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Boehner: This is a Stalemate

eddie again Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 1:26 PM
if the gop, or anyone else for that matter, is serious about solving the debt problem, they can simply refuse to raise the debt ceiling. since that is not going to happen, it is safe to conclude that only those members of the house of representatives who vote against raising the debt ceiling are serious about solving the debt problem the rest are simply engaging in deceitful dillying, dallying, dithering and obfuscattory negotiations designed primarily to confuse and deceive the american peoget with ultimate goal of getting themselves re-elected. sounds cynical i suppose, but the proof is in the pudding.
Becca in TX Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 1:37 PM
In real life, political decision matter. If the perception is that the whole thing is the Repubs fault becaue they wouldn't compromise, then in 2014 the Dims could take the House back. Do you want that to happen?
eddie again Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 1:47 PM
does it really matter if they continue to saddle future generations with an unpayable debt.

if they continue to put future generations in debt, then why not just cut every american an annual check for some amount, say $50,000.

the house can stop the increase in debt, do not let the gop fool you.

the buck, so to speak stops with the house of representatives.

no increase in the debt ceiling, no increas in government debt.

the gop controls the house. the gop controls the debt.

the gop displays its true colors everytime it authorizes and increase in the federal debt ceiling.

like i said, boehner is playing americans for fools and americans are proving him right.

In response to President Obama's new $1.6 trillion tax hike proposal, Speaker John Boehner said today fiscal cliff talks have reached a "stalemate."

"There is a stalemate," Boehner said. "I'm rather determined to solve our debt problem."

When asked about GOP solutions to the looming crisis, Boehner pointed to the work the House has done in the past two years for solutions.

"You can look at our budget in the past two years and there are plenty of specific proposals," he said, adding that significant and real spending cuts must be on the table in...