Boehner’s Full Response

…at the link, with the best line of the night highlighted here.

…And over the last six months, we’ve done our best to convince the president to partner with us to do something dramatic to change the fiscal trajectory of our country, something that will boost confidence in our economy, renew a measure of faith in our government, and help small businesses get back on track.

Last week, the House passed such a plan, and with bipartisan support. It’s called the ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance’ Act. It CUTS and CAPS government spending and paves the way for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, which we believe is the best way to stop Washington from spending money it doesn’t have. Before we even passed the bill in the House, the President said he would veto it.

I want you to know I made a sincere effort to work with the president to identify a path forward that would implement the principles of Cut, Cap, & Balance in a manner that could secure bipartisan support and be signed into law. I gave it my all.

Unfortunately, the president would not take yes for an answer...

4 Responses to “Boehner’s Full Response”

  1. JeffS says:


  2. Ave says:

    I’m competely sick of both the Republicans and the Democrats, they both suck. For months our leaders have known that the debt ceiling for our pre-existing debt needed to be raised and they did nothing, and now the United States of America’s credit rating will be downgraded and we’re just like Argentina. What a bunch of incompetent a-hole irresponsible jerks. If you’re thinking of refinancing ANYTHING do it now cuz money in the U.S. of A. is going to cost more whatever they do now. They missed the window, frankly they should all be thrown out of it.

  3. nightfly says:

    Well… I suppose the debt ceiling could be raised. But the real issue is that the ACTUAL DEBT ought to be lowered, and ain’t nobody doing fuck-all about that, is there?

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