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Washington on notice:
A Trib exclusive from
House Speaker John Boehner

Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh, PA], by John Boehner

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/3/2013 12:04:04 PM

Together, President Obama and his Democrat majority in the Senate hold the lion´s share of power in Washington. They have the capacity — right now — to solve the spending problem that is chasing good jobs overseas and causing so much anxiety about our future. They can stop a debt crisis. A budget is a logical place to start. Passing a budget is one of the most basic responsibilities of governing. But the Senate has failed to fulfill this responsibility for nearly four years. In that time, our debt has risen to the point that it now exceeds

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 2/3/2013 12:25:33 PM     (No. 9155840)

Good piece. Unfortunately with Jack Lew at Treasury and having Obama´s ear on budget matters nothing will get done. Sperling´s already said no medicaid cuts or reform. That will go for all entitlements.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveracer, 2/3/2013 12:28:43 PM     (No. 9155849)

John, what difference is it going to make? You will again be rolled by the Democrats. You will sell it to us as a grand bargain. Nothing will change, except Washington will get bigger and more intrusive in my life and wages.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 2/3/2013 12:55:56 PM     (No. 9155888)

He touts a meaningless bill that will never be enacted (just like my RINO congressman did. Of course, silence when they vote to cave and increase taxes but not cut spending.

Mr. "Speaker", actions speak louder than words.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/3/2013 1:04:12 PM     (No. 9155894)

Politicians don´t spend millions of dollars to get elected because they want the salary money.

They get wealthy the old fashioned way.

Graft and corruption, selling influence and votes.

How ´bout no budget.....no funding for the government ?

This is a joke and a bad one.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 2/3/2013 1:05:17 PM     (No. 9155896)

Good article which details what House Republicans have done every year-pass a budget .
And what the majority Senate Democrats have not done a single year-pass a budget.
When Boehner sends the House passed budget
to Reid-he ignores it.
Saying that Boehner gets rolled is an
unrealistic description of the legislative and
Constitutional reality that Boehner
has to deal with.
Limbaugh spouts this nonsense all the time.
He tells his listeners that Congressional Republicans
never fight, they always cave.
Which is patently false and slanderous.
He obviously has no idea how Congress works or that Republicans
have a shrunken House majority and
a 10 seat deficit in the Senate.
And then there´s trying to deal with the Obama White House.
If Limbaugh has all the answers, he should run for Congress and stop insulting elected Republicans
who are not the rotten, weak bums he always
claims they are.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: bob913, 2/3/2013 1:21:56 PM     (No. 9155924)

I´ll point out that John Boehner asked for a $800 billion dollar tax increase without being asked by obama.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Manitouman, 2/3/2013 1:27:43 PM     (No. 9155928)

I read the whole article and never saw Limbaugh mentioned.

What was mentioned was the behavior of the democrats, and the actions of the congress.

In my copy of the article, anyway.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 2/3/2013 1:36:11 PM     (No. 9155943)

Let´s see...all spending originates in the House. you are Speaker, what the heck gives? John, JOHN! Oh he´s in the cry room smoking again......sigh.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/3/2013 2:07:07 PM     (No. 9155988)

The cynicism about everything Boehner is his very own fault. He has brought it all on himself. None of his speeches or statements mean a thing because it never turns into bold decisive action. You have to fix your own house before you demand that of the other side. Real basic. Real true.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: miceal, 2/3/2013 2:23:02 PM     (No. 9156017)

We DO know how the system works. The Republicans control the purse strings. Sadly not ONE program or agency has been "defunded" since Boehner and Company took control of OUR House. Time for the House Republicans to grow a set and start pulling back the funding....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/3/2013 2:29:07 PM     (No. 9156028)

Simple: Demonrats control the Senate, dingy Harry is the Speaker of the House, he will not permit a budget to be written or introduced. Dingy is all for the Cloward-Piven strategy of total economic collapse. We are Pelosied.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tangles, 2/3/2013 2:31:06 PM     (No. 9156031)

Read the article trolls.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/3/2013 2:39:46 PM     (No. 9156044)

Before we proceed further with this Bash Boehner Orgy, let us consider what HAS been achieved with just bare majority in one chamber.
1. Over 90% of the Bush tax cuts made permanent
2. AMT patch fixed permanently.
3. Capital gains held to 15% for people under $300K.
4. Death tax limit raised to $10 mill per couple
If Ryan´s two tax rates 10 and 25 % are enacted, all our problems will literally self solve.
None of this the ´Rats were ready to even discuss before. Let us deliver the Senate in ´14 and watch the fun.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: qr4j, 2/3/2013 3:04:22 PM     (No. 9156070)

It is good that John Boehner wrote this article. I hope that it is the begining of much more concerted effort on the part of Republicans to communicate clear, simple messages of common-sense government that resonate with the public. You can have the best ideas in the world (like smaller, limited government), but they do you no good if you do not connect with voters.

The Democrats need to be painted for what they are: Tax-and-spend fiends. The public does need to be reminded that the Senate has failed to pass a budget for four years now. The idea that members of Congress shouldn´t get paid so long as they do not perform their essential duties (like pass a budget) just might resonate with voters. It is a concept the average person can "get" without spending too much time or intellectual capital on it. If you don´t do your job, you shouldn´t get paid for it.

Keep it up, John. And hold the Dems´ feet to the fire. Put them on defense for a change.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 2/3/2013 4:21:24 PM     (No. 9156180)

As #13 pointed out, Boehner has accomplished some very important things. However, that doesn´t mean he is free to stop. Boehner points fingers at Obama and the Senate dems, fine, but so what? What is he doing about it? The House holds the purse strings, so prioritize the spending and allocate the funds. Use your power to do something Boehner because they are not going to fix it. No sense in just pointing your fingers at them. Use what power you have to fight for this country.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/3/2013 4:48:21 PM     (No. 9156215)

Increased communication with the public certainly is a good thing. Unfortunately I don´t see the LSM allowing it wider coverage. Anything GOP has to be stifled unless is is bad news.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: geneinnyc, 2/4/2013 1:35:39 AM     (No. 9156776)

Those tempted to criticize Boehner should save it for the 3 million GOP voters who stayed home on election day, and the Tea Partiers who nominated Murdoch and Akin, and Murdoch and Akin themselves for not dropping out when it became clear that they had sabotaged their own campaigns and could no longer win.

Like many, I was troubled by Boehner before, for negotiating with Obama, one-on-one, but he´s played a masterful hand ever since. Now that Boehner has turned the tables as much as they could be turned and put the onus on the Senate, I look forward to seeing what the Senate passed. My prediction: Reid will have zero GOP votes and not enough Dem votes to pass a tax increase, yet, thanks to Boehner´s deft maneuvering, the Senate will have to pass something.

Should be interesting to see what Obama does when presented with a bipartisan bill that cuts spending and does not raise taxes.

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