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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Boehner Sells Out (again...)

Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH) has indicated that he will raise the debt ceiling.  In doing so, he will be flying in the face of what he promised last year, substantive, substantial cuts in the both the federal budget, but the huge deficit as well.  Bloomberg is reporting that,
House Speaker John Boehner said “it’s clear” the U.S. must raise its debt limit, responding to President Barack Obama’s efforts to secure backing to extend the government’s borrowing authority.

“At some point it’s clear to me that we have to increase the debt ceiling,” Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said yesterday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “And as we do, we’re going to do it in a way that addresses America’s long-term fiscal challenges.”
Yet again, proving that the GOP leadership in Congress are "going along to get along."  They, the GOP leadership are part of the problem and not part of the solution. This goes along with the betrayal when we were promised that there would $100 billion dollars cuts immediately...what we got was $38 billion, and that was hailed a a huge cut...until you consider that this years deficit tops $1,700,000,000,000.00...  That comes to less than .38% cut.  Nothing, not even a drop in the bucket.

Now, we're being told that we must permit this spendthrift president to continue taking the country down the road to financial ruin, and the GOP will just help him along. 

We've been told that if the Chinese, who hold huge amounts of US Treasury bonds were to reduce their holdings, that would be catastrophic to the US economy.  Guess what...the Chinese have, for the 5th straight month, reduced  their holdings of US Treasury bonds.
China, the biggest buyer of U.S. securities, trimmed its holdings for a fifth straight month.  The Treasury Department said Monday that China cut its holdings by $9.2 billion to $1.14 trillion.
Instead of cutting the deficit, we're gettinng Kabuki Theatre...just going along to get along.  Mr. Boehner, you were given a majority in the House of Representatives to substantially cut spending.  Paul Ryan (R-WI) has given you a plan to do dammit, start working on real substantive cuts NOW!  We can't afford not to.

Mr. Boehner, if you don't follow up your words of last year, next year will so the GOP thrown out of office in records numbers.  Just as the Democrats were turned out wholesale.

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