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  • Boehner Stands Up for Keystone

    02/04/2014 3:56:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Heather Ginsberg
    As approval of the Keystone Pipeline continues to be an issue of debate, Speaker Boehner felt it was necessary to give the president a nudge with some impassioned words. After a member of the press asked Speaker Boehner whether the pipeline plan was too complex to attach to legislation raising the debt ceiling, he quickly responded by shooting that idea down. "Complex? The Keystone pipeline is complex?" Boehner said. "It's been under study for five years! "We build pipelines everywhere in American everyday. Do you realize there are 200,000 miles of pipelines in the United States? "The only reason that...
  • No Confidence: House Passes 'Keep Your Plan' Bill; 39 Democrats Ignore WH Veto Threat

    11/15/2013 3:33:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | Guy Benson
    The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill this afternoon that is literally named after Barack Obama's most famous presidential promise. He has threatened to veto it, natch -- even though his own bogus and legally questionable administrative "fix" purports to accomplish many of the legislation's goals. (Reminder: Neither Obama's plan, nor any of the legislative solutions, are actually viable). Dozens of frightened Democrats shook loose from Nancy Pelosi's arm-twisting and voted with a nearly unanimous GOP caucus to send the "Keep Your Plan" Act to the Senate. Your move, Harry: Thirty-nine House Democrats on Friday broke ranks to support...
  • Obama's Health Care Problem

    01/19/2013 5:56:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    President Obama made a remarkable statement to John Boehner in the middle of their negotiations leading up to the fiscal cliff. "We don't have a spending problem," the president said. We have "a health care problem." To put this in perspective, almost every economist familiar with the federal government finances views our national health care problem as a spending problem. In fact, it is THE spending problem. If the federal government were not buying health care, we wouldn't have a long term deficit. The reason is not hard to understand. For the past four decades health care spending per person...
  • The Week In Stupid

    01/06/2013 3:06:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Sometimes there is so much stupid going on in the world that you have to just stop and take stock of it all. Al Gore sells Current TV to Al Jazeera. The Americans who owned the anti-American network Current TV soon will be replaced as owners by foreigners who operate the anti-American network Al Jazeera. I doubt any of the 40,000 regular Current TV viewers would have noticed had the news not gone public. Of course, most of them spend their time writing diaries at the DailyKos, when not being yelled at by their moms to clean their rooms. But...
  • Temporary Fiscal Cliff Compromise Full of Pork, Tax Hikes and Spending Increases

    01/03/2013 7:26:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Congressional Republicans caved in to the Democrats this week, surrendering their principles in order to pass a bill that merely delays the looming fiscal cliff by two months. This is the first time Republicans have voted for a tax increase in 20 years. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) strong-armed Republican members of the House into supporting it, no doubt by threatening them with loss of their committee positions should they dare to oppose it. The Wall Street Journal described the massive sellout in an editorial, “The Senate-White House compromise grudgingly passed by the House is a Beltway classic: the biggest...
  • Report: Obama Makes Threats, Concedes Little During Fiscal Cliff 'Negotiations'

    12/26/2012 5:30:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2012 | Guy Benson
    While most media accounts of the fiscal cliff fiasco have focused on Republicans' travails, few have adequately noted Democrats' starring role in our current dysfunction.  Harry Reid obstructed a vote on the president's plan, Nancy Pelosi whipped votes against her own erstwhile plan, and the president has fully retreated from ideas he supported as recently as last year.  A pre-Christmas Wall Street Journal article walks readers through the failed negotiations, and two recurring themes are woven throughout: (1) Obama has zero interest in meaningful concessions on his end, and (2) Obama is supremely confident in his ability to stick Republicans...
  • Here Comes the Cliff

    12/24/2012 12:15:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Last week, Republicans proved they are not a governing party. Next week we will see whether Democrats are. A governing party would have, reluctantly, passed Speaker John Boehner's Plan B, which would have preserved the current tax rates on everyone with incomes under $1 million. Passage would have put Senate Democrats on the spot, since they voted for a similar measure in 2010. They might have engaged in negotiations with Boehner that could have been more productive than his negotiations with Barack Obama this month and in the summer of 2011. Then, as Bob Woodward reports in his book "The...
  • B is For Bizarre -- Also For Boehner, Budget and Washington Bozos

    12/23/2012 12:19:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    How long is this show going to go on in Washington, and must it? They say closing time for its costars is midnight, December 31. That's when the president and the speaker of the House need to agree on the federal budget Or Else, but politicians never met a deadline they couldn't postpone, as in Can, Kick Down the Road. This year's burlesque is turning into a melodrama (working title: Meltdown) as both sides steer the country right over the dreaded (cue scary music) Fiscal Cliff! Thelma and Louise, here we come. The Mayans couldn't have written a scarier doomsday...
  • A Californian Sees the Writing on the Wall

    07/01/2012 2:14:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 1, 2012 | John McLaughlin interviews Rep Tom McClintock, CA
    .........AT: In the last number of years, the House votes out specific legislation, it goes over to the Senate, and Harry Reid sits on it..... TM: The continuing resolutions ought to abide by the process I've just outlined. Unfortunately, instead, the continuing resolutions which originate in the House are pre-negotiated with Harry Reid. So, the House is then bound by the diktats of Harry Reid, who is not even a member of the House -- and that's what I object to. I've said, once each house has acted independently, as the Constitution envisions, and we have a conference process that...
  • Meet the "Silent Speaker," whose foot is on the brake of the Gunwalker investigation.

    02/03/2012 9:20:29 PM PST · by Major Matt Mason · 32 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/3/12 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Yesterday was the devil's own day in the Gunwalker scandal investigation and the search for the truth suffered as a result. Several sources tell Sipsey Street that the committee's work has been slowed by the intervention of Speaker of the House John Boehner, with some saying plainly that "the fix is in."
  • DEBT CEILING FRUSTRATION

    08/01/2011 6:32:27 AM PDT · by NationalSpotlight · 5 replies
    National Spotlight ^ | 8/1/11 | Derek Petrella
    The Republican Party failed on strategy in raising the debt ceiling. First, they proposed a Cap, Cut, and Balance bill that would only cut spending by $111 billion this year and would allow President Obama to raise the debt ceiling by $2.7 trillion. By 2019, it would cap spending at 19.9% of GDP. This bill fails to address the continuous growth of debt. After the bill died in the US Senate, Speaker John Boehner proposed his own bill that would cut about $900 billion by the next decade and would allow President Obama to raise the debt ceiling between $1.6-$1.8...
  • Who granted Boehner a ten year term?

    07/23/2011 5:12:06 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 63 replies
    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.
  • Killing ObamaCare

    01/04/2011 5:01:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 4, 2011 | Staff
    Health Reform: A date's been set for the attempted repeal of the greatest federal control of our lives, and even our deaths, perhaps ever. Senate Democrats say over their dead political bodies. Game on. You could call this GOP Congress a death panel for Obama-Care itself. The decision to pull the political plug has been made and the date is set. The text of the repeal bill is already online, at rules-republicans.house.gov. Putting key bills online before they were voted on is something President Obama and the Democrats promised but never did. The attempt may be futile — the Democrats...
  • Prepare Yourselves for Speaker Boehner

    06/19/2010 9:21:52 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 77 replies · 1,331+ views
    New Republic ^ | June 18, 2010 | William Galston
    Earth to House Democrats: It’s time to push the panic button. But don’t take my word for it; consider the evidence. Exhibit A: One of the country’s savviest political scientists, Emory’s Alan Abramowitz, has just published an analysis that says the GOP will pick up 39 seats in the House this November. On the good news side for Democrats, Abramowitz finds more safe seats this year than in 1994 (145 versus 114) and fewer that are marginal (42 versus 55) or that lean Republican (69 versus 87). And there are only 15 open seats this year in Republican-leaning districts, versus...