This morning on ABC’s “This Week”Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says he is certain that Congress will raise the debt ceiling. Geithner stated that Republicans have said that the GOP said this to the president on Wednesday … ”I sat there with them, and they said, we recognize we have to do this. And we’re not going to play around with it.”
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says he is certain that Congress will raise the debt ceiling, saying leaders are “not going to play around with it” and risk the “catastrophic” consequences of defaulting on the nation’s debt obligations.
“I want to make it perfectly clear that Congress will raise the debt ceiling,” Geithner said in an interview with ABC News “This Week” anchor Christiane Amanpour. When asked if he was sure, Geithner responded, “absolutely,” adding that Congressional leaders made clear they understood the importance of the matter when meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House last Wednesday.
Budget deal made, government shut down averted …
GOP House Speaker John Boehner has done what previous Democrat controlled House Speaker Pelosi, Democrat Senate Majority Leader and Democrat President Barack Obama could not do last year. Boehner managed to get a budget passed in spite of Democrats. Sadly, Democrats last year thought it not in their interest to pass a budget when they controlled both the House Senate and Presidency. As the Politico reports:
After a long day of trading offers, the White House and House Republicans reached agreement Friday night on a budget framework that would cap 2011 appropriations near or below $1.050 trillion while cutting domestic and foreign aid by more than $40 billion from the rate of spending at the beginning of this Congress.
Behind the closed doors of special meeting of the Republican Conference, Speaker John Boehner presented the package to his party as at least an agreement in principle and said at one point: “We have a deal.” The Senate should now feel confident enough to move ahead with a stop gap spending bill to avert—or at least shorten—any shutdown beginning at midnight.
Initially Reed and Democrats did not want $1 dollar of any spending cuts. In the end they wound up with a deal to cut about $38 billion in federal spending. In the end it appears that the Tea Party was victorious in the end. However, there needs to be serious action to take on the national debt. It would appear that Harry Reed and Barack Obama were handed their hat this evening. Now wait until the debt ceiling vote.
The only great news of the night for Barack Obama is … he gets to go on yet another vacation now.
Speaker of the House John Boehner Sends Letter to Obama on Military Action in Libya … What’s the Mission?
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), in the wake of the United States Launching cruise missiles and taking military action against Libya, has sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting answers as to what the mission is and what America’s role is in achieving that mission. Since the first cruise missiles werelaunched, the muddled and mixed message from Obama and his minions has been beyond confusing. Obama has stated that Khaddafi should step down, yet others in his Admin have stated they are not targeting Khadaffi and a scenario could occur where he remains in power after all is said and done. What?
I respect your authority as Commander-in-Chief and support our troops as they carry out their mission. But I and many other members of the House of Representatives are troubled that U.S. military resources were committed to war without clearly defining for the American people, the Congress, and our troops what the mission in Libya is and what America’s role is in achieving that mission. In fact, the limited, sometimes contradictory, case made to the American people by members of your Administration has left some fundamental questions about our engagement unanswered. At the same time, by contrast, it appears your Administration has consulted extensively on these same matters with foreign entities such as the United Nations and the Arab League.
It is my hope that you will provide the American people and Congress a clear and robust assessment of the scope, objective, and purpose of our mission in Libya and how it will be achieved. Here are some of the questions I believe must be answered:
The MSM thinks this the governments job to tell the people what to think, not listen to “We the People”.
Imagine this, on this mornings “Meet the Press” GOP House Speaker John Boehner stated that people have the right to believe what they want when it comes to President Barack Obama whether its correct or incorrect. David Gregory pressed Speaker Boehner during the interview asking him whether it is his repsonsibility to “stand up to that kind of ignorance,”and do the bidding of the President. One would think that the MSM had that job well in hand. Boehner responded, “It’s not my job to tell the American people what to think. Our job in Washington is to listen to the American people.”
The GOP controlled House is set to go forward with the repeal of Obamacare. The process will resume following its postponement this week due to the Arizona mass killings at the hands of Jared Loughner that left six dead and US Rep. Gabby Giffords (AZ-D) critically injured. However, the process will begin next week by the GOP controlled House to fulfill their campaign promise to repeal Obamacare, that Democrats passed against the will of the people.
The U.S. House of Representatives will resume action next week on repealing President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare overhaul, a House Republican spokesman said on Thursday.
The House had been expected to act this week on the repeal bill, but the vote was postponed after a shooting spree in Arizona killed six people and critically wounded U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
“As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work, and to that end we will resume thoughtful consideration of the health care bill next week,” said Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
HOPE & CHANGE … Nancy Pelosi’s Last Hours as Speaker of the House, Speaker Elect Boehner to be Sworn in
Ding, Dong, Pelosi is almost gone … January 5, 2011, a new beginning for America.
There is only mere hours left in Nancy Pelosi’s reign as Democrat Speaker of the House. Later this morning, John Bohner (OH-R) will be given the oath of office and handed the gavel. Actually, they will probably have to pry it out of the hand of Pelosi.
The House is being returned to the PEOPLE.
Hat Tip: Drudge
This might be one of the best pics ever
Boehner will be sworn in as the new Speaker of the Republican controlled 112th Congress and he will then swear in the new Congress. As one of their first acts of Congress, they will read the US Constitution. Maybe this Congress will actually also follow it. Heck, with all this “Hope & Change” and Pelosi being ousted, the heck with Boehner, I might shed a tear.
Return of the Jedi … Boehner Fires back at Democrat Senators, Vows to Push forward with Obamacare Repeal
Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers have nothing on Speaker elect John Boehner, I won’t back down …
Incoming House Speaker John Boehner’s office (R-Ohio) stated that he would not back down to Democrat despite their warnings. Boehner vowed to push ahead, full steam ahead, with legislation repealing healthcare reform. Boehner’s office responded to a letter sent by the Senate’s top five Democrats, vowing to block a House bill repealing healthcare reform:
Senators Reid, Durbin, Schumer, Murray and Stabenow:
Thank you for reminding us – and the American people – of the backroom deal that you struck behind closed doors with ‘Big Pharma,’ resulting in bigger profits for the drug companies, and higher prescription drug costs for 33 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D, at a cost to the taxpayers of $42.6 billion.
The House is going to pass legislation to repeal that now. You’re welcome.
- Speaker-Designate John Boehner’s Press Office
John Boehner, a good start. Another plus will be the reading of the US Constitution.
Incoming US House Republicans Move to repeal Obama Healthcare … 60% Of Voters Want Repeal of Obamacare
REPEAL, REPEAL, REPEAL …
The incoming Republican controlled House of Representatives will move to real Obamacare, its not a threat, its a promise. House Republicans look to hold the vote on the repeal of Obamcare on January 12. However, Senate Democrats warn GOP Speaker to be John Boehner, Don’t bother with healthcare repeal. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) and other yop Dems wrote a letter to incoming House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday warning the new GOP House against advancing legislation that would undo the sweeping healthcare overhaul. Much more at Sister Toldja … welcome news, indeed.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to pass a bill next week to repeal President Barack Obama’s overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system, a senior party aide said on Monday, but the effort is widely expected to fail in the Senate.
The new Congress will convene on Wednesday with Republicans in control of the House after November’s midterm elections. They are set to move ahead with their campaign promise to try to rescind the new healthcare law, one of Obama’s signature legislative victories.
Reading its fine, but there should be a comprehension test following.
When the 112th Republican controlled Congress opens, they will read the US Constitution. What a difference that will be from the Pelosi run Congress. Speaker to be John Boehner offers “We the People” a change that is needed. One wonders whether most of the members of Congress have ever read the US Constitution.
The Constitution frequently gets lip service in Congress, but House Republicans next year will make sure it gets a lot more than that – the new rules the incoming majority party proposed this week call for a full reading of the country’s founding document on the floor of the House on Jan. 6.
The goal, backers said, is to underscore the limited-government rules the Founders imposed on Congress – and to try to bring some of those principles back into everyday legislating.
The Gateway Pundit states, “they really need to hand out some copies, too.” We’ll go one further, all members of Congress should be made to ready, study, understand and learn the US Constitution. There will be a test the first week of the 112th Congress.
Soon to be New Sheriffs in Town, GOP Reps Boehner & Cantor to Smithsonian: Pull Exhibit Featuring Ant Covered Jesus or Else
So an ant covered Jesus is what passes as art these days? Not any more as there is soon to be a new Sheriffs in town. The exhibit, “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” includes video images of an ant-covered Jesus on a crucifix, male genitals, naked brothers kissing, men in chains among other so-called art images.
Republican US Reps John Boehner and Eric Cantor tell the Smithsonian to pull the exhibit featuring images of an ant covered Jesus or face the consequences. Soon to be House Speaker Boehner reminded the Smithsonian that he is soon to be Speaker and warned the federally funded institution that it will face serious questions when the Republican Congress considers the next budget.
“American families have a right to expect better from recipients of taxpayer funds in a tough economy,” Boehner’s Spokesman Kevin Smith told CNSNews.com. “While the amount of money involved may be small, it’s symbolic of the arrogance Washington routinely applies to thousands of spending decisions involving Americans’ hard-earned money at a time when one in every 10 Americans is out of work and our children’s future is being threatened by debt.
“Smithsonian officials should either acknowledge the mistake and correct it, or be prepared to face tough scrutiny beginning in January when the new majority in the House moves to end the job-killing spending spree in Washington,” Smith said.
When asked to clarify what exactly Boehner meant by calling on the Smithsonian to “correct” their mistake with the exhibit, Smith responded in an email that Boehner wanted the exhibit “cancelled.”
Cantor, meanwhile, said the exhibit should be “pulled.”
It appears that the Smithsonian has blinked. As reported at Big Hollywood, the Smithsonian has pulled the exhibit. Also reported at Fox News, a video depicting Jesus on a crucifix covered in ants will be removed from an exhibit at the museum. Intentionally sacrilegious? Oh, but it was ok to unintentionally do so? Because who would ever think that having an ant covered Jesus would ever be considered sacrilegious.
“I regret that some reports about the exhibit have created an impression that the video is intentionally sacrilegious,”the statement read. “In fact, the artists’s intention was to depict the suffering of an AIDS victim. It was not the museum’s intention to offend. We are removing the video today. The museum’s statement at the exhibition’s entrance, ‘This exhibition contains mature themes,’ will remain in place.”
So these so-called artists thought they were being cutting edge and daring. However, as stated by the Jawa Report, if these artists really wanted to be daring and controversial, they’d create an ant-covered Quran exhibit. Imagine what would have happened to the artists if it were an ant covered Mohamed? However, if they ever created such art, they would have their heads cut off. It’s much easier and safer to sacrilege Jesus.