Thursday, May 05, 2011

Boehner Jumps off a Trillion Story Cliff

Boehner takes a cue from the Obama playbook and writes a check that he can't cash -
House Speaker John Boehner voiced optimism on Thursday about new deficit-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden, but said Republicans will not vote to raise the debt limit without trillions of dollars in spending cuts.

"I'm always optimistic that these conversations will lead somewhere," Boehner said shortly after Biden opened the first meeting of a seven-member, bipartisan congressional group.

"I wish them well. I hope we that we can come to some agreement and as soon as possible," said Boehner.

The speaker reaffirmed his position that he and his fellow Republicans would not agree to an increase in the U.S. debt limit with budget reforms and "real spending cuts."

Asked to define "real spending cuts," Boehner said, "It is time to start talking about trillions" of dollars, instead of the billions and tens of billions debated in earlier budget battles this year.
The Real Effect
Wow, such tough talk coming from the Republicans. They're showing that they're serious about thinking on voting a resolution to consider bi-partisan action on spending and stuff. And they mean it mister!  You put that checkbook down pronto! Else they might campaign some more about possibly cutting a few dollars.

In all actuality this is nothing more then pre-election peackocking. Both sides of the aisle sense a growing anger at the political class and they smell the absolute evisceration coming in future elections. So it naturally follows that they are positioning themselves to look  at least as authentic as White House photo-op. Lest anyone doubt this conclusion, let us consider the last great Republican hope, Scott Brown.

Earth to Boehner, we're in a car 20 feet from a cliff at 80mph. You need to get this car stopped NOW! Not a few MPH every few minutes and certainly not "trillions of (Federal Reserve) dollars" over the course of 20 years. Close the Dept of Education, close the TSA, close the BAFTA, end the War on Drugs We Don't Make Here, end property taxes, end the Income Tax and above all CLOSE THE FEDERAL RESERVE!!!

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