Boehner demands trillions in cuts in exchange for debt vote

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    Their effort to do away with Medicare, as we know it, failed .... now this.

    Debt ceiling: John Boehner demands trillions in cuts in exchange for vote - latimes.com

    By Lisa Mascaro and Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
    May 9, 2011, 6:57 p.m.
    Reporting from Washington— House Speaker John A. Boehner said Monday that Republicans wanted trillions in budget cuts in exchange for their vote to increase the nation's borrowing limit and avoid default, adopting a hard line on the party's position in a speech before major players on Wall Street.

    Boehner told the Economic Club of New York that his party wanted specific spending cuts — not future targets that would trigger spending reductions or revenue increases, as President Obama has proposed.
     
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    Yeah... SO?????
     
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    they keep digging themselves into a hole they're never going to get out of.
     
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    :eusa_eh:

    You mean, the hole gets deeper?
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Here's the question I'll be asking the next time I vote:

    If the answer is "yes," you're not getting my vote.
     
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    That is for sure and someday those who govern will realize that they can't just keep spending like there is no tomorrow. ;)

    Of course, by then it will be too late.

    Although I get the feeling you meant the Republicans and you were not talking about our debt.

    Immie
     
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    Specific cuts as in.. Programs that help the poor? Or things such as NPR and Planned Parenthood that have hardly one iota of bearing on the Debt?.. Or anything but defense?.. Oh yeah, this guy's serious.. :thup:.

    Him and his ultra-rich backers nearly have a heart attack at the mention of cutting Oil Subsidies.. Or raising taxes on the rich.. Or actually making corporations pay their fair share.. Corporate Welfare is twice as worse as any other type, but you'll never hear Boehner or any other Republican leader mention that. It's all about the seniors! :thup:..
     
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    I suppose well always have enough ink and paper to print USD, even after the Sun Explodes.

    :confused:
     
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    i mean them undermining the full faith and credit of this country is imbecilic.

    and while i agree that the debt has to be addressed, one shouldn't cut one's income when one has bills to pay. so you'll forgive me if i'm not all torn up about it.
     

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