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Boehner's Battle Cry: The Voters Elected Us Too, Deal With It

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 9:05 AM
Putting their pay into escrow. Yeah, that's really going to have an effect. Better idea would have been to send a battalion of marines over there to "teach them a lesson behind the building". If that didn't work, there's always the option of erecting gibbets in front of the building.

WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders seized the high ground this week in the furious battle to curb federal spending, forcing Senate Democrats to produce their first budget in nearly four years.

It was a political high wire act, but House Speaker John Boehner pulled it off without a hitch. In one master stroke, he reunited most of his rebellious Republicans behind his budget strategy, and divided the Democrats.

When the smoke cleared in the latest budgetary skirmish Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has dictatorially ignored previous House budgets, agreed to accept the GOP's limited debt ceiling suspension as is,...