Thread: Itís No Deal, Itís A Sellout
#1 Itís No Deal, Itís A Sellout
04-10-2011, 03:45 AM
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John Boehner has just given away the Republican victory of 2010 at the bargaining table. Like the proverbial Uncle Sam who always wins the war but loses the peace, he has unilaterally disarmed the Republican Party by showing that he will not shut down the government and will, instead, willingly give way on even the most modest of cuts in order to avoid it. He now has no arrows left in his quiver.
Having failed to stand firm for just $61 billion in cuts in a budget of $3.7 trillion, how can we expect him to stand firm over the debt limit extension or the 2012 budget? We canít. The excellent budget proposals of Paul Ryan are no more than a pipe dream now. Boehner has He sold us out now and heíll sell us out again.
This concession makes it clear that:
* Obamacare will not be defunded.
* The EPA will not be blocked from regulating carbon.
* The NLRB will not be stopped from forcing an end to secret ballots in union contests.
* Medicaid will not be block granted and turned over to the states.
* Welfare spending will not be cut nor work requirements imposed.
* The FCC will not be stopped from regulating talk radio.
In short, we have accomplished nothing by our hard work in 2010.
Except we have learned a lesson.
04-10-2011, 03:52 AM
Let's look at the facts:
House Speaker John Boehner won more cuts than he originally sought and got the Senate to agree to votes to defund the health care reform law and groups like the nation's largest abortion provider Planned Parenthood - once votes Senate Majority leader Harry Reid said he'd never allow to come to the floor.Back on February 3, Reid called $32 billion in cuts "extreme" and "draconian."
Democrats first offered no cuts, then $4 billion, then $6.5 billion, then $33 billion, then settled at $38.5 billion.
Boehner made numerous adjustments to his offer in recent days too, but started at $32 billion, then with a Tea Party push went to $62 billion, then dropped to $40 billion, then $38.5 billion.
Democrats claimed they met Republicans halfway after the $10 billion in cuts that already passed this year were approved. They settled late Friday night at three and a half times more.
Boehner came in $8.5 billion higher than the halfway point between his high offer of $61 billion in cuts and the Democrats opening bid of zero cuts.
There are more cuts to some and there is Ryan's budget proposal.
This 100%'er crap will do nothing but serve to fracture the party and give the Libtards what they want which is Obama for another four years.
This is a positive step for everyone concerned.
People have to learn to look at the bright side of things. This was a win for Conservatives and America.In Memory Of My Friend 1st Sgt. Tim Millsap A Co, 70th Eng. Bn. 3rd Bde 1st AD...K.I.A. 25 April 2005
Liberalism Is The Philosophy Of The Stupid
To Achieve Ordered Liberty You Must Have Moral Order As Well
The libs/dems of today are the Quislings of former years. The cowards who would vote a fraud into office in exchange for handouts from the devil.
04-10-2011, 03:58 AM
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04-10-2011, 08:53 AM
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I've got some respect for Dick Morris, but he's missing the bigger picture.
There was no way in hell we were going to get every thing this time around, and we will be luck to get even 1% of the cuts R. Paul is talking about come next years budget.
We don't control the Senate, and we don't control the WH. In addition to that, we need to make sure that we have dealt with those who are on our side that like the big spending. Yes there were some who thought the cuts went too deep on the GOP side.
We simply will be forced to wait till Jan '13 to get the changes we want.Rest In Peace America
July 4, 1776 - January 20, 2009
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