House Republicans say President Barack Obama is not showing leadership on the budget. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan says that members of his part have shown what they believe 'a responsible path' to a balanced budget looks like.
House Speaker John Boehner says that President Barack Obama's recent outreach to congressional Republicans is a "hopeful sign" that progress could be made in breaking the recent impasse over how to reduce the federal deficit.
Rep. John Boehner says the goal is spending cuts, not a government shutdown. The House Speaker urged the Senate to pass a GOP measure that funds the government and eases some budget cuts, but leaves most.
Asked about President Barack Obama's call to raise the minimum wage, Speaker of the House John Boehner said small businesses would be less likely to hire low-skilled workers if it cost them more to do so.
Speaker John Boehner finally declared this week that President Obama's goal over the next few years is to "annihilate" the GOP.
Have the House Republicans come up with a winning strategy on the debt ceiling and spending cuts? Or just a viable one? Maybe so.
President Obama made a remarkable statement to John Boehner in the middle of their negotiations leading up to the fiscal cliff. "We don't have a spending problem," the president said. We have "a health care problem."
Republicans are 1-4 against President Obama, having lost two elections and two big showdowns with him. The only time the GOP won a round was after the blowout of 2010, and that win was limited in time –a two year extension of the Bush era tax rates.
Sometimes there is so much stupid going on in the world that you have to just stop and take stock of it all.
Congressional Republicans caved in to the Democrats this week, surrendering their principles in order to pass a bill that merely delays the looming fiscal cliff by two months.
President Obama won the first round of his second term, but thanks to Mitch McConnell the beating wasn’t as severe as it could have been.
Last week, Republicans proved they are not a governing party. Next week we will see whether Democrats are.
How long is this show going to go on in Washington, and must it? They say closing time for its costars is midnight, December 31. That's when the president and the speaker of the House need to agree on the federal budget Or Else, but politicians never met a deadline they couldn't postpone, as in Can, Kick Down the Road.
My social security checks will just about cover my increased taxes in 2013 which means I've been working since I was 18 just so I could afford to pay my taxes after I turned 66. Welcome to the new normal.
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