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Boehner’s House Is Not Fically Conservative

December 20, 2012 by  

Boehner’s House Is Not Fically Conservative
UPI
The plan House Speaker John Boehner is pushing to avoid the fiscal cliff is one originally proposed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

House Speaker John Boehner’s 112th House of Representatives has in just 20 months approved legislation that has increased the National debt by $2,176,949,774,695.46.

Boehner and his group of lawmakers have raised every American household’s share of the debt by $18, 944, according to a recent article in CNS.

From the article:

On March 1, 2011, Boehner and President Barack Obama cut their first short-term federal spending deal. That deal took effect on March 4, 2011. Since then all new borrowing and spending by the federal government has been approved in laws enacted by Boehner’s House consistent with its constitutional power to control the borrowing and spending by the federal government.

At the close of business on March 4, 2011, when the first Boehner-Obama deal took effect, the federal government’s debt was $14,182,627,184,881.03, according to the U.S. Treasury. As of the close of business on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, the federal government’s debt was $16,359,576,959,576.49.

Meanwhile, Boehner is working to pass a bill that would raise taxes on millionaires but extend tax cuts for everyone else. He said that if the President rejects the plan, the largest tax increase in American history will take place.

“The President will have a decision to make. He can call on the Senate Democrats to pass our bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history,” Boehner told reporters yesterday.

To the dismay of many conservatives who believed the GOP would hold strong to fiscally conservative ideals in the fiscal cliff debate, the plan Boehner is pushing is one originally proposed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Harold Olsen

    Boehner and the rest of the Republicans have shown that they are as liberal, if not more so, than the Democrats. After Obama got reelected, the GOP indicated they were going to emulate the Democrats in the hope that they’d be able to win elections. All they are going to accomplish is to drive conservatives away from the party and ensure the Democrats continue beating the crap out of them The two parties are so much alike these days they may as well merge and become a single party.

    • Vigilant

      The big dirty secret is that the majority of Americans do not WANT the Congress to be fiscally conservative. For all the caterwauling over deficits and debt, the electorate is just fine with an approximate status quo as long as the “third rails” of entitlements are left untouched.

      Taxing the rich will accomplish NOTHING. Raising taxes on the Pelosi/Boehner plan will fund far less than even a month of government spending. Raising taxes on the Obama plan will accomplish the same thing. It’s all political showboating and grandstanding that will yield nothing of value in even the short run.

      When it comes to taxing the “rich,” someone must clue me in as to why all the hollering for heads on the part of the progressives when doing just that will not even scratch the surface of defraying the insolvency if the USA. It’s merely the same old socialist blood sport that thrives on envy and class warfare.

      When gutless Republicans can’t even use the term “taxes,” having to resort to the word “revenues,” and Democrats turn common sense on its head by calling tax reductions a “cost,” you know something’s rotten in Denmark.

      • Vigilant

        Apologies; make that “the insolvency of the USA.”

      • old hilbill done said it

        Can’t disagree with the assessment. We’re looking at smoke & missing the fire. SSI-med avg. $43,500 wage deposits are $555/mo & total $306,153 over 46 years 18 to 65. If SSI pays 13 years $1235 from 65-78 its &197,660 payback – $113,493 down the latrine without any interest.

        If gov invested the money capital instead of “consuming it” at 5% that fund would have generated $1.6 million in deposits and interest over the 46 years of input and 13 of payback! Looks like of the $1,6 million that should be there $1.4 of it disappeared. Think – Communism… nothing left & capitalism $1.6 million & all one needs demand is honesty and ethics regardless of who administers your pension, private or public!
        Roll back the CPI index against constant purchasing power $555 (today?) deposits over the past 46 years & the purchasing power of currency & zero interest 85% of the money and purchasing power vanished
        However our treasonous officials slipped up & shout – it takes 2.8 workers to pay one current benefit – meaning nothing in the trust funds except Bernanke, Geitner, their money & bond printing presses, and a lot of rat terds! Fully funded @ 310million of us (minimally would be eventually if we don’t stop it) is $1.4 QUADRILLION!!!! & quarter funded $351 trillion
        Madoff is in jail for over 100 years for infinitely lesser crimes – nothing enough to enslave the whole country! The key words are trust fund, trustee, fiduciary, oaths of office, and equal justice. Everyone who speaks with forked tongue is culpable! Down here, we send governors to the pen for just snitching a few pocket tokens. They are held to the same laws as Madoff & so are the government auditors & accountants! They are paid protectors and they’re stealing our wealth and compromising out security!
        Less that 2% is required on an annuity basis for $1,235. Let them explain why it doesn’t & see how big a hole they can dig for themselves. Can’t imagine some bastard in a pin stripped suit snitching granny’s $500 check because there isn’t enough to gun run in Syria give food stamps to mexico, and on and on. Maybe if every citizen filed criminal charges on Geitner & Bernanke, then immediately of Holder for running the other way to save them, & let the mushrooms grow!
        Raise hell & pass it on.

    • http://comcast the fisherman

      Here we go Boehner is siting on the crap pot crying and in steps the Xlax Tea party and get it smelling even worst,flush the hold dam lot and start over

  • Charles Roden

    lt really saddens me that we only have politicians in DC but no statsmen, nor business leaders and it appears the voters are not interested in having any because they continue to vote for corrupt, self-interested seat-holders. I am soon to leave this world and am glad of it, but am so saddened for those little ones left behind who will be forced to suffer the consequences of such as obama and the other of his ilk, on both sides, who live to screw up the lives of so many while priding themselves and calling thier actions great.

    • Warrior

      And any one of them that utters the word “Freedom” is quickly ostracized! Prepare,

  • John R. Howell

    The republicans got elected on a promise of “No New Taxes”. They lied.
    John R. Howell

    • http://smoovious.wordpress.com Smoovious Laxness

      So what else is new?

      Same-ol’, same-ol’… nothing to see here, move along…

      and this is the GOP that deludes themselves about being able to hold the Libertarians at bay while they simultaneously drive them out of the Republican party? (in fairness, the Democrats are driving their own Libertarians out too.)

      – Smoov

      • Vigilant

        “…(in fairness, the Democrats are driving their own Libertarians out too.)”

        The only Libertarians driven out by the Dems were the one-issue voters who agreed with the liberal side of the Libertarian platform. If they were “big government Libertarians,” then that’s an oxymoron, and they were themselves morons.

        • http://smoovious.wordpress.com Smoovious Laxness

          Libertarian types are in both of the Dem and Rep parties, because they don’t fit into either of those two parties, but their lip-service both offer something the Libertarians want.

          Just like Dems and Reps have their mixed priorities, the Libertarians do too.

          Some favor fiscal priorities, some favor social priorities.

          The Reps draw in the fiscal minded people.
          The Dems draw in the social minded people.

          And I’m not talking about things like entitlements when I mean social, I mean things like getting out from under the Evangelical’s priorities, such as marriage equality, the freedom to do with your own body how you see fit. Basically the things the morality police don’t want us to be able to choose to do.

          Many people don’t realize that they are actually Libertarian, as they are too caught up in the Dem/Rep power game.

          Libertarians want both the Dems and the Reps out of our personal lives and our wallets.

          Just, those who align with the Reps tend to prioritize the fiscal side of Libertarianism, and those who align with the Dems tend to prioritize the social freedom side of Libertarianism.

          This is how the Dem/Rep game is set up. If you want fiscal responsibility, you have to accept the moral police policies along with it. If you want social responsibility, you have to accept the big-government spending along with it. You see this kind of lesser-of-two-evils choice in just about any issue they publicize, typically pushing the most extreme examples of them.

          There are more than 2 sides to every issue, but we don’t get them.

          There are just as many Libertarian types in the Democrat party as there is in the Republican party, pushing for their part of their priorities, and hoping to come back and get the rest later, once they have been able to get the change they are trying to get. Unfortunately, they tend to work against each other, and the only ones that win, are the ones in charge of the Dem/Rep game.

          Libertarianism isn’t just about fiscal spending, it is about personal liberty across the board. Neither of the gov’t parties, fit us.

          – Smoov

  • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing WTS/JAY

    Probably the only time these a-holes engage in the practice of fiscal responsibility is when it comes to their own personal-finances! As for the country’s financial-health, eh, let’s just keep milking the tax-cow(tax-payers)!

    • http://bellsouth.net unique

      You are correct. Not one politican in Washington
      wants to touch their own Congrssional Retirement
      or Congressional Pay and they are all Millionaires.

      • Leroy

        We the people have let that happen and this same type crap is going to keep on happening until the people turn back to God and his laws and ways and quit whining and talking about it and rise up and take our country back.

  • Don

    us voters should start firing polititions in the comming elections. if we don’t there will be no end to the damage that has been going on for years.

  • Terry Bateman

    The independent federal reserve increases federal government spending without
    congressional approval in addition to congressional spending. so you can’t blame it
    all on Boner. Nevertheless, a completely democratic congress and president would
    probably be no different than the republican house, democratic senate,, and democratic
    president that we have now.

  • Mark

    Boehner needs to leave, and take all the plastic, phony RINO’s with him. We need real polititians in this country, for the people, like they’re supposed to be. There’s still too many of these sellouts running things. But of course, since we still re-elect these losers, we get what we pay for.
    The time is coming for the reset.
    Hold on to something, it’s gonna be rough.

    • momo

      They get re-elected because they run in safe districts. The state legislatures rig the game with re-disticting, the incumbants usually always get a safe district to run in.

  • http://BobLivingston Mark

    Boehner needs to go, and take all the rest of the phony polititians with him.
    We get what we pay for.
    The time for the reset is coming. Hold onto something, the ride’s gonna get bumpy.

  • hanbo

    Im with “Warrior”,its time to prepare!The last hope was Ron Paul in my opinion.

  • Daniel from TN

    Why do we expect anything different from Caveman Boehner? Besides talk a lot, the only thing he knows how to do is CAVE in to whatever obama wants.

  • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com GILLYSROOMS FROM AUSTRALIA

    I’m no fan of John Boehner for his obstructionism but Sam Rolley your being really unreasonable on this occassion. The national debt is there now, it will grow and is a contingent liability on all income and asset owners whether taxes are increased or not. The poor , the meek and the infirm wont be paying any of it if they have no income and no assets, so the liability will rest with the rest of us who have income or who have assets.

    Taxes either need to be collected now or on death…but they need to be collected unless
    the Federal Government can start selling some of their surplus assets which I bet there are many office buildings, unused land holdings, military hardware and softgoods surplus to their needs, technical knowhow of a non military sensative nature, shoes and boots, office equipment, food stocks, toilet paper no longer needed by your soldiers, coats, hats and caps, warehouse facilities, rail services, the government could subcontract its military personell for private security services, debt collection services, could subcontract its personnel to other nations whose own soldiers are not so good or effective for payments, sell tables, chairs and tents, kitchen facilities, motor vehicle sales, sell ships and submarines it no longer needed due to more high tech equipment now available, sell fridges and freezers, and other mess facilities no longer required, hire out training grouds to commercial bootcamp training facilities, sell antique airplan equipment to collectors prepared to pay a premium, Sell prime land to private groups at premium prices and go rent in sub prime areas instead of buying. why do military need to be in prime locations in Washington…SEKK, SELL, SELL and I’m sure over time you will be able to payout the national debt, which could be helped by not waisting future money on useless purchases of goods and equipment you really dont need.

    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHA THE VALUE OF ALL THE ASSETS OF ALL THE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IS WORTH NOW AFTER 100 YEARS OF WASTEFUL SPENDING ON LAND & BUILDINGS, AND ALL THE OTHER ITEMS PURCHASED WITH THE DEFICIT MONEY?

    CAN ANYONE WORK OUT WHICH ASSETS ARE ON PRIME VALUABLE LAND & BUILDINGS WHICH COULD BE SOLD TO DONALD TRUMP AT PRIME PRICES? and MOVE THOSE GOVERNMENT WORKERS TO CHEAPEST DOWNOWN LAND & BUILDING AREAS? WHY DO THEY NEED TO BE IN PRIME AREAS?

    THEN THE NEXT WAY TO PAY OFF YOUR NATION DEBT IS FOR THE FEDERAL RESERVE TO GET FRIENDLY WITH John Boehner AND TO BUY OPTIONS OR OTHER DERIVATIVES SO THAT EVERY TIME JOHN BOEHNER SAYS…WE CANT GO FURTHER WE HAVE REACHED AN IMPASSE…THE FED RESERVE COULD SELL AND MAKE BILLIONS OR BUY WHEN THE MAKET DROP AND SELL WHEN THEY GO UP…THEIR ARE BILLIONS TO BE MADE BY BEING A FRIEND AND CONFIDANT OF JOHN BOEHNER. SO SAM ROLLEY DONT THINK THAT YOUR CONGRESSMAN IS NOT HELPING TO PAY OFF ALL THOSE DEFICTS…YOUR REFFERING TOO.

    He has actually been saving you from going totally bankrupt like Greece…go have a look whats happened to them in EC.

  • Financially Insecure John

    yup!

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