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Now John Boehner Says There Is No Debt Crisis

From the Associated Press:

Boehner says he ‘absolutely’ trusts Obama

March 17, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts President Barack Obama – not that they don’t have their differences.

Boehner tells ABC’s "This Week" that the two have a good relationship and that they’re "open with each other … honest with each other."

Perhaps Mr. Boehner was being facetious. After all, if Obama is open and honest and trustworthy, why has Boehner given up negotiating with him?

Lest we forget, Obama has been so open the two men have barely met with each other over the last four years. And Obama has been so honest, that last summer he told Boehner what he wanted for a ‘grand bargain,’ and when Boehner agreed to it, Obama moved the goal posts.

But the Ohio lawmaker says they’re trying to bridge some big differences. One issue they agree on: The U.S. doesn’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt.

Boehner never passes up a chance to undercut the Republicans’ message. Just when rational people everywhere were mocking Obama for saying we don’t have a debt problem, he ‘pulls a Boehner’ by agreeing with him.

But are we really supposed to believe that it’s not a problem that we are borrowing 47 cents of every dollar the federal government spends?

Moreover, if there is no debt crisis, then why all the fuss? Why have we had the debt ceiling crisis, and the financial cliff crisis, and the sequester crisis? Haven’t all of those crises been predicated on the immediate debt crisis? If there is no debt crisis, why does Obama want to raise taxes even more?

Some conservatives criticized Obama when he said last week that the country doesn’t have an immediate debt crisis. Boehner says a debt crisis does loom in the years ahead because entitlement programs are not sustainable if they aren’t changed.

What’s unsustainable about being $16 trillion dollars in debt with at least another $87 trillion in unfunded liabilities?

The simple truth is we are in a real and immediate crisis. Our spending is too high in ratio to our GDP. And if we do not fix that ratio, the nation’s credit rating will be lowered — again.

Which will make it almost impossible to get future loans, which we have to have to keep the charade going. And that means this is not sustainable, no matter what Obama and even Boehner say.

He says balancing the budget will help the economy.

That this even has to be said is in itself frightening. In a sane world, such home truths would go without saying. But, clearly, we no longer reside in a sane world.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, March 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Now John Boehner Says There Is No Debt Crisis”

  1. Bill says:

    How is it we haven’t been able to kick this guy out yet? Newt is laughing at Boehner right now.

  2. River0 says:

    Boehner is either lying, playing the idiot for political reasons, or has become a zombie. We’ll never make progress with the resurrection of the GOP – assuming that’s possible – until Boehner’s gone. He’s tried to destroy the Tea Party, purged genuinely conservative men and women from positions of power, bungled every good bargaining position we’ve given him, and damaged the United States.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      My observations of Boner indicate to me that he is a coward. It’s not unusual these days to find them in elected offices because the illusion of power is very difficult to discern from actual courage. The coward will quickly take offense to derisive comments (see: Obama) and will take action, albeit underhandedly to eliminate or punish the source(s) of that derision. (See: Boner’s treatment of Tea Party Conservatives).

      He is probably also an alcoholic. His behavior is inconsistent, except when it comes to issues of wanting to be liked by the cook kids. But I’m pretty sure that the tab for his liquor cabinet is a closely guarded secret. I realize I have no proof but just watching him indicates that he is “not all there”. In the deepest stages, the alcoholic can function at day-to-day tasks but cannot deal with stress of any kind. Their body has become so dependent on it that even a phone call requires getting a drink first.

      Besides that, he is an elected disaster. His duplicity indicates to the people that “keeping the peace” between the parties is more important than serving the people. He’d happily sell his mother down the river in order to have it not appear that the republicans are fighting the democrats. His motivation for saying how much trust he has in Obama is misguided and foolish.

      But, again, he’s also indicating that he thinks the average voter is a moron and will take his statement at face value, not realizing (again….*sigh*) that the democrats will walk all over him and other republicans whether they try to play nice or not. So it’s time to take the gloves off, call Obama a liar and all the rest of his cabal and dog-and-pony show and get down to real business.

      Sadly, his cowardice will serve to maintain the dysfunctional beltway politics that are just so much FUN for these people. It’s a strange surreal world where they all dress in tuxedos, pretend to like one another at official functions while simultaneously trying to undermine them. It’s the lowest of the low in terms of human behavior but it’s got a false patina in the light of legitimacy.

      In other words, it’s corruption. Oh…they will never BELIEVE such a concept because, after all…they are in such high office…how could that be the case, right?

      Well, they are no better than the cubicle monkeys in the break area, stealing each other’s pudding cups from the company fridge. It’s the same thing…just on a different level and with more dire consequences but it’s strictly bad mammalian behavior.

    • captstubby says:

      add to the new and improved Republican playbook.
      1 never let a male Republican speak in front of a camera without a adult present.
      2 women conservitives now have bigger b…s then the men.

    • untrainable says:

      Rusty has hit on something that has been gnawing at me for decades. The Tuxedo class pretending to like one another. I understand the need for polite discourse within the halls of congress. “I recognize the senator from New Po Dunk… blah blah blah” however, the fake friendliness has always made me sick. We complain that our “representatives” in government don’t get anything done. We complain about gridlock. We complain about the lack of bipartisanship. At least that’s what they tell us that we’re complaining about.

      I have absolutely no problem with a lack of bipartisanship. That means someone is standing up for something and not giving in to the enemy because it’s better to be nice. Gridlock? Our government was created in a way that made gridlock the mechanism of our salvation. They can’t do whatever they want because someone CAN stop them. I’d rather be stuck in constant gridlock for the next 4 years, than have Obama’s marxist policies continue to be written into law because “the people want bipartisanship”. NO WE DON’T! We want to be represented accurately in Washington. I want my beliefs to be stood up for. I want the policies that will work for the people… ALL THE PEOPLE… not just a select few victims in the protected or political classes.

      John Boehner is the very antithesis of what the conservative wing of the party needs in place to save America. We need someone who is willing to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous media attention, and stand for the people he is supposed to represent. Not someone who attempts to make himself look like the great bridge builder. You don’t build a bridge to a place that you don’t want to go.

      For the sake of every America (the old one, not this sham we live in now where children are punished for eating pop tarts into provocative shapes???) loving man woman and child out there, STAND UP AND CALL THESE PEOPLE WHAT THEY ARE. Not, “…my friend from the other side of the aisle…” How about an honest description? How about, “I respectfully disagree with the senator from Po Dunk. And may I comment on the idiocy of his/her position. In what world is spending more than you have NOT a problem?” Holy Crap!

  3. captstubby says:

    i quit watching ABC’s HOUR OF HATE years ago.
    did he cry like a little girl?

  4. mr_bill says:

    If the debt isn’t a problem, government can stop taxing citizens and fund its activities purely through borrowing, right? Why do the liberals constantly scream that they “need more revenue” if the debt is not a problem? They should simply borrow whatever additional money they want to waste spend.

    It sure would be nice if Boehner would support his own party’s positions and stop cutting deals that favor the opposition. He’s done more for the left than he has for those of us who are trying to stop this disaster.

  5. GetBackJack says:

    I listened to Boehner being interviewed on Hannity last week and almost choked on all the political buzz words peppering his speech.

    He’s a Tool who perpetuates the beliefe there’s only one Party in Washington, the Party of Power.

  6. canary says:

    I agree with Rusty Boehner is a coward.
    My opinion is no one should trust Boehner from this point forward. Not even his own family should trust him.

  7. Mithrandir says:


    Remember when Obama told the crowd, “Hey, it isn’t like we aren’t keeping score here.”

    –Exactly. Democrats keep a running score card, and hand out jobs, favors, and money accordingly.

    Republicans allow their undisciplined members to wonder off? “Eh, whatever.”

    Like I have always said, “If you don’t attach punishment to behavior, politicians will do whatever they want without thinking twice about it.” Imagine if Dianne Feinstein faced a prison sentence, fines, and removal from office FOR JUST PROPOSING erosion of the 2nd Amendment? You think she would shut her mouth then?

  8. USSFreedom says:

    Trusting Obowme is like trusting a starving Boa Constrictor with a baby. The play nice days should have been over after the “I Won” remark given with chin in air and the shoved down our throats Health Care-less package passed with the majority of the American people against it.
    A referendum on the ballot of my state years ago, dealing with state funding for a new stadium for the billionaire owners of the local football team was soundly defeated yet, the Governor gave them the money in spite of the voters wishes. Seeing they could get away with that, the surplus disappeared when he left office, something stinks and not only in Denmark.

  9. Liberals Demise says:

    Sooooo ……. this is what a spineless jellyfish looks and smells like.

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