I can say that i do not hold a very high opinion of Boehner, because he is an establishment republican, which basically means that he is just a democrat-light, but after this, I think he gets my respect.
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of slow-walking negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and urged him to name specific cuts in government spending he would support as part of any compromise.
“Let’s be honest. We’re broke. The plan we offered is consistent with the president’s call for a balanced approach,” said the Ohio Republican. “We’re still waiting for the White House” to do the same.”
“Longer the White House slow walks this process, the closer we are” to going over the fiscal cliff, Boehner said.
Emphasis mine, but he is spot on when he says that we are broke and this WH is playing games and writing checks we can’t cash. The response from the left? Three guesses and the first two don’t count:
The White House and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi disputed the assertion within moments.
“The irony of this is that the White House offer had very specific cuts, the GOP counteroffer had almost none,” tweeted communications director Dan Pfeiffer.
Of course they feel that way. We have not yet run out of other people’s money! Again: cuts 10 to 20 years from now, when someone else has to deal with the pain, are NOT cuts. This is a travesty. Ironically, I should mention a reversal that is quite baffling to me:
In remarks on the House floor immediately after Boehner spoke, Pelosi also called on him and the Republican leadership to permit a vote on Obama’s plan to extend expiring tax cuts for most Americans, while letting them lapse at upper incomes. She predicted it would have “overwhelming support.”
When Boosh passed the tax cuts the LSM and the donkeys told us he was stealing from the middle class for his rich buddies. Now, the LSM and the donkeys tell us that what Obama wants is to save give the middle class by giving them a tax cut, and to stick it to the rich. Only problem I have is that Obama’s tax cut is just an extension of most of the same Boosh tax cuts that for 8 years were signs of greedy and evil republicans robbing the middle class to benefit the rich. Suddenly all the rates other than that for the top bracket are acts of holy brilliance? One is left wondering why when Boosh passed them they were criminal. Now, under Obama the rich are making out like bandits. Obama’s buddies are doing even better! How to square this conundrum away?
And no, letting the rates for the rich go up, won’t suddenly make the cuts for the middle class great. All it does is hand the most fiscally insane and debauched gang both more tax payer money to flush down the toilet and another excuse to jack up their already criminal spending. Ask Californians how the nonsense is working for them. It is not a coincidence that they are doing away with statistics they don’t like about the consequences of taxation.
Why can I not get the image of Nero playing his harp while Rome burns out of my head? And yes, Obama is reprising the role of Nero, and the LSM are his praetorian guard. I am mine because that paper shit is gonna be worthless sooner than later. Buy heavy metals. Gold, silver, and lots of lead.