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Thu Oct 3, 2013, 12:57 PM

Boehner Tells Republicans He Won’t Let the Nation Default

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/us/politics/debt-limit-impasse.html?_r=0

WASHINGTON — With a budget deal still elusive and a deadline approaching on raising the debt ceiling, Speaker John A. Boehner has told colleagues that he is determined to prevent a federal default and is willing to pass a measure through a combination of Republican and Democratic votes, according to one House Republican.

The lawmaker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Mr. Boehner had said he would be willing to violate the so-called Hastert Rule if necessary to pass a debt-limit increase. The informal rule refers to a policy of not bringing to the floor any measure that does not have a majority of Republican votes.

Other Republicans also said Thursday that they got the sense that Mr. Boehner would do whatever was necessary to ensure that the country did not default on its debt.

Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick, Republican of Pennsylvania, who was one of just 22 House Republicans this year who helped Mr. Boehner pass three crucial bills — to avert a fiscal showdown, to provide relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and to pass the Violence Against Women Act — with a majority of Democratic support, said he expected that he may be asked to do so again.

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If this is true, Boehner does something good for once.

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Reply Boehner Tells Republicans He Won’t Let the Nation Default (Original post)
steve2470 Oct 2013 OP
denverbill Oct 2013 #1
steve2470 Oct 2013 #2
Renew Deal Oct 2013 #7
yellowcanine Oct 2013 #12
tosh Oct 2013 #13
magical thyme Oct 2013 #20
Downtown Hound Oct 2013 #3
msanthrope Oct 2013 #4
ananda Oct 2013 #16
Renew Deal Oct 2013 #5
BumRushDaShow Oct 2013 #6
geek tragedy Oct 2013 #8
cynatnite Oct 2013 #9
Bjorn Against Oct 2013 #10
Wounded Bear Oct 2013 #14
Pretzel_Warrior Oct 2013 #11
WillyT Oct 2013 #15
kentuck Oct 2013 #17
RiffRandell Oct 2013 #18
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2013 #19
kydo Oct 2013 #21

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:00 PM

1. I agree. Kudos to Boehner for showing some guts.

He'll probably lose his job for it.

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Response to denverbill (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:01 PM

2. agreed nt

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Response to denverbill (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:03 PM

7. I think this is his last term as speaker anyway

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Response to denverbill (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:20 PM

12. So why doesn't he pass the Senate CR bill AND increase the debt limit now? I will wait for kudos.

Boehner talks a lot. Actual follow through? Not so much. All the while he is saying what he is going to do people are suffering. A real leader would have gotten this done last Friday.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:22 PM

13. +1.

Wait and see.

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Response to denverbill (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:30 PM

20. he's probably already got a little something lined up with one percenter or another

They would be hurt by this too.

These little tyrants threatening to burn down the neighborhood if they don't get their way, would be burning down the estates, mansions and castles, not just the shacks the rest of us peons inhabit.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:02 PM

3. Pretty much what I always thought would happen

The Republicans will eventually cave. They pretty much have to, because there's no where else for them to go. All of this is just a temper tantrum designed to see what they could get out of Obama. And now that they realize they're not going to get shit, they're eventually going to have to give in.

And boy, am I gonna have some fun with a few Republicans I know when they do.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:03 PM

4. HE CAVED!!!! nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:26 PM

16. Lol

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:03 PM

5. Democrats should act like the crazy ones and insist tha the government is funded as well.

No debt limit increase without the gov't open.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:03 PM

6. The crazies will try to make him renege on that! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:04 PM

8. So much for that hostage. nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:05 PM

9. Any chance he's finally willing to do something good for the country?

He's bound to lose his speakership if this is true.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:06 PM

10. I would not cheer him yet, until he backs up his words with action he is not to be trusted

This is a man who is currently holding our nation hostage, just because the person who is holding the gun to the hostage's head says he is not going to shoot does not mean we should trust his words. Boehner has proved this week that he is willing to screw over the entire nation to get his way, there is no reason we should trust him on this especially when he is not willing to say it publicly and instead has his words leaked to the press by an anonymous source.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:23 PM

14. This^^^^

I'll save the accolades for when he actually does it. The check may be in the mail, but I won't believe it until it arrives and doesn't bounce.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:07 PM

11. No, he does something marginally decent. Not good.

 

He should still burn for this.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:24 PM

15. K & R !!!


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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:27 PM

17. He also said he would not shut down the government..??

How good is his word??

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:27 PM

18. While I'm glad, FUCK HIM!

He should have done it in the first place. I hope (if this is true) he comes out looking like the whipping boy that he is. I want to be cruder, but I just let it rip to my husband, who agrees.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:29 PM

19. Well John

Then you're actually admitting (unwittingly perhaps) that you could end the government shutdown today.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 01:38 PM

21. you mean he might do some of his job?

On one hand that's great, and on the other hand what about the shut down but because I am a mutant and have three hands - on another hand why should he get lots of praise for doing what he is supposed to do in the first place? Pass something totally cool like gun reform, immigration reform, rebuilding stimulus, real tax reform, real banking reform, real climate bills and maybe I'd say awesome great job.

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