Heck of a Job, Boehner: Obama Signs Bipartisan Flim Flam

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Another week in Washington D.C. and the congresscritters did what they always do…spend and deceive with blatant arrogance. You will recall how the Republicans promised to repeal Obamacare and did in fact vote to do so in the House. Of course, as they fully knew, the Senate wouldn’t go along. Oh well, rather than win the budget battles that came along later, the Republican leadership has punted away every chance to hold the line.

This past week legislators have finally found bipartisan agreement ( oh, Holy Grail) on something. They agreed to rip off funds intended for Obamacare to “pay for” overturning another stupid idea, a 3 percent withholding tax on government contractors. Republicans, Democrats and Obama agreed. . . and so this “critical” issue is settled. You see, government can act. It just can’t cut any REAL spending, even when the country is headed over a financial cliff.

But wait. Does it strike anyone as just a little bizarre that the GOP would be willing to make this deal to take money from Obamacare? They are sworn to repeal it and repeatedly have said it is unconstitutional. Oh never mind, in the meantime, let’s take money from it.

In cash-strapped Washington, President Obama’s $1 trillion health care law is presenting a tempting target for lawmakers seeking funds for other projects, as Congress last week raided the health care piggy bank for the third time in less than a year.

Congress last week axed a part of Democrats’ signature domestic achievement to find $11 billion to cover the cost of repealing a withholding tax that otherwise would have hit government contractors in 2013. Mr. Obama signed that bill into law on Monday.

The withholding bill follows two other efforts — one in December and another in April — that reworked the health care law to squeeze savings for other priorities. —Paige Cunningham, Washington Times

Folks, the GOP has some serious strategery issues. The country is on a glidepath to financial destruction and Boehner and his top boys are clueless.

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Texas native. Conservative small businessman with 31 years experience. Government should roll back the nanny state. No country can tax its way to prosperity. The question isn't who will let me but who will stop me?

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Pamela
November 27, 2011 1:27 pm

Why does “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today” come to mind?

How can they take money from something that didn’t have any money in the first place?

Those F.C.O.s are playing Three Card Monte with our Nation, our future and our lives. Can we swear out warrants for their arrests?

bobmontgomery
November 27, 2011 3:06 pm

47 million uninsured! sob! sob! pre-existing conditions! sob! Sob! Oh, the humanity! sob! sob! Obama: “Cut $11 billion from their health care? Sure! I’ll sign!”
So the new narrative is “Obama shows willing ness to reach out to work with Congress to create and save jobs!” Instead of “Obama trashes his own health care bill.”

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Admin
November 27, 2011 9:31 pm

They are utterly, utterly unwilling to cut any spending anywhere. And I mean both the Dems and the Republicans. This stuff could be turned around in a hurry, with massive trillions cut, with one extremely simple 4-word policy (“end baseline budgeting today”), and one less simple but undebatable one (remove all traces of Porkulus codified into future budgets).

Unserious. Vote them out. Including, and especially, our guys.

A.C. Swiger-AceInTX
December 3, 2011 11:08 pm

Wait…GOP Leadership in the same sentence as strategy is a contradiction of terms isn’t it? and if anyone thinks they’re actually EVER going to repeal Obamacare what with 60 percent of the voting public wanting just that…think again. From the Republican Main Street Partnership Web site: Healthcare The United States has the most advanced healthcare system in the world and as a result attracts patients from all over the world. We need to ensure that the United States continues to encourage and foster innovation in the healthcare sector. We believe that the provisions of Obamacare that are not working should… Read more »