Will It Be Goodbye for John Boehner?

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John Boehner will be writing his own political obituary if he capitulates again to Barack Obama and raises the debt ceiling of the US government.

Boehner says he wants to cut spending, but he will be exposed as a liar if he increases the debts currently smothering our economy. This issue is very clear, and Americans understand this crisis because so many of us have faced similar financial difficulties ourselves. We know what it means to have spent more than we can afford.

America cannot continue to feast on an orgy of credit and spending. Easy money given to the political establishment is the cause of the current crisis. George Bush spent more money than was prudent or necessary, and Barack Obama has doubled down. The debts now are greater than 14 trillion. How much debt will be enough?

The scare mongering by the media and power elites should be ignored. If we don’t extend the debt ceiling, America need not default on current debts. Quite the opposite is true. If we continue to increase our debts we are moving minute by minute closer to a future default. No debtor improves his situation by increasing borrowing.

As Senator Pat Toomey(Rep-PA) recently stated: “In fact, if Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling, the federal government will still have far more than enough money to fully service our debt. Next year, for instance, about 6.5% of all projected federal government expenditures will go to interest on our debt… why would we ever default?”

Boehner repeatedly says he wants to use the debt ceiling crisis to force a cut in spending. The best way to force votes to cut spending is to not add new debt. No passage of the debt ceiling guarantees that the Obama Administration will be forced to actually cut. Priories will come into focus when the limitless flood of money ends. Until then Washington will never change.

The use of words in Washington needs to accurately reflect reality. Spending is greater in 2011, than it was in 2010. Government spending is continuing to grow month by month even with Republicans and Democrats claiming they have cut it.

If a family or a business has a decrease in income they are forced to cut spending to bring the budget back into balance. Washington has ignored the warnings of economists and prudent leaders too long. The word compromise in Congress has actually become a code word for capitulation to the relentless special interests fleecing America.

If we don’t raise the debt ceiling we have an opportunity to engage in an honest discussion about priorities. Maybe bombing Libya isn’t justified if we understand that it will cause a suspension of Social Security payments.

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  • CHUCK

    HE NEEDS TO BE REMOVED/RECALLED AND STEP DOWN NOW. A DISGRACE TO OUR PARTY—TOKEN $325 MILLION net reduction is like taking a PENNY our of a Million dollars and saying WE DID IT…..CRUEL JOKE HE PLAYED ON US ALL. Next test..the biggest of them all…A BALANCED BUDGET OR NO DEBT CEILING RAISED…Wanna bet what he does? Capitulates I say.

  • Patricia

    Adios Amigo Boehner!

  • BigJohn555

    I don't want the debt ceiling to be raised. I want the big spending to end. One thing we have to be mindful of is that it is for the congress to set budget priorities, bot the executive branch. If we leave this to the executive branch, i.e., Obama and Geitner, they will cut essentials, not socialist fluff.
    They would be much more apt to furlough the Border Patrol, the Treasury department that issues Social Security checks, or the Air Traffic Controllers than to cut foreign aid, social services to illegal aliens, planned parenthood, or money to Obama's favorite community organizers. If this doesn't create enough backlash from the Citizenry, expect to see an "elective default."
    Remember when dealing with these ideologues, "Nothing matters but their agenda." There is no honor, no love of country, no desire to do what is best for the people. lso know that those who do not know their enemy are doomed to lose to that enemy,

  • USMCSniper

    Boehmer reminds me of the perpetual loser Bob Dole, another teary man and accomodator of Democrats. No killer instinct in a battle for a nations survival is not a virtue.

  • Otto Scjhaden

    If Boehner sobs any more silly comments about some 'deal" which would allow an increase in the debt ceiling, he should be replacved IMMEDIATELY as speaker! The
    rest of the House members cannot and should not be allowed to hide behind Boehner's skirts! I believe Boehner should deman itemized budgets from The Holy One and the senate BEFORE he even considers any discussion of the debt or budget matters. His
    spine is mushier than that of an amoeba!

  • Jerry

    Boehner is a disaster. Today he came out agreeing with the Obanminator that oil companies are getting subsidies and that we need to cut back on them or take a look at them. This is a complete misunderstanding of subsidies. Oil companies are not paid any taxpayers money to do oil exploration. That is a subsidy. They get oil and gas exploration deductions or exemptions and thereby do not pay for that investment in oil and gas discovery. When the discovery occurs they pay taxes on the profits from producing the oil or gas.

    The oil companies that Obama demonizes are not the problem. It is him and the environmentalists holding us hostage to some small bird, lizard or useless fish that may be somewhere near the site of the oil or gas. We are not extracting our own natural resources but spending our money to buy it from Hugo Chavez, or the Middle East or some other tin horn country.

    That phony tan and the crying by Boehner are about all he has going for him. He needs to go now. He has no balls and will yield on the debt limit like he did on the spending cuts.

  • monika murphy

    I called Boehner's office this morning to tell him exactly what I've been reading here!! His minions got very short and edgey with me!! He is a spineless wonder and if we don't force him to do what we need he may at least admit he's a democrat or an elite RINO!!!He's just the other face of the same coin, LIBERAL REPUBLICAN!!!!!

  • Bill

    If John Boehner and the Republican House majority do not say, " NO ! " to the request for a debt ceiling increase I will work to have him defeated the next time he runs for any office. God bless America.
    Build the southern border fence, use deadly force on illegal immigrants, impeach Obama.