidency. Until then, pretty much everything is around the edges.
"Get Your Ass In Line!"
"Get Your Ass In Line!"
OK, let me play politics for a minute.
If I were a Tea Party Freshman, here’s what I’d tell Boehner...
“Mr. Speaker...you already understand why I oppose this bill; you yourself of course are a fan of Cut, Cap and Balance, and I don’t know why you aren’t pushing forward wtih CCB instead of this. Perhaps you know it won’t pass, so can we do this instead - we’ll pass this, but we reintroduce CCB (without the debt ceiling increase since that’s already done) once this is passed and signed.”
The House passed CCB.... the Senate tabled it.
Why does Boehner think this time the Senate will even allow a vote?
I do it myself too, we all do, but we lose track of political reality sometimes.
If things go south (granted I don’t think it’ll be as bad as they say if we “default” since it isn’t a real default), the GOP could end up taking the blame for it, Obama gets re-elected, and none of this matters.
My idea is to re-introduce CCB every couple months (w/o the debt limit increase since it’ll be done) and keep pushing, but make it a seperate bill from this.
I challenge the hard-nosers on FR to become a Congressman and get ANY bill passed that we conservatives are 100% happy with...
We can’t even convince EACH OTHER on FR who the best Presidential candidate is, can you imagine trying to get 220 Congressman and 51 Senators, and a President on top of that to all support a bill?
Rush really PMO when he allowed Boner to present his side without the logical retort. I don’t want or need to listen to a radio program that trumpets the Republican line. I want real change, and that means a balanced budget, NOT a “balanced approach.”
Trouble is, there will be a problem with bringing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the senate with all the dims still in it. I think realistically we have to take the White House and the Senate before we are gonna get that. We don't have the leverage yet. As much as I hate to admit that.
I know this won’t be popular here, but isn’t this what Obama fears? The GOP controls 1/4 of the government at the moment, (counting just the executive and legislative branches).
Assume Boehner’s plan passes.
- The GOP looks more reasonable, in bending to avoid default.
- Obama will have to go through this one more time before the 2012 election.
Both things could lead to enough gains that real reform could be possible.
Sometimes pragmatism isn’t all bad.
Get YOUR ass home, and find a new job.
Blaming the Republican Congress is the plan for 2012. The Dims showed their hand by not passing a budget since forever. The Dims will position themselves as the responsible party, and the Pubes as free spenders, with hatred for the po folk.