Speaker Boehner, a GOP Judas to the End … “Obama Wins on Budget Deal as John Boehner Cleans Out the Barn.”
ONCE AGAIN JOHN BOEHNER SHOWS WHY HE WAS TOSSED OUT AS SPEAKER AS HE COUNTS ON DEMOCRATS TO PASS BUDGET DEAL, NOT REPUBLICANS.
If you ever wonder why Republican Speaker of the House was forced to resign once needs to look no further than the most recent budget deal that Boehner secretly negotiated with Obama, outside the process. Once again, Obama took this crying fool Boehner to the cleaners as Boehner manages one last parting shot to GOP Conservatives. It is a budget bill that will be voted on in the House and is expected to pass, not with a GOP majority, but Democrat. It kind of makes you wonder exactly whose side Boehner is really on? As I said when I called and email my Congressman, if you vote for this bill or if it passes, what is the point of having a GOP majority in the House and if or when this does pass, you have lost my vote and you do not deserve to have the majority. We could get this kind of crap with Nancy Pelsosi as Speaker. Powerline points out just how pathetic and bad this spending bill truly is.
The budget agreement struck late Monday between the White House and Congress hands President Obama a clear victory, vindicating his hard line this year against spending limits that he argued were a drag on the economy and buying him freedom for the final 14 months of his term from the fiscal dysfunction that has plagued his presidency.
The deal is the policy equivalent of keeping the lights on — hardly the stuff of a bold fiscal legacy. But it achieves the main objective of his 2016 budget: to break free of the spending shackles he agreed to when he signed the Budget Control Act of 2011, an outcome, the president allowed Tuesday, that he could be “pretty happy” about.
For this fiscal year alone, the deal would add $50 billion in spending, divided equally between defense and domestic programs, as well as $16 billion for emergency war spending, half for the military, half for the State Department. Together, that represents an increase of $66 billion above the spending limits for 2016, not far off the $70 billion increase Mr. Obama requested.
From the moment he introduced his budget Feb. 2, Mr. Obama held firm on his demand that Congress break through the punishing across-the-board cuts known as sequestration in the Budget Control Act to provide equal increases to domestic and military spending. He promised to veto any spending bill that adhered to the statutory spending caps, made good on that threat this month by vetoing a popular defense policy bill, enlisted the support of congressional Democrats with whom his White House had sometimes sparred on budget matters, and capitalized on Republican divisions to get his way.
The result was a deal that would raise spending $80 billion, or about 1 percent, over the next two years while enacting an array of cuts that Democrats found palatable. The deal also would suspend the statutory debt limit — on track to be breached on Tuesday without action from Congress — until March 2017, beyond his presidency. It also contains a provision Ms. Pelosi had pressed for to avert large Medicare premium increases for some beneficiaries.
The budget deal faces last-minute protest by Republicans, but in the end it will probably make no difference because it is the Democrats that are going to supply the necessary vote to pass this Boehner bill. Cry me a river you Judas, Boehner cannot leave office fast enough. This SOB sold out his party, his principles and the People.
House Republicans are facing a last-minute uprising against Speaker John Boehner’s budget deal, as dozens of GOP lawmakers are telling leadership they might vote against the package because of changes to crop insurance programs, and other concerns.
Senior GOP lawmakers estimate that between 60 and 120 Republicans will vote for the package as is, leaving Democrats to supply the vast majority of votes, though the vote count is fluid at this time. Aides in both parties expect the bill to pass, but the number of GOP defections is a notable rebuke to Boehner and other top Republicans.