CommentsI want to thank you for your column on Boehner.
I have said from the moment he was sworn in as Speaker that Boehner is to Obama what Gingrich was to Clinton - the guy to get the job DONE that a Democrat Speaker couldn't get done.
Take a look at all that Gingrich put thru for Clinton to sign (the 104th Congress and it's Contract ON America - which gave us NAFTA among many other destructive pieces of legislation).
Boehner is just the 2011 version of Gingrich of 1995/96.
Boehner like to prance around and shed tears for the theatre crowd. He is no leader for the conservative side of politics but he does a grand job of leading (pushing) the liberal side.
I have suggested to my email network that we should all send two dried raisons to the Gutless Wonders with a note telling them we found their missing balls and are returning them to them.
Thank you again for your column, it is great.
Posted by Jackie Juntti on 04/11 at 02:31 PM | #
After all has been said and done, this is nothing more than debating who will pay the bar tab on the Titanic.
The Federal government only does three things well, it lies, it cheats and it steals.
Posted by Misinformed in Missouri on 04/10 at 06:57 PM | #
with the steadfast courage of the Tea Party movement, with Boehner we hoped to be sending a champion to Congress. We hoped for great change to conservative responsibility. We hoped. What we have is a bunch of politicians who know how to give standard answers to news reporters, compromise principles and spin failure into the image of victory. I didn't vote for this! We hoped for change..what we are getting are reruns of bad TV sitcoms in congress..
Posted by George from Atlanta on 04/10 at 06:07 PM | #
It is time for the sane media, what little there is left, to stop talking about political maneuvering and who one upped whom.
It is long past time to be talking about the outright theft and misuse of taxpayer dollars, elimination of ALL waste, un-constitutional acts, voter fraud and campaign finance invesitgations, misdirection of monies, and corruption in high places. These things cannot continue to be bargained for or tolerated.
Put the raw truth on the table! If you don't have it, get it.
Posted by Jean on 04/10 at 05:14 PM | #
I am very, very disappointed in Boehner and the House repubs. Once again, we are going to play "Let's cave to the leftists and to hell with our people."
The Tea Party is the ONLY group that is pushing for sound economic recovery by going back to our roots - less government and less spending. So far, the Tea Party folks have been bashed by the leftists and RHINOs, both who greatly fear the movement.
Paul Ryan's work on a new budget will never see the light of day now, Boehner has seen to that. How very disappointing that someone who talked the big talk could not, in the end, walk the walk!
Posted by GrandmaG on 04/10 at 03:57 PM | #
Republicans are failing, I agree. This miniscule amount of money doesn't even warrant the amount of effort they spent on it. And while they are worrying about that, I keep wondering where all the more important issues are? What about reigning in the EPA? Just gave that up! What about the FCC, FDA, Dept. of Ed., czars? Except for Issa doing some investigations that I doubt will amount to anything, I am left wondering just what the heck they have been doing for 3 months. Their failure will likely result in real conservatives voting 3rd party, and we know that will likely lead to a democratic win in 2012.
Here's my take on the issue of compromise, the meaning of which has been defined by the left to mean "do half of whatever we want." We can compromise on how to do something that is allowed and proper, i.e. Constitutional and lawful. We cannot compromise on what is not. If a robber breaks into my house, I wouldn't negotiate with him on what he should steal. He is wrong, and there can be no compromise.
The Republicans need to make a stand for what is right, and quit playing this destructive game being run by the left. We have an administration that doesn't care what the laws are, so why isn't Congress doing something about that? Do they think passing more laws will help?
Posted by Lisa on 04/10 at 01:32 PM | #
Probationary Budgeting will regain and sustain the initiative!
"We must change our tactics or lose the game." Abe Lincoln 1862
We started budgeting with a $1.6 Trillion Deficit and the "deal" left us with a $1.6 Trillion Deficit.
Congress will never pass big cuts, so make them small and relentless.
Liberals will only shut government down if they can demonize, so make cuts automatic.
Budgets inflate Projected Revenue, so limit them to proven Prior-Year Revenue.
New Game: Probationary Budgeting
Auto-cuts until government has lived within a Balanced Budget and repaid the Debt.
- Define a Balanced Budget as Spending less than Prior-Year Revenue.
- Define the Fed's additions to Money Supply as Spending requiring Congressional approval.
- Set weekly Auto-Appropriations at 1% less than the prior-week level.
- Set monthly Auto-Additions to Debt Ceiling at 5% less than the prior-month addition.
- When the Budget is Balanced, pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to keep it that way.
Posted by Black Knight on 04/10 at 01:04 PM | #
To call this fiasco a GOP victory is like saying,"The Titanic sank..buy hey..someday it'll make a great movie".
Someday somebody will make a movie about how America entered into her second Great Depression with the help of Washington liberal policies..again. (Detroit would be a great example)
Congress writes a disgusting 3.73 Trillion dollar budget
(on borrowed money)..and the GOP says they negotiated real hard and knocked off a few ten's of billions. OK. Obviously there is some major drug-use in Washington if they think we're going to believe this one. America is borderline bankrupt. We should be shutting down non-essential gov't agencies across the board. Cut spending in half. Cut taxes, give manufacturing tax exemptions..
Reaganesque mode of the 1980's... History shows you don't borrow your way out of debt unless you invest that money to produce something of more value then the loan. Is it possible that some of the 'elite' in Washington got their jobs because they're too stupid to do anything else?
Posted by George from Atlanta on 04/10 at 12:57 PM | #
Posted by Timothy Birdnow on Apr 10, 2011 at 09:08 AM
Many conservative pundits - most notably Andrew Stiles at National Review Online - are touting the budget deal as a great victory for the GOP. Sorry, but I beg to differ. I fear we have yet again been duped by the Democrats and the GOP party establishment. Let me take the Stiles piece and deconstruct it line by line.More...
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