Skip to comments.Boehner offers to take debt limit off the table
Posted on 12/16/2012 5:20:21 PM PST by Hoodat
House Speaker John A. Boehner has offered to push any fight over the federal debt limit off for a year, a major concession that would deprive Republicans of leverage in the budget battle but is breathing new life into stalled talks over the year-end fiscal cliff.
The offer came Friday, according to people in both parties familiar with the talks, as part of the latest effort by Boehner (R-Ohio) to strike a deal with President Obama to replace more than $500 billion in painful deficit-reduction measures set to take effect in January.
With the national debt already bumping up against the $16.4 trillion cap set last year, Congress risks a government default unless it acts to raise the debt ceiling in the next few months.
Many Republicans had argued that party leaders should use the threat of default to demand additional spending cuts from Obama. But Boehners offer would head off that potentially nasty fight at least until the end of next year.
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They have surrendered tax cuts AND debt limit.
wow. for what exactly?
No deal woud be better
What a fool.
No balls Boner. He’s just a stiff old prick.
Bonehead is no leader. He is an appeaser.
I swear all we’re missing from 1930s Germany is the White House fire - ie reichstag fire.
There is no GOP. We are on our own.
The Speaker has been giving and giving trying to reach agreement - what has Obama done - nothing - he just stands there in his emporor’s pose waiting for Boehner to kiss his gluteous maximus. Enough is enough!!
better be for no AWB and no dream act.
AND THERE IT IS.
Would love to have 1 hour with Bonehead at a Texas Hold-em table.
The GOP is a plate of awesome with a side of awesome sauce and awesome cream for desert!
What the Hell would we do without these guys? Good thing we pay them so much and donate so much money to them, otherwise we could not have the best and the brightest like old John here.
That drunk needs to go.
This guy is a Democrat mole.
Boner’s afraid that Ubama won’t invite him on any golf outings where they can have some alone time in the bushes behind the back nine.
Boehner is an idiot who is only negotiating with himself.
He’s not going to as for anything in return except a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff”. He is a retard.
Wouldn’t the House be a better parallel?
That putrid piece of sceptic Obamastuff should be flushed immediately.
We are witnessing the death of the Republican party.
Obama doesn’t want a year he wants the power to raise the limit at his command. Anyone who didn’t think that the debt ceiling was going to be raised above it’s present value is delusional.
I'll wait until Boner announces it before I believe.
Now, our Congress is expected to rubber-stamp, to legitimize the diktats of the tyrant Obama.
Don't do it.
Good God in Heaven, how long do we have to wait for the Republicans to flush this turd Boehner down the toilet and get somebody with a spine as Speaker?? I can’t take this weakling p.o.s. crybaby anymore!!
You just fought a campaign. You lost two big battles. (Senate and Presidency). Yet you still have an intact army with some of your best young troops itching for a fight. Pity they are commanded by a weepy fellow who instead of retreating to high tactical ground in order deliver a definitive counter stroke, he meekly surrenders without a fight.
wow. for what exactly?
No deal would be better”
To me it looks like Boehner is taking away Obama’s excuses for cutting spending. Don't worry, Obama isn't going to agree to this proposal either because it means real spending cuts. That's Obama’s kryptonite
Is Boehner willing to crown Obama king? That seems to be the only thing left to do.
Sometimes you just have to wonder, what does Obama have on these guys?
Is this guy completely incompetent? Don’t answer that - I already know the answer.
He is offering to give away his biggest leverage to get nothing in return. Not only that, but he is enabling another couple of trillion in debt. For what???
HE HAS GOT TO GO!!!
Since no matter what you do, you are damned if you do damned if you don't.... do what is right or get the hell out of the way.
I have probably voted for my last time.
Is it possible to get rid of this slime? Like, stat? Recall?
We see it as incompetence, but it is really that he is being blackmailed having some very drity history he doesn’t want outed. The practice is the basis of democrat operations which neuter the republicants.
Boehner is a cowardly piece of work.
We see it as incompetence, but it is really that he is being blackmailed having some very dirty history he doesn’t want outed. The practice is the basis of democrat operations which neuter the republicants.
Bye bye Miss American Pie......
Exactly. Just as Obama is a muslim mole.
Could we please get a LEADER, that the lib’s don’t have blackmail pictures of?!?!?
Never in the history of mankind has the fate of so many rested upon the fortitude of so few...
Weaper of the House = Cheap suit folded!
No pictures will be released?
Boehner will keep getting invited to the right parties?
Boehner is a sleeper agent who has been activated?
I really hate the GOP
The Republic was lost long before Boehner offered to push the debt limit fight off for another year.
Obama has won twice now. He RAN on raising taxes AND spending gobs of money we don't have. The public approve of him. Worse, the public not only like him, they WANT to continue to like him and give him every benefit of the doubt. The American public is primed to blame Republicans if their taxes go up, and all the GOP feels it can really do now is avoid a catastrophic political defeat. The American people are simply NOT with us.
Yes, we have the House. Some take solace in that. The ugly truth is we held that purely due to gerrymandering. More people voted for a Democratic House candidate than a Republican one - by over a million votes.
We've likely already crossed the tipping point. There are just too many takers and non producers voting themselves more freebies. Our immigrants don't care about this country by and large, and simply vote for the socialist candidates they voted for back home (Mexico mostly).
So no, Boehner isn't the main problem. He's not charismatic and not persuasive, but it is unlikely anyone else could take over and do much better at this particular point in time. The problem is, the public agrees with Obama and the Democrats more than us. There is not a silent majority of traditional Americans out there ready to rise up and save the republic. That time has passed. We are a European social welfare state now, and will likely follow Greece's path down the crapper.
Hey...as long as Boehner’s golf handicap is still in the single digits... everything is fine. Puke.
Maybe he’ll call for an Obama dictatorship
i debated and thought o-hole’s den of snakes would work better for their false flag, burning the first black president out of the house Lincoln lived in.
Johnny Bendover. The leader for losers!
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