July 9, 2011

Boehner: ‘The WH will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes’

Filed under: Economy,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 11:10 pm

Well then, the heck with them.

Just received the following e-mail from the Speaker (web link here):

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today regarding ongoing debt limit discussions with the White House:

“Despite good-faith efforts to find common ground, the White House will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes. I believe the best approach may be to focus on producing a smaller measure, based on the cuts identified in the Biden-led negotiations, that still meets our call for spending reforms and cuts greater than the amount of any debt limit increase.”

In the words of a famous British Prime Minister to Bush 41 in 1990:


It might be a good idea to relay an echo of Ms. Thatcher’s words to Mr. Boehner: “Don’t go wobbly on rejecting any and all tax increases.”



  1. John Boehner and Jean Schmidt are the wrong people at the wrong time to represent us.
    They certainly don’t represent my children’s interest or mine for that matter.
    Both are TARP hogs, and these pigs will never change, no shade of red lip gloss will ever conceal their stink.
    TARP was there defining moment. They are the “crack whores” of tax and spend.
    No better than the democrats. Even Newt Gingrich understands the problem.

    Read ” When he’s right he’s right”

    Read No Tax increase in Debt-Ceiling deal

    Read ” Its still the spending stupid

    John Hayward gets it. Here read: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=44692

    Let me quote Mr. Hayward…
    I deny both the right and wisdom of government to “own” any industry.
    I reject the notion that a just government can exist in the absence of a strictly obeyed Constitution.
    I deny the wisdom of the political class to achieve prosperity through economic control.
    Their failure is massive and evident.

    I do not believe that only government officials should be allowed to enjoy lavish benefits and extravagant
    lifestyles without facing moral condemnation for their greed.

    I deny the possibility of a large government without endemic corruption.
    I do not believe the election of national representatives should be a quest for brilliant masters of industry.
    They should understand the limits and duties of their own jobs, not how to perform the jobs of those they rule

    I reject the application of compulsive force against citizens who have not engaged in criminal offenses.
    I am NOT interested in being “transformed” or “engineered” by my government, and I deny its moral authority to do so against my will.

    Except in cases of the most dire emergency, I don’t accept the moral authority of today’s politicians to place unbearable obligations
    on the taxpayers of the future. Taxation without representation is wrong. Who represents the children of tomorrow?
    Were their voices heard, when they were assigned to pay off fourteen trillion dollars in debt?”

    Read “Leaving the Tab: Indebting America’s Youth”

    Comment by Greg — July 10, 2011 @ 8:26 am

  2. [...] the meantime, many readers will agree with the Thatcherite suggestion I make at my home blog: Don’t go wobbly, Mr. [...]

    Pingback by BizzyBlog — July 10, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

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