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July 11, 2011

House Speaker John Boehner Says “No Deal” to Obama’s Higher Taxes Debt-Limit Push

House Speaker John Boehner Says “No Deal” to Obama’s Higher Taxes Debt-Limit Push

The Daily Caller

News is out tonight that Speaker of the House John Boehner has essentially said “No Deal” to President Obama tonight on negotiations that would increase taxes as part of plan to raise the nation’s debt-ceiling and lower the deficit. Obama has been pushing for raising taxes, and Boehner has apparently told him he won’t be part of such a deal:

House Speaker John Boehner essentially walked out of debt limit negotiations with President Obama Saturday night. He cited an impasse with the White House on the size of the debt reduction package.

After abandoning talks, Boehner issued a statement saying:

“Despite good-faith efforts to find common ground, the White House will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes. I believe the best approach may be to focus on producing a smaller measure, based on the cuts identified in the Biden-led negotiations, that still meets our call for spending reforms and cuts greater than the amount of any debt limit increase.”

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is scheduled to meet at the White House Sunday to further discuss a deal to raise the debt ceiling to avoid defaulting on the nation’s debt. (Obama puts Medicare, Social Security cuts on the table)

Wild Thing's comment..........

Stay strong Boehner, don't let this terrorist lover in our WH get his way.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 11, 2011 03:50 AM


Ha. Berry looks a little pissed at not getting HIS own way, aint that just toooo bad. Maybe he should resign that would teach us all a lesson. Hey I could drink to that one.

Posted by: Mark at July 11, 2011 07:33 AM

To his credence and credit, there is currently a steady seriousness to John Boehner both in word and poise that should not be overlooked.

The Speaker of the House currently takes his position seriously;

so unlike the President who'd rather be somewhere else or doing something else like vacationing or rabble rousing and campaigning before his diminishing crowds instead of simply governing from the position he holds.

It's like all this budgeting and actual governing is beneath him with his peripheral demeanor, his petty jokes before the press, and, worst of all, his speaking down to the American people about a topic that is so serious and so integral to governing and to which he is so inexperienced and clueless.

He and the left continue to prove that they are imprudent in budgeting and fiscal matters and are incapable of governing.

Speaker Boehner has risen to the occasion and deserving of praise.

He must stay there. If he caves in, the GOP splits divided, and the victor is you know who.

Nothing could be better, nothing could play better for the President than a divided GOP and he knows it.

Speaker Boehner knows he cannot cave in.

He knows well the consequences if he does,

and he won't, simply because he cannot.

Posted by: Carlos at July 11, 2011 06:59 PM

Thank you Mark and Carlos, I keep praying for Boehner to be strong. If he can do it, I know in my heart he will feel what it is like and like knowing he did what was right for our country.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 12, 2011 01:03 AM