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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 work, have been for some ...

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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 debt ceiling. Leaders from both ...

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Renewed Calls on Obama and Democrats to Focus on America

NEW YORK, July 21, 2011 — Leading Independent and Senior Energy Executive Karl W. Miller today renewed calls for President Obama to start listening to senior industry executives and experts, resolve the U.S. real estate crisis, address depression era unemployment and put a credible national energy plan in place. The debt limit sideshow is a “red herring” and deferring focus ...

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Senate WILL Vote on Cut, Cap and Balance

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced that the Senate will vote on the Cut, Cap and Balance bill that passed in the House earlier in the week. The vote may come as early as this afternoon or tomorrow. The bill intends to to cut the amount of spending, cap the amount of the GDP used to be paid into debt, ...

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Victory Formation! Down.. Set… Hike!!!

Once again, we are faced with another deadline for another manufactured crisis contrived by the Obama administration. According to the Treasury secretary, the federal government will officially run out of money on August 2nd due to the country hitting its debt ceiling. Since 1917 when Congress passed the Second Liberty Bond Act, the United States has had a self-imposed credit ...

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Obama: 80% Favor Balanced Approach [Fact Check]

Obama reiterated several times in this morning’s presser that 80% of voters favored a balanced approach to the debt problem. The President’s idea of a balanced approach is equal tax hikes and budget cuts. Unfortunately, there isn’t a single poll to support his delusion. A Rasumussen Report poll indicates that only 45% would favor tax increasese in the debt ceiling ...

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The Divided Right

The divide is there and it’s not just the politicians. I see it comments on the website, hear it in calls to the radio show – Conservatives (me included) would rather see a shutdown and re-prioritization of spending than kick the can down the road yet again (like those before us have done). Moderate Republicans would rather come to a ...

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McConnell: Obama is the Problem in Debt Fight – the People Agree

In a Wednesday Senate speech, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signaled what most Americans are thinking – Obama is the real obstacle to a budget deal. The Senate Minority leader said, “After years of discussions and months of negotiations, I have little question that as long as this president is in the Oval Office, a real solution is probably unattainable.” As the ...

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If Not Now, When?

The debt ceiling is coming! The debt ceiling is coming! Alarmist? Quixotic? Fear-mongering or Real? There are two perspectives in-play: the fiscal and the psychological. Fiscally – on a purely logical level – yes, it is that simple. The U.S. could service existing debt, defund Obamacare, and let a government shut-down occur while real cuts take place. Psychologically, it’s not ...

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The President Could Ignore the Debt Ceiling

The theoretical idea that Obama could simply ignore the debt ceiling and continue borrowing and spending has been put forth by that bastion of knowledge – the New York Times. In the ongoing debate over raising the debt ceiling, one option has not had much prominence: whether the Obama administration could ignore it altogether.. Sure, why not. He’s ignored Congress, the War ...

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Cutting the Card – Debt Ceiling Debate

When we send our kids off to college with a credit card, we trust them to use it judiciously, for necessities and emergencies. Too often, when that well-adjusted, highly responsible person we thought we knew gets out of our sight, the lure of the impulse purchase overtakes the good sense we know they’ve got. They feel the need to keep ...

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