"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Friday, July 22, 2011

John Boehner: 'No Deal' On Debt Ceiling, Democrats Have 'Done Nothing'

Seems for the last few weeks every time we turn around we are hearing from the media that Speaker Boehner has cut a deal with Obama and the conservative pundits and media go nuts.  This is one of those 'Read my Lips' kind of moments where the Speaker told it like it is today:  Democrats have 'Done Nothing' on the debt ceiling.  In the Senate the Democrat leadership led by Reid along with Obama from the White House let people think the Budget outline had to do with the debt ceiling when it is the Senate budget that has been missing for two years and even now the details have to be filled in.

Speaker Boehner remarks from today on the House floor are below:
"Mr. Speaker, there is a huge gulf between Washington, DC and the American people. They are dealing with tough times. They’re struggling to pay their bills. And they look to Washington, they see politicians who can’t stop spending money -- their money. 
Listen, we’re broke. We need to stop the out-of-control spending spree that’s going on in Washington, DC. 
The House has acted. We passed a bill that raised the debt limit, cuts spending, puts in place real reforms in place, and requires Congress send to the states a Balanced Budget Amendment. It’s called ‘cut, cap, and balance.’ 
We’ve done our job. The Democrats who run Washington have done nothing. They can’t stop spending the American people’s money. They won’t and they refuse. 
The Senate Majority Leader says they still won’t offer a plan to cut spending. Or a plan to raise the debt limit. Frankly, that’s irresponsible. 
Mr. Speaker, where is their plan? 
President Obama talks about being ‘the adult in the room.’ But where is his plan to cut spending and raise the debt limit? 
We’re in the fourth quarter -- and we’re fighting for jobs, we’re fighting for the future, we’re fighting for the American people."
We thought the most important part of the article were the above words of the Speaker without editing.  Here is the rest of the article:
John Boehner: 'No Deal' On Debt Ceiling, Democrats Have 'Done Nothing'
AP/The Huffington Post 
First Posted: 7/22/11 01:18 PM ET Updated: 7/22/11 01:19 PM ET 
WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that the House has "done its job" toward resolving the impasse over raising the government's debt limit and said it was time for the Senate to act. 
"There is no deal. There is no agreement in private" with Democrats, Boehner told reporters at the Capitol as the Senate was voting on a bill pushed through the House by majority Republicans which is called "cut, cap and balance" in pursuit of an accommodation on raising the government's debt limit. The legislation was killed in the Democratic-dominated Senate on a procedural vote by a 51-46 margin. 
Treasury's borrowing authority expires Aug. 2, and the government will be facing default at that time in the absence of legislation to raise the debt limit. 
A testy Boehner said at one point that "at the end of the day, we have a spending problem," blaming that on Democrats and then abruptly declaring an end to his news conference. 
Boehner's appearance came after days of partisan wrangling and the Senate vote on GOP-backed legislation tying an increase in borrowing authority to a substantial program of spending cuts, including restraints on Social Security and Medicare. 
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called on Democrats to produce their own plan.
After the Senate voted to kill the "cut, cap, and balance" bill, Boehner took to the House floor to blast Democrats. 
Read More at:  AOL/Huffington Post
Where is the Obama/Senate plan to reduce spending to produce an agreement on the debt ceiling?  Are they going to remain MIA and let this Country go into default which has never happened before?  Are the Democrats too lazy to come up with a plan or is their plan to blame it all on Republicans who have a plan?

First thing cancelled if the Government defaults should be the birthday party for Obama in Chicago which is actually a huge fundraiser as he continues to keep campaigning which seems to be more important than any financial crises.  Ground the VIP fleet for any trips unless it is an emergency until this whole crises is solved.  Also cancel golf games, parties, etc. of the President using our nickle.  If he cannot come up with a plan, then he needs to quit using our tax dollars for his own enjoyment.  No vacations and no pay for Congress and the White House should get some movement.

If the American people have not taken vacations this year in large numbers, then why should the Obama's be on more vacations this year.  Trip to Brazil during Spring Break, Michelle Obama's trip to Africa with family, and now the Chicago trip as well as a vacation on Martha's Vineyard all on the taxpayers nickle should have everyone up in arms.  That is just a tip of the iceberg for the needless trips they have both taken.  Going to NC for Habitat for Humanity Home is not a necessary trip for Michelle and should be cancelled unless the DNC wants to pay for it.

If the Democrats want to cut the budget, start with cutting the Obama trips around the country along with overseas family trips.  It would be nice if Obama acted like he cared about the American taxpayer just once instead of fleecing us for his and his family's enjoyment.  No more campaign trips unless the DNC pays the full price for AF One would be my demand if I could have my say.  We are over a year out from the election, he has no primary opponent and he is campaigning like he has a big primary.

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