Tag Archive: Eric Cantor

Boehner Stays on Defense

Rep. Boehner apparently misinterpreted conservative demands that he toughen it out on fiscal cliff negotiations.  He came out with a very short press release this morning and did nothing more than tell Obama to take  or leave the GOP’s plan or come up with his own.

I disagree with this approach (yeah, I rarely cut Boehner any slack).  It’s not the President’s job to propose this, it’s Congress’s and specifically the House of Representatives.  Boehner … Read more

Why We Must Do What Reagan Did

Reports are that the budget talks are falling apart. The Democrats have agreed to several trillion in budget cuts. But the GOP is refusing to budge even a little bit on taxation.

If I read the reports correctly, we would get something like five dollars in spending cuts for every dollar in tax increases. This is far better deal than we got under Reagan, Bush 41 or Clinton. The GOP should hold out as … Read more