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There is no other way to put this.  The Tea Party movement should find a candidate to run against John Boehner in 2012 and should set as a goal, to defeat in a primary, the sitting Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

 

The Tea Party movement sprang up in 2009 as a reaction to insane government spending.  In 2010, the American people spoke, demanding change.  Everyone realizes that the level of spending cannot be sustained.  

 

John Boehner did not get the message.

 

Early on, the GOP promised to cut $100 billion from the budget.  The Republicans in the House quickly went squishy on that and had to be cajoled into cutting only $61 billion.   Now, John Boehner is saying when the Senate comes back and they start negotiating with “Dingy” Harry Reid, who does not want to make any cuts, the $61 billion figure is not safe.   Then, Boehner had the gall to have a “mission accomplished” moment when he declared they had fulfilled their commitment by passing a budget in the House that cut only $61 billion.  Not making it law or making it happen, but only by passing the budget in the House.

 

Charlie Sheen is now marking more sense than John Boehner. 

 

Yesterday, the Government Accounting Office released a report on waste in the government that could be a road map to cutting hundreds of billions in waste.  Senator Tom Coburn said it best when he said,  “this report will make us look like jackasses.” 

 

Where are the calls for the cutting of “hundreds of billions?”  They certainly are not coming from Boehner. 

 

Boehner is simply going to the old tried and true Republican tactic of saying, “we promised you we would vote on it, and we did!”

 

No, John.  You were not put in the Speaker’s chair simply to have votes and pat yourself on the back.   You were put in the Speaker’s chair to do something.   This nation is $14 trillion dollars in debt.  We now owe all that we make.  We are broke and sailing towards bankruptcy.    Imagine this for a moment.  You are downsized in your job and your salary is cut from $3500 a month to $2000 a month.  Unfortunately, you are spending every dime you make at your old salary level. 

 

What is the first and most obvious thing you have to do?

 

The answer is, you cut your budget.   Does any sane person think that reducing your personal budget by $61 dollars is going to cut it?  That is the equivalent of what Boehner and the House GOP are saying.  And Boehner is now saying that even the $61 dollars may not be cut.

 

If this is the best John Boehner can do and John Boehner is the only hope we have right now, then we are sunk.  By the time we can replace Obama as president, in 2013, we will be trillions of dollars more into debt and may hit the point of economic collapse. 

 

Tom Coburn also said, “anyone who thinks we don’t look like fools up here, hasn’t read the report.”

 

Congressman Boehner, he’s right. You look like a fool.

 

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Levitzy,

Or vice versa

I'm sick and tired of the Boehner bashing!  If that's all this site wants to do, I'm outta here. 

It has only been 4 months and you all expect to snap your fingers and Boehner should have everything done yesterday.

You all sound like you know exactly what to do. I have news for you the gov.Never works on our time table. And for those of you who are Christians show some Christian love.God is working on our behalf and has done alot for us more than we deserve.Stop mumbling and Thank Him for what HE is doing. Thank them when they are doing all they can do and write them when their not.Don't forget that we are to blame also for being silent for so long.

 

 

Donna: Some good points. I agree that we cant change things over night,but also know that we cant push our spending ways down the road anymore. This could be our last stand. The dems refused to pss a budget last year and now we are almost 6 months away from the next one. I know many christians like myself who would rather close down the government than put it off. The dems dont care as their objective is to destroy our way of life and not cutting the budget only helps them on their mission. I pray everyday that a peace way is found,but with the dems it will be difficult if not impossible.
@Debbie, Melodie and Donna.  Let's put it this way.  You and your spouse are making $3500 a month and spending every dime of it.  Suddenly your income is cut to $2000 a month.  You and your spouse agree the budget has to be cut.  Your spouse comes back and says, I have cut $61 from our budget and I'm not sure we are really going to cut all of that.  Do you say, "okay honey, what ever you want."  No you stand and fight.  Boehner did it for me today when I read he said he only committed to pass a budget in the house, not to see it enacted.  We are grading them on results, not intentions.  So far, his results suck.
He can refuse to put spending in the bill.  It is that simple.  They cannot make him appropriate money.  That is the position of strength he is operating from, if he was willing to.  He is not.  He is folding like a cheap suit.
LADIES AND GERMS .. Puleeze ... We're fighting in the life boats.  If we all stop struggling, we'll float a little longer.  Ho ho ... Best always, John
We should be willing to support the defeat of Boehner just as we supported the defeat of Pelosi. It is the same old stuff, just a different day when it comes to the leadership of the majority party in the House. It IS time to primary Boehner. He has shown that he cannot be trusted. Let's take him out in the 2012 election. In the meantime, let's ring his phone off the hook letting him know that we are serious about budget cuts. If we can get him to resign, all the better. That will send a message to the House and the Senate that this is a new day!

Gary
MELEDIE .. Please give us a chance.  Don't you see, we expected great things from Boehner.  We suffered with that congress led by Ms Pelosi  ... and when she and her kind were thoroughly drubbed, we expected an immediate change.  Boehner is disappointing us. You talk about being "cut off," so I expect you understand disappointment. I would think you would want to cousel us to be patient, instead of walking out the door. You can't just quit on something you believe in.  And essentially, when you quit, I would think many of us would see that as a more dramatic response than the b****ing and moaning that annoys you.  I mean your reaction is catostrophic, compared to our b****ing and moaning. I might even suggest it is TOO MUCH of a reaction. Isn't that clear to you? I'm truly sorry you feel this way and I would like to see you reconsider.  Best always, John  
We cant continue down this road of destruction. It has to be stopped now. The time for making deals are over. If we push this down the road again we are getting closer to the edge of the cliff. We can suffer a little now or suffer beyond belief later. Under this administration we are being treated like second class citizens. The time of hope has passed and now action needs to ome to play.

Meledie,

 

You can be a cheerleader for the Republican party if you wish.  I support the Republican party when it follows its principles.  When it does not follow those principles, then I point that out.  It was never partisan politics for me. Both sides have betrayed the Constitution and the American people.  

 

How does unlimited national debt, mind boggling federal deficit spending, the steady advancement toward socialism, the destruction of our liberties via wars of occupation and the surveillance state fit in with the principles below?

 

Principles 

  • We believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person's dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
  • We believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
  • We believe that free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.
  • We believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.
  • We believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs least.
  • We believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.
  • We believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
  • We believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.
  • Finally, wbelieve the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government. 

Source: Republican Party Principles

 

Nora, I love what your doing in NJ but I have to say calling people out like this serves no good purpose.  In politics no one can know the best thing to do and the truth is every decision is a risk.

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