It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
"Overheard Boehner saying "I didn't sign up for going mano-a-mano with the President of the United States" leaving the Capitol." <<--- twitter by Jill Jackson, CBS News.
That's okay, honey. You didn't.
News from The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama wants a blank check from Congress to raise the debt ceiling, but that he's not going to get one.
Boehner says the solution to the debt crisis isn't complicated. He says if you spend more than you take in, you have to spend less.
In his response to Obama's televised address to the nation, Boehner gave no indication of compromise.
The House speaker did say the U.S. cannot default. He said the crisis would be over if the Senate approves a new House Republican plan to be voted on in the House this week, and if the president signs it.
⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
Boehner can't win for losing.
Tea Party Coalition Rejects Boehner's Debt Proposal (UPDATE)
Hell, in his shoes? I'd be drinking heavily, too.UPDATE: 4:10 p.m. -- A coalition of Tea Party chapters and conservative lawmakers on Monday rejected the debt proposal put forward by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), despite his efforts to sweeten the deal with provisions favored by his conservative base.
The Cut, Cap, Balance Coalition, which boasts hundreds of Tea Party groups and more than 100 GOP lawmakers in its membership, is citing two provisions in Boehner's proposal that amount to deal-breakers: its call for creating a Congressional Commission and its inclusion of a balanced budget amendment that, according to the group, is only for show.
"A symbolic vote on a balanced budget amendment at some later time minimizes its importance, as it will not be tied to an increase in the debt ceiling," reads a statement from the coalition. "A BBA that allows a tax increase with anything less than a 2/3 supermajority is not a serious measure."