Boehner’s Approach to Hold Obama Accountable for Debt

Since Obama has done nothing besides blame Bush, don’t expect the accountability for his own fuckups to go over very well.

Fox News has received details of the “Two-Step Approach to Hold President Obama Accountable” that Speaker John Boehner will pitch to his fellow House Republicans Monday at closed-door conference meeting. The pitch centers on new legislation that includes a $1.2 trillion cap on discretionary spending.

The approach was received from a senior GOP leadership aide and reads as follows:

“Two-Step Approach to Hold President Obama Accountable

Republicans insisted if the President wants his debt ceiling increase, the American people will require serious spending cuts and reforms. This two-step approach meets House Republicans’ criteria by (1) making spending cuts that are larger than any debt ceiling increase; (2) implementing spending caps to restrain future spending; and (3) advancing the cause of the Balanced Budget Amendment – without tax hikes on families and job creators. While this is not the House-passed “Cut, Cap, & Balance,” it is a package that reflects the principles of Cut, Cap, & Balance. Here is more information on the plan:

–Cuts That Exceed The Debt Hike. The framework would cut and cap discretionary spending immediately, saving $1.2 trillion over 10 years (subject to CBO confirmation), and raise the debt ceiling by less – up to $1 trillion.

–Caps To Control Future Spending. The framework imposes spending caps that would establish clear limits on future spending and serve as a barrier against government expansion while the economy grows. Failure to remain below these caps will trigger automatic across-the-board cuts (otherwise known as sequestration).

–Balanced Budget Amendment. The framework advances the cause of the Balanced Budget Amendment by requiring the House and Senate to vote on the measure after October 1, 2011 but before the end of the year, allowing the American people time to build sufficient support for this popular reform.

–Entitlement Reforms & Savings. The framework creates a Joint Committee of Congress that is required to report legislation that would produce a proposal to reduce the deficit by at least $1.8 trillion over 10 years. Each Chamber would consider the proposal of the Joint Committee on an up-or-down basis without any amendments. If the proposal is enacted, then the President would be authorized to request a debt limit increase of $1.6 trillion.

–No Tax Hikes. The framework included no tax hikes, a key principle that Republicans have been fighting for since day one.”
http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/07/25/basics-boehner-s-pitch-gop-conference

The Dems want to continue to spend us into oblivion and they’re not interested in cutting taxes.  Pork barrel projects and Obama’s socialist agenda need funding.  ‘Fiscal responsibility’  is a foreign concept.

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1 thought on “Boehner’s Approach to Hold Obama Accountable for Debt”

  1. Dan from NYC

    It’s a start but needs to go much further. If we were to cut military, Medicaid, Medicare by 40% and all other spending by 50% and increase revenues by a mere 8% we would kill deficit spending and start to have a surplus in 2013. The surplus should be used to reduce the debt.

    If we did this it would look like this:

    2013 $0.3 T
    2014 $0.5 T
    2015 $0.6 T
    2016 $0.6 T
    2017 $0.6 T
    2018 $0.7 T
    2019 $0.6 T
    2020 $0.8 T
    2021 $0.7 T

    This comes to $5.4 T debt reduction over 9 years. Extended out and with further cuts in the future as social programs are scaled back to zero can put us in a debt neutral position in 25 to 30 years.

    $14.5 T is that huge a debt.

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