John Boehner (R-OH) Walks Out on Debt Talks

Boehner, in a letter circulated to the House Republican rank and file, said he had withdrawn from the talks with Obama because “in the end, we couldn’t connect. He said he would turn instead to negotiations with leaders of the Senate,which is controlled by majority Democrats.

The disconnect in the talks with the White House, Boehner said, was “not because of different personalities, but because of different visions for our country.”

The talks had veered uncertainly for weeks, generating reports as late as Thursday that the two sides were possibly closing in on an agreement to cut $3 trillion in spending and add as much as $1 trillion in possible revenue while increasing the government’s borrowing authority of $2.4 trillion.


Boehner’s statement HERE.

Boehner said the talks broke down because he and Obama had agreed to $800 billion in revenue (READ: TAX)  increases (over 10 years), but Obama decided to ratchet that up to $1.2 trillion. On top of that, Obama was not serious about cutting spending. No surprise there.

Video here:

The Dems accuse Republicans of being the ‘party of no’, which we should take as a compliment. The Dems can never say no to raising taxes.  And when the debt ceiling is raised, it will just give Obama that much more to spend.

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2 thoughts on “John Boehner (R-OH) Walks Out on Debt Talks”

  1. I’m a Libertarian who has the attitude that when it comes to Republican and Democrats… It’s the same shit in a different pile.

    I think the Republican party is showing their true colors on the debt ceiling issue. They are protecting their rich, wealthy backing. They refuse to accept that the United States can no longer afford to keep the Bush Tax Cuts.

    They, the Republicans, want to see cuts being made that hurt the lowest class of American Citizen, the poor, the elderly, and those who depend on public aid because of the economy they created.

    I think it is irresponsible behavior to say, “To Hell with American Citizen”. They got rich exporting jobs, they got rich outsourcing to foreign countries, they got rich off NAFTA, they got rich off of government bailouts, they got rich off Reagan tax cuts…. They continue to grow richer as the average America can’t find work and has lost his/her home.

    How dare the Republicans try to stick the Middle Class and poor with a burden they created.

    I want to be clear. I am not in favor of a welfare state. I think the system is abused and over used by those who don’t need it. But we are in an economic depression and trying to stick the poor and elderly with cuts to money they desperately need should be criminal.

    1. Terry,
      The burden Republicans created??? You’ve GOT to be kidding.

      If you really believe everything you just wrote, you’re no libertarian. I’m a libertarian-leaning conservative and Tea Party supporter myself , and I believe that NO ONE should be paying more taxes, especially in an economy like this. Cut government waste and stop the exhorbitant discretionary spending.

      Some facts:

      I would pound it into the heads of Americans that the reason our economy is in such crappy shape, is because of the wild-assed spending that keeps busting through whatever debt ceiling we have, from administration to administration. Obama took a bad economy and made it worse by destroying America’s financial stability. The Democrats started this economic train wreck back in 2004 with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and compounded this disaster by using our taxes to bail out their own mistakes. The DEMS were in control of both houses from 2005 through 2010. During their latest reign, they took our country to hell in a socialist handbasket with hostile government-forced takeovers and the engineered collapse of the banking infrastructure. ObamaCare, the so-called stimulus, and government takovers of banks, insurance companies, and 2/3rds of the auto industry, are having disastrous effects on the economy:

      Wealth envy is indicative of a socialist, not a libertarian. You have a lot in common with Obama’s “spread the wealth” shit, which means taking from those who earn and giving to those who do not. No Terry, most wealthy people didn’t get that way by “exporting jobs, outsourcing, government bailouts….blah….blah….blah…” They got there by hard work, perseverence, taking risks, and employing people. Democrats, in their quest to erradicate the “evil rich” have all but decimated our economy. There are basic tenets of economics that Dems fail to understand: By cutting taxes and spending and allowing free market capitalism (consumers and entreprenuers) to separate the wheat from the chaff, it strengthens the economy and creates jobs. The top 1% of taxpayers in this country earn about 20% of the income, and yet they pay close to 40% of the income taxes. In addition, you do not reward failure with taxpayer-funded bailouts and penalize success with more taxes.

      To justify his tactics, Obama holds up seniors and the disabled as a fear factor. The reason Social Security is broke is due to years of government pilfering. If the money we paid into it had been left alone for that purpose, it wouldn’t be in dire straights. But that can be said for a lot of things the government does.

      We are in serious trouble. Moodys and Standard & Poor’s keeps raising their own red flags with the looming threat of losing our AAA rating. The last time we lost our high credit rating was just after Pearl Harbor. Obama has created his own Pearl Harbor with a kamakazi-style attack on our Democratic Republic. His visceral hatred for successful entrepreneurs and support for union thugs—not the working people who struggle through life under the strain of increasing government intrusion—is reflected in every one of his domestic policies.

      Oh and by the way, Obama’s Treasury Secretary (a known tax cheat) wants to raise taxes on Middle Class small business owners so that government won’t have to be shrunk:

      You know, it’s funny how the rich Dems raise taxes to ”help the poor”, yet will do what every wealthy person does and have their accountants find huge write-offs to LOWER their taxes. The Democrats mantra of “soak the rich” isn’t necessarily meant for rich Democrats. They laugh all the way to the bank, too. They’re just not as public about it.

      Take a gander at just some of your beloved Democratic politicians and business moguls:
      Only ONE of the individuals on the list of top 25 527 committee donors is a Republican. The rest are flaming liberal democrats with ties to lunatic fringe elements like “”:,Rich,Irony

      Another point:

      Revenues did not fall because of a tax rate cut; there was no tax rate cut between 2007 and 2009. Revenues did not fall because of some giveaway to the rich. In fact, the problem was just the opposite. Revenues fell because there were fewer rich, and the rich made less money — just as class warriors wanted. We had a progressive tax structure that relied on the rich getting richer. Then we got what we wished for: for the rich to become like us. So now we’re all broke. We had a bubble-based tax system, and the bubble burst.

      ……Discussions of how much to tax the rich are ever more akin to fiddling while Rome is burning. Before you can get money from the rich, you have to have rich households, and they have to have money. You can’t tax what you’ve destroyed.

      I grew up in a blue-collar family in a working class neighborhood. I’ve seen both ends of the economic spectrum, and I’m very up close and personal with people who occupy every part of it. I know how they got where they are, whether they tried to better themselves, and if not, why they never did. To simply brush aside the reasons for poverty and blame it on the big bad Republican boogey man is just plain stupid. To act as if many poor people aren’t responsible for their own economic status, takes a pretty complicated set of cerebral blinders. But, leftwingnuts rarely surprise me anymore.
      Being jealous of the rich and overly guilt-ridden about the poor is a condition of socialist bohemians who don’t have a real job:

      We have a $14+ trillion dollar debt, uncontrolled borrowing and spending, higher taxes on the horizon. The economy is in a nosedive, the total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, now stands at 16.2%.:

      There’s been a lengthy history of government mismanagement now exacerbated by a Marxist regime that refuses to stop gouging people for their class war. You want forced equal distribution of wealth, regardless of whether or not you’ve earned it. Just don’t touch your money.

      Like Margaret Thatcher said: “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
      SFC MAC

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