“The House has fought with everything it has to convince the president of the United States to engage in bipartisan negotiations aimed at addressing our country’s debt and providing fairness for the American people under ObamaCare. That fight will continue. But blocking the bipartisan agreement reached today by the members of the Senate will not be a tactic for us. In addition to the risk of default, doing so would open the door for the Democratic majority in Washington to raise taxes again on the American people and undo the spending caps in the 2011 Budget Control Act without replacing them with better spending cuts. With our nation’s economy still struggling under years of the president’s policies, raising taxes is not a viable option. Our drive to stop the train wreck that is the president’s health care law will continue. We will rely on aggressive oversight that highlights the law’s massive flaws and smart, targeted strikes that split the legislative coalition the president has relied upon to force his health care law on the American people.”
Q: Last week the acting OMB director sent a letter to Congressional appropriators saying that basically the top line agreed to in the Budget Control Act, that the President would veto it if it’s not met.
BOEHNER: Blah blah blah blah blah, alright, so?
Q: Is that an official response?
The Speaker is breaking his word, he’s being called on it, and he doesn’t care.
Incidentally, in the exact same press briefing, Boehner complained that Obama’s efforts on student loan interest rates are beneath “the dignity” of the presidency.
No word yet on whether the Speaker believes “Blah blah blah blah blah” is beneath “the dignity” of his office.
Speaker of the House, ladies and gentlemen. Here’s a clip:
It’s as if the Ryan / Republican budget wasn’t a completely serious threat to 99% of Americans and a government shutdown the last thing any of us really wants.
“This guy, I”m sorry, he’s gonna be Speaker of the House, and he’s not going to invite me to his Christmas Party. But this guy has an emotional problem, that any time he talks about anything that’s not ‘raise taxes’ he cries.” ~ Barbara Walters