Walk the walk if you are going to talk the talk…and the final word will come in 2012. Republicans were given a strong referendum to cut the spending and the taxes.
Obamacare is high on the hit list for the majority of Americans because it fundamentally changes our country to a socialist country. It will be one more unsustainable entitlement. There is no need to have medicaid FOR ALL. Emergency help is appropriate, it’s when we move to extremes that we are in a position to destroy our ability to pay our bills and to maintain our standard of living. We don’t need to take care of everyone’s hangnail and it’s unconstitutional to mandate it, or hopefully that will be the finding.
Obamacare is merely one example of the many mandates, fees, taxes, and deficit spending that has been thrown at us in the last three years. It is so extreme, that many see it as a deliberate attempt to destroy our country’s fabric. That should be hint enough that the debt and deficit must be dealt with.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The top Republican in Congress wants trillions of dollars in spending cuts as part of must-pass legislation allowing the federal government to continue borrowing to keep it operating and meeting obligations to investors.
House Speaker John Boehner also says that any legislation to raise the so-called debt limit beyond its current $14.3 trillion cap should be accompanied by spending cuts larger than the amount of the permitted increase in the debt.
“The Ohio Republican was scheduled to make the comments in a speech Monday night to the New York Economic Club; excerpts were released after the markets closed. Boehner’s comments come as investors and business groups have been seeking assurances that the GOP-controlled House will join with President Barack Obama and the Democratic-led Senate to enact the must-pass debt limit measure, which is needed to prevent a market-roiling, first-ever U.S. default on its obligations.
“It’s true that allowing America to default would be irresponsible,” Boehner says. “But it would be more irresponsible to raise the debt ceiling without simultaneously taking dramatic steps to reduce spending and reform the budget process.”
The government is headed toward a $1.6 trillion deficit this year requiring it to borrow more than $125 billion a month. It’s unclear how much of a debt limit increase is coming, but it would take a record increase in the $2 trillion range to avoid a second vote before next year’s elections.
The debt measure’s path through Congress promises to be extraordinarily difficult since the arrival of 87 House GOP freshmen—many elected with tea party backing last year—for whom the debt vote is politically difficult.
Boehner’s remarks are notable since it’s virtually impossible to produce spending cuts of that size without addressing major benefit programs like Medicare. And they came less than a week after Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and other top Republicans seemed to acknowledge that political reality would probably rule out such cuts before the 2012 presidential and congressional elections.” Read here: Walk the walk