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Posted on 07/31/2011 11:33:36 PM PDT by RabinEdited on 08/01/2011 8:38:33 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
By JAKE SHERMAN & JONATHAN ALLEN | 7/31/11 7:17 PM EDT
House Republicans praised Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the deal he cut to avoid a national default during a rare Sunday night conference call, giving first-blush approval to a plan that must still be committed to legislation and passed by both chambers of Congress.
Now comes the hard part for the four heads of congressional caucuses: Selling the fine print. Thats the job that Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signed up for when each gave his or her word to President Barack Obama Sunday night that the deal was in hand.
Its complicated, multi-dimensional and full of peril for the priorities of each side so much so that while the White House pointed to the possibility of the Bush tax cuts expiring, House Republican leaders were telling their rank and file that the deal made that scenario less likely.
Its not the greatest deal in the world, Boehner told his troops.
But it shows how much weve changed the terms of the debate in this town, Boehner said on the call, according to a transcript released by the speakers office. There is nothing in this framework that violates our principles. Its all spending cuts.
Come Monday, all eyes will be on House Republicans because they seldom jump in line without a fight.
Boehners lieutenants, including Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), applauded the speaker for pushing the president as far as he could while avoiding the economic and political calamity that could result from a default on the nations debt which the Treasury Department has said will happen after Aug. 2 if...
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When you have it right get set to fight.
Heads will roll in the primaries - again.
GOP surrenders in the face of victory
I think I’m the only one on FR not upset. I never thought it would or could end another way...we simply don’t have the numbers. 2012 is our chance to make a difference and we should be going after Democrats then; we need a Senate majority and a new president - that must be our focus.
Spin aside, what are we actually celebrating / mourning here? Aside from no one liking the deal, I’m curious how good / bad it is ?
We control the House.
LOL, kick the ball charlie, next time I will not move it. Always the next time.
Conservative needs to clean house in 2012
| We said; cut, cut, cut. But it looks like we got; spend, spend, spend. A hamburger today for payment later.
We add another trillion each year to the $14.4 trillion debt and pretend this is responsible?
Once you go off a cliff you can't stop halfway down, and the DeathCare bill that he and Nancy put in place might finish us off.
How much of this final deal was worked out weeks ago between Obama, Boehner, McConnell, Pelosi, and Reid?
The economy is off the table until after the 2012 election and there's no commitment for a BBA. Is that about right? Fire Boehner for not stopping this.
This was never about stopping the spending. Boehner screwed up with the CR in December 2010 and he screwed up here with Boehner 2.0. They should have passed 'Cut, Cap and Balance' as many times as necessary, putting the ball in Cowboy Reid's court until he cries 'uncle.'
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The deal was better than I feared. From an objective of past standards, as opposed to what needs to be done, Boehner took Obama and Reid to the cleaners.
Call it what you like, but you can’t reign in spending until you achieve entitlement reform and you can’t get there without a Senate majority and a new president. It’s really that simple.
Try this one:
If we control the House then we control the spending. Why do we have to negotiate anything?
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