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Fri Sep 27, 2013, 07:32 AM

 

Boehner is a weak cowardly man. Pathetic.

so here's what evidently will happen regarding the debt ceiling. today, sometime after 12:30, the senate will vote on a budget. the budget will pass and be sent to the house where bonehead has given in to the teahadists.

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Republicans said they would agree to increase the debt limit to avert a mid-October default only if Democrats accepted a list of Republican priorities, including a one-year delay of the health care law, a tax overhaul and a broad rollback of environmental regulations.

At the same time, Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio signaled he was not ready to abandon a spending fight that could shut down the federal government as soon as Tuesday. Asked whether he would put a stopgap spending bill to a vote free of Republican policy prescriptions, he answered, “I do not see that happening.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/us/politics/house-gop-leaders-list-conditions-for-raising-debt-ceiling.html

Even the one year delay of the ACA isn't enough for the repuke terrorists in the house:

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While the House and Senate struggled for agreement on a government-funding plan, Mr. Boehner was wrestling with the more daunting task of persuading members of his own party to support an increase in the federal debt ceiling.

Some of the most conservative House members were wary of the Republican leadership's plan to pass a one-year extension of government borrowing authority, even though it would be linked to a yearlong delay of the health law and other prized GOP policy goals. They expressed concern that the bill wouldn't cut spending enough and questioned the strategy of moving forward in the midst of a separate budget fight.

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303342104579099151237112452.html

Insane, irresponsible, vile terrorist nutjobs:

Wonkbook: The House’s debt-ceiling bill is…wow

John Boehner isn't even trying to pretend his House of Representatives is a sane place anymore.

The House GOP's debt limit bill -- obtained by the National Review -- isn't a serious governing document. It's not even a plausible opening bid. It's a cry for help.

In return for a one-year suspension of the debt ceiling, House Republicans are demanding a yearlong delay of Obamacare, Rep. Paul Ryan’s tax reform plan, the Keystone XL pipeline, more offshore oil drilling, more drilling on federally protected lands, rewriting of ash coal regulations, a suspension of the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to regulate carbon emissions, more power over the regulatory process in general, reform of the federal employee retirement program, an overhaul of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations, more power over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s budget, repeal of the Social Services Block Grant, more means-testing in Medicare, repeal of the Public Health trust fund, and more.

It's tempting to think that this is Boehner teaching his conference a lesson. They told him what they wanted, and he's going to let them have it -- good and hard. House Republicans are walking into the debt-ceiling negotiations with an opening bid that makes them look ridiculous. This looks like an Onion parody of what the House's debt-ceiling demands might be. It's a wonder it's not written in comic sans.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/26/wonkbook-the-houses-debt-ceiling-bill-is-wow/

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Fri Sep 27, 2013, 08:13 AM

1. No matter his party, he's the worst Speaker in my lifetime.

The history books will not be kind.

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Fri Sep 27, 2013, 08:21 AM

2. I'm ususally hesitant to talk about how history

 

will view a given political figure, but I agree; Boehner will not be treated kindly by historians

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 11:41 AM

3. Um, Newt?

 

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