Tag Archives: Speaker John Boehner

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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Why Didn't We Think of That

After all this debate about raising the debt ceiling, with all the potential for financial calamity, with all the political posturing and slings and arrows, it appears that we have all missed the boat. Rep. Paul Broun, House Republican, yesterday … Continue reading

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Fools on Parade

The Republican House, acting like the Gang that couldn’t shoot straight, has produced a partisan bill to raise the debt ceiling, only to see the CBO score it as not cutting what it originally said, seeing House Republicans abandon their … Continue reading

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The Washington Two Step

The Speaker (and his House Republican caucus) has unveiled his plan to raise the debt ceiling, which appears to be a two step process, with a trillion in authorization given now in return for about $1.2 trillion in discretionary spending … Continue reading

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The $400 Billion Question, Or Hastert's Revenge

So the “large deal” debt talks have once again broken off in acrimony, with each side pointing fingers, leaving the United States perilously close to a sovereign debt default. So what happened? Republicans, led by Speaker Boehner, are accusing the … Continue reading

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