Tag Archives: Speaker John Boehner

Delusional Cynical Politics

It has been a busy time , and harder to do blog posts. But with the federal government shutdown and the threat of default, it is time to return. More than enough has been written about the logjam that has … Continue reading

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Enforce No Budget No Pay

There have been so many budget battles in Washington over the past few years that the public has by and large tuned them out. From my perspective the Republicans, even when they may have had a solid point or two, … Continue reading

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The Coming Train Wreck

There has been much speculation in the media about the potential for another fiscal clash in the first quarter of this year, centered around the debt ceiling and the sequester. Much has been already written, and there is plenty more … Continue reading

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Holiday Cliff Diving

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. As we prepare for the New Year let us return once more to the dreaded “fiscal cliff”, which is being dealt with in Washington at quite a leisurely pace. As … Continue reading

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These Guys Ain't LBJ

As predicted here at the blog Speaker Boehner could not corral the votes in the Republican caucus to pass his own so called “Plan B”.I posted on this blog and through my twitter feed the prediction that the Speaker would … Continue reading

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Boehner's Bluff

Just when it looked like there might be some movement towards a fiscal cliff deal, with the President and Speaker engaging in a good negotiating give and take, the Speaker has once again blanched, threatening to go with “plan B”. … Continue reading

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The Essential Republican (Boehner) Dilemma

Republicans in Congress find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. As the President digs in on the issue of tax rates for the top 2% of earners the Republican Party seems to be imploding, unable to make … Continue reading

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Negotiating Towards the Cliff

As someone who predicted a month ago that we would go over the “fiscal cliff”, and also that the debt ceiling introduction would complicate the negotiations you might expect that after yesterdays rhetoric I would be here saying I told … Continue reading

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Two Stepping to the Cliff

The issues involved in the so called “fiscal cliff” have been written about ad infinitum. With the first general meeting held at the White House and all coming out spouting optimistic platitudes the level of optimism has gone way up. … Continue reading

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Does Boehner Want to Go Over the Cliff if Obama Re-Elected?

As the elections come close we are all focused on the results, and on who might control the U.S. House and Senate, as well as the Presidency. If President Obama is re-elected the lame duck session of Congress will be … Continue reading

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