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Qtec
01-21-2011, 07:41 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 17pt'>Boehner On What Spending Cuts The House GOP Plans To Enact: ‘You’re Asking Me?’</span>

During their sure-footed campaign to achieve a Republican majority this year, Republicans continually floundered over their promise to cut government spending. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>A remarkable number weren’t able to list even one cut they’d make from the federal budget.</span>

But now the House Republicans have Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) at the helm, a politician who promises “to take a new approach that hasn’t been tried in Washington before.” Boehner claims “it’s not rocket science” to cut government spending. And yet, like his party brethren, Boehner’s “new approach” falls flat on specifics. When pushed to name one program he’d cut earlier this month, he was equally ignorant: “I don’t think I have one off the top of my head.”

The Speaker’s continued lack of substance is leaving his flock without direction as they struggle to construct a resolution on their campaign pledge to “roll back domestic spending to the 2008 appropriations levels” for next Tuesday. Set to hit the floor hours before the State of the Union, Republican lawmakers still couldn’t name specifics during their committee meeting on the resolution. <span style='font-size: 17pt'>But rather than offer any reassuring message of leadership, Boehner opted for an incredulous ignorance of the entire process: “You’re asking me?”:</span>

Neither House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), nor House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) even attended a House Rules Committee hearing on the resolution Wednesday. Democrats pounced in what became a freewheeling, sometimes comical proceeding. And while Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is very much driving the train, he has kept himself divorced from the details of what represents an average 18 percent cut from 2010 spending levels.

“You’re asking me?” Boehner laughed, when asked by POLITICO how he thought the cuts would be first implemented in a stopgap spending bill next month. “I know how to delegate.”

By “delegating” out his job, Boehner can now hide behind the flanks of his subordinates without really reaping the backlash. With their leader in the rear, GOP lawmakers are out in front with a $2.5 trillion hatchet job on the federal budget. Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (OH) unveiled the “Spending Reduction Act” today, a bill that “proposes the elimination or drastic reduction of more than 50 government programs,” including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and 15 percent of federal jobs. Perhaps to overcompensate for the other broken promises, Jordan is pushing the GOP pledge to cut back to 2008 levels even further back to 2006 spending levels.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>While House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) merely “applauds” the “effort,” Boehner, of course, is “seeking to minimize exposure to attacks from the opposition,” and thus is “unlikely” to push these cuts hard.</span> Whether he’ll ever offer any clear plan of his own, however, </div></div>


Clueless. No idea and no vision.

Its all a game for them. Its better than working for a living.

Q

Sev
01-21-2011, 07:57 AM
You just realized that???
Well at least its a start.

Gayle in MD
01-21-2011, 01:32 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 17pt'>Boehner On What Spending Cuts The House GOP Plans To Enact: ‘You’re Asking Me?’</span>

During their sure-footed campaign to achieve a Republican majority this year, Republicans continually floundered over their promise to cut government spending. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>A remarkable number weren’t able to list even one cut they’d make from the federal budget.</span>

But now the House Republicans have Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) at the helm, a politician who promises “to take a new approach that hasn’t been tried in Washington before.” Boehner claims “it’s not rocket science” to cut government spending. And yet, like his party brethren, Boehner’s “new approach” falls flat on specifics. When pushed to name one program he’d cut earlier this month, he was equally ignorant: “I don’t think I have one off the top of my head.”

The Speaker’s continued lack of substance is leaving his flock without direction as they struggle to construct a resolution on their campaign pledge to “roll back domestic spending to the 2008 appropriations levels” for next Tuesday. Set to hit the floor hours before the State of the Union, Republican lawmakers still couldn’t name specifics during their committee meeting on the resolution. <span style='font-size: 17pt'>But rather than offer any reassuring message of leadership, Boehner opted for an incredulous ignorance of the entire process: “You’re asking me?”:</span>

Neither House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), nor House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) even attended a House Rules Committee hearing on the resolution Wednesday. Democrats pounced in what became a freewheeling, sometimes comical proceeding. And while Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is very much driving the train, he has kept himself divorced from the details of what represents an average 18 percent cut from 2010 spending levels.

“You’re asking me?” Boehner laughed, when asked by POLITICO how he thought the cuts would be first implemented in a stopgap spending bill next month. “I know how to delegate.”

By “delegating” out his job, Boehner can now hide behind the flanks of his subordinates without really reaping the backlash. With their leader in the rear, GOP lawmakers are out in front with a $2.5 trillion hatchet job on the federal budget. Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (OH) unveiled the “Spending Reduction Act” today, a bill that “proposes the elimination or drastic reduction of more than 50 government programs,” including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and 15 percent of federal jobs. Perhaps to overcompensate for the other broken promises, Jordan is pushing the GOP pledge to cut back to 2008 levels even further back to 2006 spending levels.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>While House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) merely “applauds” the “effort,” Boehner, of course, is “seeking to minimize exposure to attacks from the opposition,” and thus is “unlikely” to push these cuts hard.</span> Whether he’ll ever offer any clear plan of his own, however, </div></div>


Clueless. No idea and no vision.

Its all a game for them. Its better than working for a living.

Q </div></div>

The "Weeper" is about as relevant as "the Digger."

He has to stay low, you know, turn down all invitations, unless they're fund raisers, of course, because he's afraid to be photographed, AGAIN, drunk and blubbering all over himself, or worse yet, be asked about his vast promises for all of those jobs, LMAO!
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Gee, they've been in there for weeks, now, so where are all of those jobs, anyway?

And that deficit they're all so worried about, LMAO, what the hell are they waiting for, haven't seen a single measurable cut in anything, and in fact, they havve increased the deficit!!!! My goodness, who woulda thunk it..

This is going to be hilarious.


If they couldn't read a 2,000 page document, in a year, what can we expect, LOL. They STILL don't know what the hell is in it, so they just made up lots of scary BS for all of their terrified little assault weapon zealots...chock full of fear mongering propaganda..,, Hmmmm, that reminds me of another Regime....LOL

The new Affordable Care Act, for example actually strengthens Medicare....and saves money all around.
G.

pooltchr
01-21-2011, 05:01 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">[If they couldn't read a 2,000 page document, in a year, what can we expect, LOL. They STILL don't know what the hell is in it,

G. </div></div>

If they had it for a year, then why did Nancy tell them they would have to pass it before they could find out what was in it????????????????

You're just toooooooooooooo easy!

Steve

Sev
01-21-2011, 06:07 PM
Wow they act if the new congress has been seated for almost a year.

LWW
01-22-2011, 03:51 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pooltchr</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">[If they couldn't read a 2,000 page document, in a year, what can we expect, LOL. They STILL don't know what the hell is in it,

G. </div></div>

If they had it for a year, then why did Nancy tell them they would have to pass it before they could find out what was in it????????????????

You're just toooooooooooooo easy!

Steve </div></div>

Yes, it was just the other day the left was explaining her comment as being valid because the bill wasn't finished until the last second.

What's am,azing is that the far left is so easily duped that they actually believed in the conflicting "TRUTHS" of:

1 - The bill is so urgently needed that we don't have time to release it to the public before voting on it.

2 - We need to take 4 years to implement it.

LWW

LWW
01-22-2011, 03:53 AM
Why no link Snoopy?

Could it be that you know it was from a moonbat crazy source and that a $2,500,000,000,000.00 spending reduction list has been released?

LWW

Sev
01-22-2011, 09:00 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pooltchr</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">[If they couldn't read a 2,000 page document, in a year, what can we expect, LOL. They STILL don't know what the hell is in it,

G. </div></div>

If they had it for a year, then why did Nancy tell them they would have to pass it before they could find out what was in it????????????????

You're just toooooooooooooo easy!

Steve </div></div>

Yes, it was just the other day the left was explaining her comment as being valid because the bill wasn't finished until the last second.

What's am,azing is that the far left is so easily duped that they actually believed in the conflicting "TRUTHS" of:

1 - The bill is so urgently needed that we don't have time to release it to the public before voting on it.

2 - We need to take 4 years to implement it.

LWW </div></div>

That last is quite funny as it speaks to the politics or reelection and triangulation.

LWW
01-22-2011, 01:36 PM
And the fact that they know the far left will nod their collectivist heads in unison no matter story is put on the spoon by the regime.

Remeber, we needed Obamacare because:

1 - People were losing coverage.

2 - Health care was too expensive.

3 - Insurance companies were denying care.

4 - The bureaucracy was overwhelming.

Now, the "SOLUTION" to these problems gives us:

1 - People still losing coverage.

2 - Health care that's even more expensive.

3 - Gubmint denying care.

4 - A bureaucracy even more overwhelming.

and the O-cult believes that it's all good, and we can't have repeal because that cause:

1 - People losing coverage.

2 - Health care being too expensive.

3 - Insurance companies denying care.

4 - A bureaucracy being overwhelming.

LWW

Sev
01-23-2011, 10:03 AM
Ever see a snake eat its own tail?