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.”