Tag Archives: John Boehner

Sausage-Making, Mediscare and a Vote [Video]

On Saturday afternoon, the blow-hards of Congress fired off salvo after salvo at each other before holding a vote that was a foregone conclusion. The House version of Harry Reid’s debt ceiling bill was coming up for a vote and the following debate took place just before the scheduled vote.

Vote Succeeds on Boehner’s Compromise Debt Bill 218-210

The bill passed with an eight vote margin: 218-210. Five democrats did not vote and in a show of ultra-partisanship, not a single democrat crossed the isle to vote yes. From the right side of the House, 22 republicans voted against it and 218 for.  GOP no votes were: Amash, Bachmann, Broun(GA), Chaffetz, Cravaack, DesJarlais, Duncan (SC), Gowdy, Graves (GA), Huelskamp, Johnson (IL), Jordan, King… Read More »

Budget Ceiling Crisis Update: Debt Limit Compromise Passes the House

As the commentary and reports roll out of Washington D.C., it is apparent that we are not as near to a solution as first thought. This post will be constantly updated with the newest activities on the debt ceiling. 8-1-11 7:09pm The debt ceiling compromise passes the house by a wide margin 269-161. The bill… Read More »

Hold the Line!

Tea Party faithfuls are reminding Speaker Boehner that his seat as speaker is dependent upon him living up to their expectations. Expectations that the runaway spending in Washington will end under his leadership. Wearing t-shirts adorned with “Hold the Line” a large contingent of small-government activists held court at capitol hill on Wednesday. Their show… Read More »

July 28th Radio Show: Debt, Norway, and possible GOP VP choices [Recorded Show Included]

Show Time: Thursday July 21st, 7pm pacific, 8pm Mountain, 9pm Central, 10pm Eastern Tune In: Plain, Hard Truth Radio Show Call in: Be part of the program – call in to the show: (424) 220-1807 Guests: Nicole Pearce and Andrew Staroska from Truth About Bills. Show Topics: Join Michelle and Rich as they take your calls… Read More »

They Aren’t Taking This Seriously

The debt mess is a huge mess and a whole slew of people aren’t serious about cleaning it up. Yesterday, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scored John Boehner’s plan and said that it only cut the deficit by about one trillion dollars over ten years. That same office scored Harry Reid’s plan and said… Read More »

Boehner’s Reponse To Obama’s Debt Speech [Full Text and Video]

Here’s the transcript of House Speaker John Boehner’s repsonse to Obama’s irresponsible, blame-game speech on the debt crisis: Good evening. I’m John Boehner. I serve as Speaker of the whole House — of the members of both parties that you elect. These are difficult times in the life of our nation. Millions are looking for… Read More »

McConnell: Obama Rejected Bi-Partisan Debt Proposal

Today, Mitch McConnell spoke out on the political games being played by the White House on the debt battle. While on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader McConnell said [emphasis mine]: The responsible path forward was clear to everyone – a plan that avoided default and required additional savings before any further increase in the… Read More »

Anthony Weiner Will Resign. It’s about time!

  Liberal Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York has finally succumbed to the national weiner roast calling for his resignation from Congress and in fact will resign. My only question is why did it take so long?  Over the last three years, he has had phone sex, sent naked pictures of himself to females across… Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Tells Bob Schieffer Unemployment is Boehner’s Fault

After years of softball interviews by the main stream media, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had to deal with real questions and actual journalism when Bob Schieffer asked her about the economy yesterday on CBS’ Face the Nation. Pelosi was all too ready to blame Republicans for not saving the economy after only 5 months… Read More »

Conservatives Want to Turn U.S. into Pakistan .. or something

The New York Times .. I could probably stop there, but Nicholas Kristof’s intellectually dishonest op-ed deserves rebuke. Kristof’s post asserts that Republicans’ strategy will amount to turning the United States into a backwards, military-led, middle-eastern-like country (emphasis mine). With Tea Party conservatives and many Republicans balking at raising the debt ceiling, let me offer them… Read More »