Uh-oh! First bill under Paul Ryan is BAD NEWS for conservatives…

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Written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief

Will a changing of the guard in the House of Representatives make any difference? Conservative voters were plenty frustrated with John Boehner’s “go along to get along” modus operandi, as the majority they worked so hard to elect seemed incapable or unwilling to slow down the Obama agenda. Just wait, we were always told. This isn’t the right battle. It’s the best we can do for now.

Ok, so NOW what? Will a Speaker Paul Ryan make any difference? Take the subject of immigration. Just last week, Ryan said he “would not work with the Obama administration on changing immigration policy, effectively pushing off the issue to at least 2017,” as reported by the New York Times.

“Look, I think it would be a ridiculous notion to try and work on an issue like this with a president we simply cannot trust on this issue,” Mr. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, said in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “He tried to go it alone, circumventing the legislative process with his executive orders, so that is not in the cards.”

Oh really? So is this first bill an example of Ryan’s hardline strategy?

Last week a bill was introduced by Reps. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., Andy Harris, R-Md., and Charles W. Boustany, Jr., R-La. with the stated purpose to “reform” the H-2B seasonal guest-worker program.

According to WND, “The bill would bypass the annual 66,000 cap on H-2B work visas by allowing foreigners admitted in any of the three previous years to remain and not be subject to the cap.

Critics say the GOP establishment is making it sound like it’s mainly struggling small businesses who will benefit from this bill, even as they attempt to appease their corporate backers in the tourism, forestry and hospitality industries. Companies like Walt Disney have used the guest worker visa to replace American employees.

“These are explicitly non-farm jobs, often for lower-skilled work but also middle class jobs,” a source told WND. “Of course, because we don’t have a visa-tracking system and the president is not enforcing over-stay rules, it increases another avenue to add to the illegal population.”

In 1970, fewer than 1 in 21 U.S. residents were foreign-born. Today it is nearing 1 in 7, and will soon eclipse every historical watermark and keep rising. Meanwhile, the wage compression enabled by long-term low-skilled migration has helped employers keep wages down beneath 1973 levels.”

Oh and by the way, WND says “one of the fastest-growing categories of immigration is from the Middle East, driven in part by refugee resettlement and worker-based visa programs.”

So how is this bill helping to reduce the flow of immigrants to this country? Explain to me please how this does not work exactly the way President Obama wants it to? When we continue to have the lowest workforce participation rate since the 1970’s, why are we working so hard to flood our labor market with even more non-citizen workers?

Sure seems like “business as usual” to me.

Meet the New Ryan-O, Same as the Old RINO

Published on Oct 30, 2015

On the few occasions when the CNBC questions were on topic, the economy, the GOP candidates couldn’t think of anything they’d cut but Social Security. Occasionally they would discuss their fantasy tax plans which are as relevant as Jeb’s fantasy football team. Meanwhile, meet the new Ryan-o same as the old RINO.

Go have another crying fit BONER!!!!!

were dooooomed

hope and change.remember, they said the fundamental changing of America! socialism in full effect! taxes to distribute our wealth to other countries and to make more spying equipment to spy and destroy us at the same time, and to get wealthy from it. thanks for voting!


RUSH: So how does the budget deal pave the way for Hillary Clinton?  Folks, it’s real simple.  Over half of any Republican candidate’s campaign arsenal has just been neutered.  The Republican Party cannot campaign by running around blaming the Democrats for destroying budget, for overspending, for threatening the very fabric economically of the country.  They can’t do it.  This is the Republican budget deal that Barack Obama cannot wait to sign.

So the idea that the Democrat Party and their nominee, most likely Hillary Clinton, pose a grave threat to this country’s future because of their runaway spending, their expansion of the welfare state, the expansion of the entitlement state, the creation of more and more dependents, we can’t say that anymore.  A Republican presidential candidate is not saying that anymore.  All the Democrats are gonna have to do is say, “Wait, wait, whoa, you’re accusing us of doing what?”  And they just have to go back and cite this budget deal, which is coming up for a vote today.

That’s how over the top this is.  It’s how far the Republican Party has abandoned its own principles in putting together this budget.  The fact that they make it a two-year budget takes it out of the presidential campaign as having any relevance.  And if the Republicans happen to win the presidency, the new president already has his first fiscal year budget signed into law by Barack Obama.  Now, these things can be open ’cause budgets are actually one year.  I understand all that.  But the effort here is to take this off the table for two years so there will be no fights on the debt limit, therefore no potential government shutdowns.

In other words, the Republicans are looking at it as though they are taking themselves totally out of any political risk circumstance.  And that may be, but the way they did it was to essentially act like Democrats in putting together this budget.  When you can’t go after the Democrat presidential nominee for who she is and what she will do and why you don’t want that to happen because you’ve already made sure it will happen, what in the world are you gonna campaign against her on?  That she’s incompetent, Benghazi, secretary of state, Huma Abedin, Bill Clinton?  What’s gonna be the primary campaign message when all of this is off the table?

So I will be eager to see.  This just argues more and more for a presidential candidate that’s not part of this apparatus.  And eventually it may even happen tonight, if there’s some bright-eyed, bushy-tailed debate moderator tonight.  “Can I see a show of hands of candidates who agree with the Republican budget and support it?”  That’s a sitting duck.  That’s just waiting to happen tonight.


RUSH:  Here’s another thing.  Another thing I’m sick and tired of hearing about is the “dysfunction in” Washington.  I’m sick and tired of hearing about how Washington’s not working together.  The hell they’re not!  The two parties in Washington work together all the time.  They work together. The only thing they’re not working together on, and didn’t, is Obamacare.  I could spend the next half hour going through all the pledges and promises the Republicans made in the campaign in 2010 to give them back the House, all the pledges that have just been blown to smithereens in just one deal, this budget deal that they did.

The way to look at this budget deal is, Barack Obama just got his ninth year.  If you want to know what this budget deal is, that’s how you look at it.  We have a two-year budget deal that blows through every spending cap that we had previously won.  It gives the Democrats and Hillary and Obama every spending measure they want.  It raises the debt limit a trillion dollars, so we’re looking at a $20 trillion national debt the next couple of years.  It’s a two-year budget that takes the budgeting process out of play and no work on it for two years ’cause it’s a done deal.

That’s how we get the ninth year of Barack Obama, and he didn’t have to do a damn thing for it other than be there — which, apparently, scares the Republicans to death.  Like I said earlier, I can’t explain what the Republicans are doing.  There is no common-sensical, common-sensible reason for what they are doing politically.  What they’re doing is not helping their presidential campaign.  What they’re doing is filibustering the election of Democrats, either Hillary or whoever.  Just to repeat this again, the reason this greases the skids for Hillary is because over half of the reason to oppose her we just agreed to!

Government spending and government growth as far as the eye can see.

We can’t campaign for the presidency on how we’re gonna be in favor of reduced government, how we’re gonna make it smaller, how we’re gonna be responsible and we’re gonna reduce the debt, the deficit, what have you. We can’t say any of that with credibility because our party just engineered a two-year budgeting that blows the smithereens out of any kind of spending discipline whatsoever!  It gives Barack Obama, philosophically, his ninth year.  Whoever is president, starting in 2017, is gonna be saddled with an Obama budget.

You tell me the parties aren’t working together?  You tell me they’re not crossing the aisle?  Governor Bush, we don’t need any more of that.  Governor Christie, we don’t need any more crossing the aisle.  Senator McCain, stop!  We’ve got enough of it.  That’s not the dysfunction in Washington.  The dysfunction in Washington is they’re acting like there’s no Constitution.  And it’s not just Obama.  Because when Obama violates the Constitution and nobody holds him to account, it must be nobody cares.

I know what they’re all saying.  “You remember the budget battle of ’95, Rush?  Remember what happened to us? We tried to fight Clinton back then.  Look what happened.  We can’t.”  Yeah, I know.  I know exactly why.  The conservatives that won the House in 1994 immediately stopped teaching conservatism.  They stopped explaining it as they went. They did not respond to the Democrat media efforts to tarnish them, to trash them, because they figured, “Nobody’s gonna believe this stuff.”

So now all you have to do is ask Mitt Romney about contraception and (stammering) “Bah bah bah, what do you mean, George?”  War on Women is what we get next.  Oh, yeah, that’s another thing! Mitt Romney was responsible for the War on Women, and these are the people he wants to work with!  I’m tired of so much of it.  I’m tired of my intelligence being insulted.  This business of, “I need to be the guy you elect because I can work with the other side.”  No! We already have plenty of people doing that.  The party lines have been sufficiently blurred inside the Beltway.

All right, well, here.  Let me read to you the pledge, the part of the pledge. Republicans in their campaign in 2010. This is the leadership, now, the people who put this together.  This is part of the pledge that they gave us.  They actually said this.  I mean, I’m reading it verbatim.  You’re probably not gonna believe it, but here it is.  “Washington’s out-of-control spending spree needs no introduction. Our debt is now on track to exceed the size of our economy in the next two years. The lack of a credible plan to pay this debt back causes anxiety among consumers and uncertainty for investors and employers.

“It isn’t just that we need to stop spending so much — we need to stop spending so irrationally. The spending process in Washington is designed to make it easy to increase spending and raise taxes and difficult to cut spending and lower taxes. The deck is stacked against limited government and fiscal responsibility. This must stop.”  Four years ago they wrote this.  Four years ago they promised to do just this.  “Over the past three years, non-security discretionary spending (the spending that is approved each year by Congress outside of the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Veterans Affairs) has increased a staggering 88%.”

Discretionary spending, 88%.

Everything about defense and Homeland Security, basically.

“As a result,” they wrote, “we now borrow 41¢ of every dollar we spend, much of it from foreign countries, including China, and leave the bill to our kids and grandkids.” What have we just done? We have just raised the debt limit! The people that wrote this just orchestrated a $1 trillion increase in the debt limit.  And in their minds, this program is the problem, and Fox News is the problem, and everything that’s not the old three networks. Everybody in the New Media is a problem, ’cause we point this stuff out.

You’re not supposed to remember this pledge.  They gotta get this done before Ryan sworn as speaker so his fingerprints aren’t on it.  That’s the leadership’s gift to him, give him this budget deal so he won’t have to get his hands wet doing a budget from couple of years. He’s already got it done but he didn’t have anything to do with it.  Ahem.  The pledge goes on.  “Economists have warned that all this borrowing runs the risk of causing a damaging spike in interest rates, which would cripple job creation. If our economy remains debt-driven, it will not be in a position to support a lasting economic recovery.”

Right.  So let’s add another trillion dollars to it, why not?

This pledge is actually 2010.  That was the election year.  In that pledge, they promised to “Cut Government Spending to Pre-Stimulus, Pre-Bailout Levels,” and then a paragraph on how they’re going to do it. They promised to “Establish a Hard Cap on New Discretionary Spending,” and then a paragraph on how they’re going to do it. They promised to “Root out Government Waste and Sunset Outdated & Duplicative Programs,” and then a paragraph on how they’re going to do it.

They promised to, “Reform the Budget Process to Focus on Long-Term Challenges.” They said, “We will make the decisions that are necessary to protect our entitlement programs for today’s seniors and future generations. That means requiring a full accounting of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, setting benchmarks for these programs and reviewing them regularly, and preventing the expansion of unfunded liabilities.”  I guess that stopped being operative some time ago.  So what happened after the voters read this pledge and believed it and trusted the Republicans to do what they said they were gonna do and elected them to run the House?

What happened?

“Upon taking control of the House in 2011, Republicans approved a budget with $1.3 trillion in deficit spending, pushing the national debt to $14.7 trillion (this is the officially recognized debt, not taking into account tens of trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities),” which are in the $50 trillion to $60 trillion range. “Today, after four years of GOP control of the House, during the last ten months of which Republicans have also controlled the Senate, the debt stands at $18 trillion.” It was $14.7 trillion when they took over in 2011. Now, wait.  I know some of you might be shouting, “Obama! Obama!”

Remember that they didn’t follow through on stopping Obama.

Oh, yeah, we got some spending caps, but they took care of that.  And the sequester. We took care of that.  Those obstacles are out of the way.  Obama hated ’em anyway and they’re gone now.

During the last 10 months, Republicans have controlled the Senate, the debt stands now at $18 trillion, up from 14.7 in 2011.  In his last official act, Speaker Boehner, along with Senate leader Mitch McConnell, will accede to Obama’s demand to push the debt limit up to 19 and a half trillion dollars in the next two years, which is an attempt to remove the threat posed by deficit spending as a 2016 election issue.  This is how the road has been paved for the Democrats to win the White House again.  We have removed the threat posed by deficit spending, which is what Democrats traditionally have been known for.

We cannot run a campaign for president now accusing the Democrats of deficit spending, big spending, dangerous spending, destructive spending.  We’ve done it.  That’s half the arsenal against your Democrat presidential campaign every four years, and we just took the arrows out of the quiver.  So $5 trillion nearly added to the national debt since the 2010 pledge to end control out-of-control borrowing and spending.  And it’s not because we’re not crossing the aisle and working with Democrats.  It’s not because of dysfunction in Washington.  Well, there’s dysfunction, but the dysfunction is not that we aren’t working with the Democrats.

That’s one of the biggest smoke screens. That’s one of the biggest insults they fire at us, as though somehow it’s our fault, by the way.  We, you and I, we’ve elected people that won’t cooperate.  We need to work with these people, we’re told.  It seems to me that’s exactly what’s been happening.  And for all of this to happen, something has to take a big, big hit, and that is the Constitution of the United States.

Now, in the 2016 campaign, I fully expect the Republicans are gonna try to blame all of this on Obama and the Democrats.  And they’re gonna continue to hope that you don’t realize the spending that’s contained in this budget deal.  They’re gonna have their friends and allies in the media tell you it’s a great budget deal, that we beat Obama at his own game.  We got a two-year budget and we’ve taken a government shutdown off the table, and that’s the biggest threat to our winning the White House, and that’s what they honestly think.

So that’s what they’re gonna tell you.  We beat Obama. We got a two-year deal. We forced our discipline on this country and on Obama, and we’ve eliminated the threat of a government shutdown, and then they’re gonna go out and start trying to blame Hillary for all the spending she wants to do, the destruction that will happen if she gets to do it.  They will hope that you don’t remember any of this and realize that they promised to stop it and not only caved in stopping it, they joined and worked with and crossed the aisle to make it happen.  We will probably continue to hear, “If you’ll just turn out and vote for us, we’re not gonna do business the way the Democrats have been doing it for the eight years of Obama.”  So just my two cents.

But, folks, all of this, these monologues here in the past hour, all of this is why the idea of writing these books for children was so appealing to me, for young people to learn the truth of how this country was founded.  At some point the people of this country are going to have to become learned enough, educated enough on how this country works and how prosperity happens, how growth happens, how freedom is maintained.  People are gonna have to understand this.  They’re not being taught in schools.  They’re not being taught of the greatness of this country.  They’re not being taught the Constitution.  They aren’t being taught the sacrifices.

Instead they’re being taught of all the racism and the bigotry and the social injustice and the immorality of the early days of this country, and how we’ve gotta pay the price for that. That’s why we have to open the borders, because we’ve been so selfish.  We have stolen all the resources of other people all over the world to enrich ourselves, and those days are over.  We’ve got to pay it back.  This superpower status of ours, that’s not legitimate.  We didn’t work to own that.  We stole that from people.  We stole their cultures. We stole their resources, their diamonds, their minerals, their gold, whatever, we’ve gotta give it back.

We’ve got people who have been deprived for 200 years ago because of the existence of the United States finally have to be permitted to get theirs.  That’s the compassion of this immigration thing all wrapped up.  And it’s bogus, and so the opportunity to — I mean, young kids are not gonna listen to this show.  They’re just not.  When you were eight, 10, 12, 13, you didn’t listen to talk radio.  But I sure wish they did.  I wish they were able to comprehend.  I know the parents try to explain it as best they can, but that’s why writing these kids books is so appealing.  You know, the old “make a difference” thing.  And that’s why the fourth one in two years is out, Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner.


RUSH:  Here is Brian, St. Augustine, Florida, great to have you on the EIB Network.  Hi.

CALLER:  Thanks taking the call, Rush.  I just wanted to say for ten years Harry Reid and the Democrats ran the country on continuing resolutions because they didn’t want to be blamed with deficit spending and now the Republicans go ahead and make a back door deal with them, a backroom deal to do just that, and —

RUSH:  You know, that —

CALLER:  — they take the blame for it.

RUSH:  Let me tell you, that is a fascinating point.  We haven’t had budgets.  We’ve had continuing resolutions, and one of the reasons for continuing resolutions is that you always get to get what you want really at the point of a political gun.  It’s hard to say there’s deficit spending with continuing resolutions.  And so the Democrats didn’t want that moniker, they didn’t want to be labeled as deficit spenders, so the continuing lubrication.  It also enabled them to say the Republicans were not cooperating, it’s the only way they could go. And so now the Republicans have gone ahead, “Hey, okay, we’ll take the deficit spending label ourselves. We’ll do it, we’ll do it. We’ll give you two years.  Lay it off on us, happily.”


PAUL RYAN ALL IN… (Paul Ryan will support budget deal)

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After sharply criticizing how it came together, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan announced he would support the budget deal Wednesday.
“What I’ve heard from members over the last two weeks is a desire to wipe the slate clean, put in place a process that builds trust, and start focusing on big ideas,” Ryan said in a statement. “What has been produced will go a long way toward relieving the uncertainty hanging over us, and that’s why I intend to support it. It’s time for us to turn the page on the last few years and get to work on a bold agenda that we can take to the American people.”
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Ryan will stand before his House Republican colleagues Wednesday morning in a closed election to be the next speaker of the House. He has assured his GOP colleagues that he would not cut deals in this manner, even going as far as saying the process “stinks.” In his statement Wednesday morning, he reiterated that if he’s elected speaker, “we will begin a conversation about how to approach these big issues – as a team – long before we reach these kinds of deadlines. We simply can’t keep doing business this way.”
Some conservative Republicans have said they would carefully watch how Ryan votes on this package. North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, a Freedom Caucus leader, called on all speaker candidates to oppose the bipartisan deal.
Ryan said he’d support this package, in part, because it includes “meaningful reforms to strengthen our safety net programs, including significant changes to bolster Social Security. It would allow us to return to regular order in our budget process. And it would mean our men and women in uniform have the resources they need to carry out their mission.”
He said it includes “some good, some bad, and some ugly.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/10/paul-ryan-support-budget-deal-215231#ixzz3psjlVFEg

SESSIONS: ‘Appears Obama got whatever he wanted’…


Jeff Sessions Says His ‘Knees Quiver’ Over Boehner-Obama Deal


Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions 80%

says he is uncomfortable with what he knows about the proposed budget deal struck between outgoing speaker John Boehner 37%

and President Barack Obama.“My knees quiver at the sound,” Sessions told reporters Monday evening, according to Politico, as details of the deal became public.

 “I’m worried about how fast it’s moving,” Sessions added. “I see no reason for that. Based on what I know now, it appears the president got whatever he wanted.”

The deal, officially unveiled by Boehner Tuesday, would suspend the debt limit through 2017. It would also raise domestic and defense spending levels put in place by the automatic cuts of 2011 known as sequestration, though Boehner says the raising of those caps would be offset with spending cuts elsewhere.

The effect would be removing the possibility of a government shutdown or default throughout the rest of the Obama years.

During a meeting with Republican lawmakers Tuesday morning, Boehner said the House will vote on the two-year budget agreement Wednesday. By making this deal as he departs the House, Boehner is doing a favor to Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan 58% , who is expected to be elected Wednesday to replace Boehner.
Approached by reporters Tuesday, Ryan didn’t immediately endorse the deal, though expressed annoyance with the last minute nature of the deal, with Congress facing a Nov. 3 deadline to raise the debt limit: “I think this process stinks.”

“Under new management we are not going to run the House this way,” Ryan said.

Conservative groups Club for Growth and Heritage Action released a joint statement Tuesday articulating their opposition to “this zombie budget deal.”

“It represents the very worst of Washington – a last minute deal that increases spending and debt under the auspices of fiscal responsibility,” the groups said.

A number of conservative lawmakers are expected to oppose the deal. But the legislation could pass if enough moderate Republicans and Democrats join together.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/27/jeff-sessions-says-his-knees-quiver-over-boehner-obama-deal/#ixzz3pnqMXwcF




Boehner presses for budget vote over conservative opposition…



WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders on Tuesday pushed toward a vote on a two-year budget deal despite conservative opposition, relying on the backing of Democrats for the far-reaching pact struck with President Barack Obama.

In his last days as speaker, John Boehner was intent on getting the measure through Congress quickly to head off a market-rattling debt crisis next week and a government shutdown in December. The deal also would take budget showdowns off the table until after the 2016 presidential and congressional elections, a potential boon to the eventual GOP nominee and incumbents facing tough re-election fights.

“The agreement isn’t perfect by any means,” but the alternative was a debt limit increase without any entitlement reform or money for troops, Boehner told reporters. “So this is a good deal.”

The Ohio Republican also said his goal was to “clean out the barn” for the next speaker. “I’ve done my best to clean it up,” he said.

A coalition of Democrats, Republican defense hawks, and GOP pragmatists appeared poised to power the legislation into law over opposition from the tea party forces that eased Boehner out.

“We can’t stop it. He’s in league with the Democrats,” Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., said of Boehner. “I mean I don’t think there’s anything you can do at this point.”

But Massie also said “it’s a long game” and conservatives were winning the war as they had forced Boehner to resign.

The House budget vote slated for Wednesday would come on the same day as the GOP caucus nominates its candidate, widely expected to be Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. The speaker-to-be held off on assessing the deal, saying he had to review it, but he expressed frustration with the rush job.

“I think this process stinks. This is not the way to do the people’s business,” Ryan said. “Under new management, we’re not going to do the people’s business this way.”

The two-year pact would give both the Pentagon and domestic agencies $80 billion in relief from budget constraints in exchange for cuts elsewhere in the budget.

The White House said Tuesday it was “promising” that Democrats and Republicans could come together to reach an agreement that would “break the cycle of short-sighted, crisis-driven decision making.” Capitol Hill Democrats are likely to solidly support the agreement, which follows an outline they have been promoting for months.

“We successfully secured equal increases in funding defense and non-defense priorities,” said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “We have extended the solvency of Social Security Disability Insurance and protected millions of seniors from a significant increase in their Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles next year. Most importantly, we have affirmed that the full faith and credit of the United States is non-negotiable and inviolable.”

The legislation would suspend the current $18.1 trillion debt limit through March 2017. The budget portion would increase the current “caps” on total agency spending by $50 billion in 2016 and $30 billion in 2017, offset by savings elsewhere in the budget. And it would permit about $16 billion to be added on top of that in 2016, classified as war funding, with a comparable boost in 2017.

It also would clean up expected problems in Social Security and Medicare by fixing a shortfall looming next year in Social Security payments to the disabled, as well as a large increase in Medicare premiums and deductibles for doctors’ visits and other outpatient care.

The emerging budget side of the deal resembles a pact that Ryan fashioned two years ago in concert with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., to ease automatic spending cuts for the 2014-15 budget years. A lot of conservatives disliked the measure and many on the GOP’s right flank are already swinging against the new one, which would apply to the 2016-17 budget years.

“I’m not excited about it at all,” Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., said of the agreement. He called it “a two-year budget deal that raises the debt ceiling for basically the entire term of this presidency.”

Boehner was pushed aside by conservatives in his own party after repeatedly turning to Democrats to pass must-do legislation in an era of divided government. Many Republicans also resented being kept in the dark. The pending deal fits both criteria.

Among the proposed spending cuts are curbs on Medicare payments for outpatient services provided by hospitals that have taken over doctors’ practices, and an extension of a 2 percentage-point cut in Medicare payments to doctors through the end of a 10-year budget. It requires the sale of 58 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, cuts crop insurance payments to insurance providers and requires new auctions of spectrum to communications companies.

The budget side of the deal is aimed at undoing automatic spending cuts which are a byproduct of a 2011 budget and debt agreement, and the failure of Washington to subsequently tackle the government’s fiscal woes. GOP defense hawks are a driving force, intent on reversing the automatic cuts and getting more money for the military. A key priority for Democrats is to boost domestic programs.

The focus is on setting a new overall spending limit for agencies with operating budgets set by Congress each year. It will be up to the House and Senate Appropriations committees to produce a detailed omnibus spending bill by the Dec. 11 deadline.

Associated Press writers Alan Fram and Erica Werner contributed to this report.

Boehner-Obama Spending Deals Have Increased Debt $3,970,023,503,348.07… $33,832.64 Per Household…

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(CNSNews.com) – The federal debt has increased by $3,970,023,503,348.07 since House Speaker John Boehner cut his first spending deal with President Barack Obama in 2011.

That equals $33,832.64 for every household in the United States.

After the Republicans won a majority of the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections, Boehner was elected speaker in January 2011. At that time, the government was operating under a continuing resolution that expired on March 4, 2011. Before that CR expired, Boehner cut a spending deal that President Obama signed to fund the government after that date.

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Ever since March 4, 2011, all federal spending has been authorized by laws that first passed a Republican-controlled House led by Boehner and then were signed by President Obama.

At the close of business on March 4, 2011, the federal debt was $14,182,627,184,881.03, according to the Treasury. At the close of business on Oct. 22, 2015, it was 18,152,650,688,229.10.

From March 4, 2011 through Oct. 22, 2015, the debt increased $3,970,023,503,348.07

As of June, according to the Census Bureau, there were 117,343,000 households in the United States. The $3.97 trillion in new debt that the federal government has accumulated under the spending deals approved by a Boehner-led, Republican-controlled House of Representatives equals $33,832.64 per household.


Is Ryan going to be Obama’s new golfing buddy until the imposter is replaced with a real president.


It will be no different with RINO Ryan as Speaker. True, he talks a good game but he will lead Conservatives down the tubes.
The greatest problem the Washington Establishment GOP has is calculating how they can make a Left turn and placate the Conservative base at the same time.


Fifty years of LBJ’s “Great Society” and “war on poverty” and this is what we have to show for it today:

Record households in poverty.
Record households on SNAP (food stamps).
Record households on disability.

To date, we have spent over $22 trillion in that half century. To put that into perspective, that figure is more than THREE TIMES what we have spent in all war costs combined since 1776 in current dollars (source: Congressional Research Service 2010 report). <==>/b> Read that again and let it sink in.

And liberal regressive Democrats say we aren’t spending enough at home on “the poor” and spend too much on wars. Low information IDIOTS!


Boehner is more of a friend to Obama than anyone else in the Democratic party!