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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Boehner Boldly Stands His Ground


Boehner: ‘Put Something on the Table!’
Jul 29, 2011- 0:35 – Speaker of the House challenges Democrats ahead of vote on debt limit bill.

Boehner said to the House, “Since we took over in January” I’ve tried to prevent this day from coming. “I’ve gone the extra mile, and I put revenues on the table, in order to try to come to an agreement to overt us from being where we are, but a lot of people in this town can never say “yes”. This House has acted and it is time for this administration and time for our colleges across the isle to put something on the table! Tell us where you are!”

Boehner saying that “I’m the only one presenting a Plan, and If you have a better one, put it on the table”, says a lot about where the problem really is!

Of course, other Republicans have put out plans so what I think he means is that no one but Harry Reid of the Democrat Party has put up a plan. All they do is critize and say “NO” without ever putting up a plan of their own. They just want to complain and critize in order to make it look like the Republicans are the problem.

He says lots of people in Washington can never say yes, only criticize without ever offering a plan of their own. It’s time we tell them to step up and put something on the table that can help bring this stalemate to a halt!

About a week after Republicans took over the House of Representatives, the Treasury Secretary sent a note asking for an increase in the debt ceiling. Boehner said no, unless there is something submitted to show cuts that equal the increase, and this is still the position of the House Majority leader.

The plan they vote on today includes a balanced budget with a cap, which means both parties must present a budget that is balanced. If the President needs more money, he will have to submit cuts that equal what he requests. To this statement, Boehner received a hearty applause from the House.

Boehner believes the plan he proposes is in keeping with the promise the Republican Party made to the People when elected. This is the same plan that once had the agreement of both Parties and, if passed, will prevent the government from going in default and causing a shut down. However, the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, has since tabled the bill.

The powerful speech by Boehner ended with a loud applause. Sean Hannity said, “WOW” on his radio program when he heard Boehner's powerful statement, and so did I. It was said with so much power that, if anyone ever doubted the leadership of this Speaker, can it be doubted now?

The White House is getting tons of emails, phone calls, and twits from the people expressing their concerns about these debates.

Obama: The Time for Compromise Is Now Jul 29, 2011- 5:47 -President pushes bipartisan solution in debt standoff.

Of course, this suggestion came from the President, trying to bully Congress into voting his way. I say “bully” because this admonition to contact Congress included Republican phone numbers, fax numbers, and twitter addresses.

Even Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and Laura Ingram are being harrassed because their numbers were given out as well. This is just plain dirty politics.

Of course, most of us expect our Representatives to do their jobs and to do the right thing without first satisfying selfish agendas, but giving addresses and phone numbers of others who are not in Congress (and who are not their own Representatives) is wrong.

It’s like stacking the deck against a player in a card game so that the odds of winning increase. Isn’t this the typical tactics of the Democrat Party in every situation that requires a vote?

Since the “Boehner Plan” is rejected again by the President and the Democrat Party, I’m concerned that there will be “Hell to Pay” when Constituents hear about it.

Democrats and the President can say all they want to about it being Republicans to blame for the crisis, and that people need to be adults about and get the job done, but the truth is that the problem rests with Democrats for not accepting any Plan that does NOT give the President what he wants. This is NOT how Congress is supposed to function. It is designed to be independent of the President for “checks and balances” and this is NOT what the American People want Congress to do.

If the President goes above Congress and uses the 14th Amendment to get what he wants, you can be sure that there will be an uproar in Washington! Contrary to his legal advice, Obama does NOT have a Constitutional right to use the 14th Amendment in this situation and using it this way cannot be defended legally. He thinks he does have the right but he also admits that it’s not clearly defined.

It won’t be long before we know the fate of America and the Constitution from here on out! Perhaps we should be prepared for the worst if things don’t go well.

Reaction from GOP Candidates to Debt Deals Jul 29, 2011- 2:09 – What does crisis mean for 2012 race?

Trump: Tea Party Making Washington Think Jul 29, 2011 - 4:18 – The Donald weighs in on debt debate

Sen. Paul: Not Balancing the Budget Is a Mistake, Jul 29, 2011- 4:24 -Kentucky senator not sold on new House debt plan.

POWER PLAY: Still Hope for a Big Deal? Jul 29, 2011- 7:29 – If a debt deal is reached, Congress still needs to tackle the big problems like entitlements.

POWER PLAY: Hill Works to Keep Markets Calm Despite Impasse Jul 29, 2011- 10:43 – Charles Payne tells Power Play that a debt deal isn’t necessarily positive thing for the markets.

POWER PLAY: Congressman Says Political Crisis Will Cause Financial Crisis Jul 29, 2011- 8:27 – GOP Budget Cmte member tells Power Play Boehner bill isn’t perfect, but nation needs it.Watch the latest video at

You decide for yourself who is causing the problem in Washington and then get those phone calls, emails, and tweeting going to tell the President and Congress how you feel about the tactics they are using to play politics now, when it is so important to do the right thing.

Also, tell the President and Democrats that the elections are not the focus right now and to quit the games. Tell them to get serious and get the job done. Tell the TEA Party people how you feel, that they are right and to stick to their guns or to back off some and work with Boehner.

This is the time for people to step up to the plate and let Washington know how you see the situation. Please, though, don't you believe that the Republicans are trying to take away Medicare and Social Security from the old people and handicap. It's an outright lie and another tool used for gaining support by the Democrat Party. Tell them to stop the lies! Tell the Truth Mr. President!

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