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Boehner wary of
lame-duck deficit deal

Politico, by Jake Sherman

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/6/2012 4:09:10 PM

Depew, N.Y. - For everyone pining for a sweeping deficit deal after the election, Speaker John Boehner has a message. Don’t hold your breath. In an interview here, the Ohio Republican said cobbling together a large-scale deal during the lame duck session of Congress would not only be hard, but also the wrong thing for the country. “I think that’s difficult to do,” Boehner said when asked about the prospects for a large-scale deficit deal in November and December. “You know, and frankly, I’m not sure it’s the right thing to do – have a lot of retiring members and

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Getting a deal from Congress critters, many of whom are on their way OUT of office, at the end of a term isn't a good idea all right. They are so unaccountable to the People already why get a deal from them when they are at their worst?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/6/2012 4:24:41 PM     (No. 8914638)

A lame duck session where the lobbyist money will have maximum impact.
And were defeated Democrats will be wanting to smooth their retirement.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/6/2012 4:29:43 PM     (No. 8914643)

Boehner is a weasel. I trust him as much as I trust Harry Reid. Crybaby is always ready to make a deal with the opposition. It`s the `process` doncha` know...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 10/6/2012 4:36:53 PM     (No. 8914652)

Boehner is correct, why makes deals with the losers that have been cramming things down our throats for 4 years now?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: susieq1, 10/6/2012 5:19:43 PM     (No. 8914725)

Reading comments after this article (not Lucianne) makes one wonder if these people live in the same universe. Nothing about the senate democrats not passing a budget or blocking all the bills submitted by the house and all the executive orders issued by o just dump on a person who happens to have an R after their name.

Almost makes me feel hopeless but I live on to fight another day.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/6/2012 5:27:11 PM     (No. 8914738)

Boehner should be wary. Even if Romney wins nothing productive will get done until February.

Lame Duck means many things. It denotes a status - those leaving office - but it also is a time period - before the next Congress convenes.

A Lame Duck President has a great deal of power for the moment. A Lame Duck in Congress is becoming fish wrap and knows it.

The Lame Ducks in Congress will be a minority. Most of the House and even more of the Senate will still be in office in 2013.

On Capitol Hill the real Lame Ducks, those voted out, will steal all they can, right down to the office staplers, and provide every possible favor to their buddies. Most won't care a fig about the big issues.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 10/6/2012 5:50:02 PM     (No. 8914774)

PLEASE!!! keep informing the public about the serpentine Reid's ploys: no budget for three years --this is a statute, how in tarnations he gets away with it... oh. i know... the establishment media do not harp on it, as they would were the culprits Repubs.

Tell the people how many jobs bills originating in the Republican House are stopped at the doors to the Senate, by that boa constrictor of a man, Harry Reid.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 10/6/2012 6:18:10 PM     (No. 8914804)

Reply 2, can't you have a difference of opinion with a politician without insulting him and calling him names, such as "weasel"?

In this case, I can't see what you possibly can be objecting to. Boehner does not want lame duck legislation. Is he wrong when he is right because you don't like him?

I have had more than enough of this attitude. I guess I lost patience when I was attacked as a Romneybot each and every day.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TexasRed, 10/6/2012 6:28:25 PM     (No. 8914819)

It's hard not stereotype when classic signs of "lack of spine" have manifested frequently in the past. Suck it up, Boehner!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mws50, 10/6/2012 6:32:28 PM     (No. 8914824)

I'm wary of Boehner rolling over like a wimpy fool when the anti-American socialists make a slight demand. The fired socialists will roll Boehner like a Michelin.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tenncon231, 10/6/2012 6:40:27 PM     (No. 8914832)

We need to hang on until the new Representatives and Senators, Republican of course are sworn in on the 3rd of January. My hope there are enough conservatives in the house that can replace John Boohoo tears as speaker!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/6/2012 7:39:35 PM     (No. 8914930)

When you are the "Loyal Opposition" it is your job to be LOUD & PROUD of your position and your party.

Boner is a Yacht Club Rino.

He will wheel and deal 'reach out' to the other side because he is the real "Thurston Howell III" in this deal.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: CharlyG, 10/6/2012 7:49:28 PM     (No. 8914950)

FTA - But fortunes for Democrats have improved, as well. Obama’s campaign raised $181 million in September, and unemployment ticked down to 7.8 percent from 8.1 percent.

“Well listen, it’s pretty clear that while the unemployment rate came down, we can be doing a lot better,” Boehner said. “And these policies the president has put in place are just not getting the economy moving quick enough. And I think Gov. Romney’s got a solid plan for getting our economy going again, and putting the American people back to work.”

The CORRECT response is that is not a true number. This business of removing folks who gave up since there was no work is BOGUS! NEVER respond to that number, it means nothing.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/6/2012 9:27:03 PM     (No. 8915059)

Boehner always talks tough. Right before he gives away the farm.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/7/2012 12:27:21 AM     (No. 8915231)

We aren't trying to be unkind about Boehner. He has earned every bit of disrespect he encounters from conservative Republicans. From now on, House leadership has to DO the right thing not just promise and pontificate. The country has suffered too much from lack of integrity and leadership. It's Boehner's own fault that he is not trusted.

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