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

Kibitzer Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 10:45 AM
"It may be of dubious constitutionality, but it reinforced the GOP's hardball message to the president and his allies in the Senate: You may have won re-election to a second term with a little more than 50 percent of the popular vote, but the American people voted to keep the House in GOP hands by a decisive margin. Deal with it." Now if Boehner and his GOP representatives take the same approach to appropriations and get government spending off of the autopilot baseline budgeting an continuing resolution path we just might make some progress in reducing the deficit (but probably not the debt). The dubious constitutionality may not make that much of a difference given the time that it might take to overturn it in the courts.

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,...