Boehner pulls a Boner...........And lies to America!!!!!!

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    LMAO!! Boner offers up the GOP band aid, but it won't stop the bleeding. Face it folks, the GOP is a dead horse in water. These guys are blowing smoke up the voters ass, and just look at the crew of them around USMB. Boner is speaking loud and clear, he doesn't have the answers, he has no idea what should be cut, or a clue on the taxes. What Plan?? But he sure has a golden tan & a bottle of snake oil!!!! :lol:


    “I don’t have all of the solutions, but I believe if we work with the American people, the American people will want to work with us to come to grips with these challenges that face our country,” said Rep. John Boehner, the House minority leader, as he formally introduced the proposal Thursday at a lumberyard in Virginia.

    Boehner said the unspecified budget cuts in the plan — a rollback of some federal spending to 2008 levels and budget caps — would save $1 trillion over the next 10 years. He acknowledged, though, that the reductions are only the “first steps” to a balanced federal budget, which is now swimming in red ink.

    “It wouldn’t come close to balancing the budget,” said Josh Gordon, policy director at the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan deficit reduction group.:clap2:

    “This is the most fiscally irresponsible document ever offered by the GOP,” blogger and columnist Andrew Sullivan wrote Thursday. “It is an act of vandalism against the fiscal balance of the U.S. … It is the opposite of responsible conservatism:eusa_pray:



    Read more: GOP ‘Pledge to America’ infuriates some conservatives - KansasCity.com
     
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    That they might take the House is ridiculous. The Democrats and Indes had better open their eyes and get out the vote. They never did have a workable solution other than going back to Reaganomics.

    Did they ever unveil any plan last Wednesday? They always say they will and come up with blank pages in a book that they simply wave around.

    Worst thing about Rs taking the House? John Boehner will be Speaker.
     
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    a trillion over TEN YEARS? I really can't believe the Republicans produced a document bragging about saving 100B per year.
     
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    While I find the GOP's economic "solutions" laughable, I certainly wouldn't go so far as to suggest that the GOP is "dead in the water".

    They know perfectly well how to appeal to the conceits and fears of their clueless partisans and on the fence independents.

    And given that Obama has alienated much of his former support, and given that unemployment is still high, I fully expect the GOP to win many seats in the HoR and Senate, too.

    I'm not happy about that, but there it is.
     
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    People are unpleased with the progress the dems have made but have even less respect for the republicans.

    I think the seats lost wont be as many as some fear.
     
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    Not 1oo billion, the Democrats are spending over a trillion a year in deficit. If the Republicans cut down to where they SAVE 100 billion a year then we are talking of a 1trillion 100 billion saving every year.
     
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    Good. Since I can find nothing in Boehner's "plan" as to HOW he or the GOP intend to do this, perhaps you can enlighten us?
     
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    This is why the GOP needs massive reform, and more change is coming for them. It is good for the Party. Once they become actual Republicans instead of Democrats and DC pigs, we will have a stronger alternative to actually reform government.

    If they mention a balanced budget, or only going back to outrageous 2008 levels, it is clear the Party leadership needs to be overhauled, or woken up at the least. I know it is a start, but the overall goal is to trim government down to half of it's spending levels, reduce the deficit before our kids have to pay for it, get a surplus, and reduce taxation for all. Then there is major business ethics reform needed, and a recognition that Wall Street only kicked ass because they screwed millions of Americans out of jobs. The rich need to be asked how much better they think they are compared to their mid level employees, and watch their staggering admissions.

    Government, corporate, and globalization reform. A large and perhaps overwhelming project, but not something we can't do with good leadership and focused management.
     
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    Unspecified cuts -

    aka more GOP deficits.
     
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    Conservatives seem more upset with this 'Pledge' thing than anyone. Was that the GOP's plan?

    lol
     

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