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.
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.
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?
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.