the debt ceiling will be increased - it becomes a question of when, and if the Government has to cut any current spending before it get's passed.or no debt ceiling increase
really? when almost half of democrats support him?as for a stronger hand, no, he doesnt
yeah, i'm sure that he's quaking in his boots with the possibility that he might have to take the position that the American people (and especially voters) support against a position that they don't. The worst possible position for him right now is for Republicans to become the party of fiscal responsibility while Democrats become the party dedicated to Ever More Debt.
let me see if i have this straight.boehner is playing with a busted flush, maybe if during the bush administration republicans were serious about cutting the budget, the whole budget, including the parts they are fond of, i might think this is something more than political grandstanding on the republicans part...boehner is talking a good game, but if you are going to talk the talk, you better be able to walk the walk. boehner hasnt, and i don't believe he has any intention of doing it....this is nothing more than a show a year and a half out from the presidential election.
I say that Boehner has a stronger hand because the public is solidly on his side, if not a little to his right.
and you counter with no he doesn't because the last time the Republicans held the House (in 2006), under a different speaker, they had a budget deficit...
...when in fact the Republicans history of supporting budget deficits pushes Boehner to the right, as he less room to bring that aforementioned American people into a compromise.
Not only does he not want to increase taxes. He can't increase taxes.
yeah okay, after the spikes of the past few years we will freeze and then reduce.i propose freezing the budget at 2011 levels
here you are incorrect. we are talking about fully 40% of the budget that is borrowed - and costs are set to explode even as our debt is already approaching unsustainable levels. You don't need a scalpel, and you don't even want a hacksaw.and then doing 3 percent across the board cuts over the next 5 years...everything gets cut, everyone feels the pain. i don't disagree with you on the fact that cuts need to be made, but boehner wants to take a hacksaw to a problem that requires a scalpel.
you need this:
but of course you would. fortunately for the economy, that's not on the tablei would also raise the tax rates back to clinton era levels.