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Boehner to GOP: ‘Get your a** in line’

July 27, 2011 by  

Boehner to GOP: ‘Get your a** in line’

As the Aug. 2 deadline for raising the debt limit approaches, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is attempting to martial Republican support for his bill. After originally presenting the bill on Monday (seeking a vote today), the Speaker has since moved the vote on the bill to Thursday, needing time to make changes after the bill was poorly received by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

“Speaker John Boehner told GOP lawmakers Wednesday morning to ‘get your ass in line’ behind his debt ceiling bill, saying the Senate will fold and pass it,” read an article for POLITICO. “‘This is the bill,’ Boehner said in a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Wednesday morning. ‘I can’t do this job unless you’re behind me.’”

The CBO found that Boehner’s bill was $150 billion short of its goal of cutting $1 trillion in spending. In a statement announcing the need to revise the bill, Boehner said: “We’re here to change Washington — no more smoke-and-mirrors, no more ‘phantom cuts.’ We promised that we will cut spending more than we increase the debt limit — with no tax hikes — and we will keep that promise. As we speak, Congressional staff are looking at options to adjust the legislation to meet our pledge. This is what can happen when you have an actual plan and submit it for independent review — which the Democrats who run Washington have refused to do.”

According to his website, Boehner’s bill would: “(1) make spending cuts that are larger than any debt ceiling increase; (2) implement spending caps to restrain future spending; and (3) advance the cause of the Balanced Budget Amendment — without tax hikes on families and job creators.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has proposed an alternate plan, which he has said will raise the debt limit by $2.7 trillion.

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  • Harold Olsen

    Is John Boehner a Nancy Pelosi clone. She demanded that House Democrats do as she says and now Boehner is doing it with House Republicans. Like Obama, they both act like dictators. Maybe if the Weeper of the House wasn’t such a wimp, he could get things done in a more diplomatic manner. As someone Tweeted on Twitter the other day, he needs to step down and be replaced by a REAL conservative.

  • Raggs

    Boehner and the house are sovling no issues and they are just wasting their time.. No matter what comes out of the house oblama will use it for toilet paper.. oblama has two things in mind ( I will use the term “mind” on a very limited basis while talking of oblama ) that is #1 to raise the hell out of taxes and #2 spend the hell out of our money to be re-elected…

    If I were Boehner… I would first look and see if I had a pair ( and make sure they still work ) and I would not give oblama not one little inch…

  • http://THEYREMEMBERTHEDAMAGE-REGGIEJACKSON THE GREAT SATAN

    DEAR AMERICANS WE SHOULD POSTPONE ALL THIS DESPITE WHAT THE FEAR MASTER,AND TURBO TAX TIM SAY!!! WHY??? BECAUSE THE LONGER THIS GOES ON THE MORE THE PUBLIC KNOWS THAT TURBO,THE DEM-CUMMUNISTS,AND OBAMA, ARE SHOWN TO BE LYING. ALL OF THIS IS 2ND GRADE MATH,AND IN THE END IT WILL BE SHOWN THIS WAS ARRANGED LONG AGO BY GEORGE SOROS-THE GREAT SATAN

  • Bert Cundle

    How can you ask for my SUPPORT; if I Don’t know “what” the Cuts are!
    The Government is so Criminal, that I don’t have any more trust, in it than I have to!

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