Boehner rips health law in visit to Ohio district

“We had to pay our bills. The problem isn’t the debt ceiling; it’s the debt”
Associated Press
Feb 15, 2014

 

Boehner rips health law in visit to Ohio district

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner was back in his home district in southwest Ohio on Thursday and back on the attack against President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Boehner said changes made to health care coverage have complicated business plans for employers.

“All it does is create more uncertainty for people trying to create jobs” Boehner said. “This is big government getting in the way”

Boehner said if Republicans were in control in Washington, “there’d be an effort to undo it and fix health care in a different way”

Boehner toured a wire products company in West Chester, in the aftermath of congressional action this week to lift the federaldebt ceiling that triggered criticism of Boehner from some conservatives.

Boehner said the debt ceiling passage was needed, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

“We had to pay our bills” Boehner said. “The problem isn’t the debt ceiling; it’s the debt”

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Licorice Schtick

The problem isn't the debt ceiling, it's giving everything to the wealthy while pushing more and more tax burden onto the working class while they twist in the wind.

FSM

exactamundo

Contango

Re: "giving everything to the wealthy,"

Better contact Ms. Yellen at the Fed and voice your complaint.

"Central bankers are driving the car from the back seat based upon a fundamentally flawed theory of how the world works. That theory helped produce the wreck that was the Great Recession and will have its fingerprints all over the next one."

http://www.businessinsider.com/w...

coasterfan

Agree with Licorice. America had no trouble paying its bills before Bush cut taxes and increased spending, via 2 unfunded wars.

Contango

Re: "Bush cut taxes,"

98% of 'em became the "Obama tax cuts" in 2013.

Re: "no trouble paying"?

lol.

The U.S. hasn't decreased it’s federal debt since Eisenhower.

grumpy

Re: " America had no trouble paying its bills before Bush cut taxes"

Obama kept the bush tax cuts for 2 years when he had a supermajority in the Senate, and a majority in the House when he could have made the tax rates anything he wanted. Then he extended the bush tax rates for 2 years after they had run out since there was a time limit on the bush tax cuts. Obama extended them for 2 more years, for a total of 4 years after taking office. If they were so bad, why did he keep them and then extend them after they ran out? Then after all that he only changed the tax rates for 2% of the tax payers. (* % of the people are paying the same rate as under bush.

anthras

Licorice says: "The problem isn't the debt ceiling, it's giving everything to the wealthy"

I do agree the problem might be giving to the wealthy and the wealthy are doing very well under Obama they are even widening the gap between them and the poor

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JMOP

The problem isn't the debt ceiling, it's giving everything to the people who refuse to work, and not contribute to paying taxes like the wealthy and middle class do.

There you go again

Exactamundo!

coasterfan

JMOP, nope. The costs of two unfunded wars is exponentially higher than the tax revenues missed by the very small portion of Americans who refuse to work. Is this more of the Fox "New Math"?

Contango

Re: "The costs of two unfunded wars,"

Can you name a U.S. war that was 'funded'?

The Big Dog's back

I proved to you before the Viet Nam war was funded.

Contango

Re: "I proved (snip)"

ROFLMAO!!!!

1. Vietnam: Let's see you defend that 'honorable' war.

2. Yea, "funded" by stealing the Soc. Security trust fund, right dimwit?

anthras

cfan says: "The costs of two unfunded wars is exponentially higher than the tax revenues missed by the very small portion of Americans who refuse to work. Is this more of the Fox "New Math"?

cfan you are correct as the tax revenues missed would be not really noticed as 47% of the lower income persons do not pay income taxes even if they are working however the money spent to support the slackers would add up to a noticeable amount. Persons that refuse to work are receiving money they do not earn while I earn money that I do not receive, maybe I might be better to quit work and then someone else could earn the money that I could receive.

abigbear

its the rinos in washington gop and dems letting the pos get away with all he is doing to AMERICA you BONE HEAD boehner

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reader

And how much of that debt is due to 2 wars and an unfunded drug benefit that doesn't even allow for bargaining for lower prices.....all begun during President Bush's 2 terms in office.

All that debt didn't concern you then...why now ?

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The Hero Zone

Boehner: We've got a problem!
Many People: Yeah!
Boehner: It's causing a lot of trouble!
Fair Amount of People: Yup, it is.
Boehner: We've got to do something about it!
Some People: Mmhmm, like what?
Boehner: If we don't act now we'll be dragged under!
Few People: Sooo...what? What's going on? We agree, get to the solution.
Boehner: Help me and other senior Republicans stay in power so we can continue to fight against this law.
Me: Nope.

Contango

Re: “All it does is create more uncertainty for people trying to create jobs”

Yep!

What's next; corps. whose names that begin with the letters M through Z have until 9:28 AM, April 22, 2015 to comply with the employer mandate?

Who can make any future business plans in this kind of insane environment?

The U.S. was created as being under the 'rule of law,' NOT under the 'rule of men.'

If you can't see that this last employer mandate change was pure politics; then you're either ignorant or a sycophant.

There you go again

Exactamundo!

The Big Dog's back

Obamacare is LAW pooh. Follow it!

Contango

Re: "Obamacare is LAW"

So was the 18th Amend. dimwit. :)

Wherein the "law," does it state that the timing and scope of mandates, et. al can be altered arbitrarily by the Executive branch without Congressional approval?

Donegan

I agree with you on this one Dog. It is the law and as president Obama has no legal standing to alter the law 29 times. His job is to enforce it, Not put off the stuff that will further destroy the US till after a election so he can stay in power. Why do you support the same guy who is postponing "The LAW"? Oh i know, Its because he is your god and you have no understanding of how government works.

The Big Dog's back

How many Repubs are trying to block it?

Darwin's choice

Immigration is law too, dog! How about those millions of potential voters for your party follow the "law" there?????????

jacksonbrowne

~LIKE~

coasterfan

To be a Republican today is to be angry about everything, but have no ideas as to how to fix the problems your own party caused. A "throw the bums out" strategy is not a strategy, and ignores the obvious fact that at least half the "bums" are the people you voted into office. The new party wunderkinds are even more nutty, unqualified and dangerous than the last bunch.

I read yesterday that the average Fox News viewer is 78 years old. I suggest we Dems just let the cranky dinosaurs die off, and not pay them any attention. They are irrelevant, and a shrinking minority viewpoint.

Contango

Re: "have no ideas as to how to fix the problems your own party caused."

So other than more government borrowing, printing, taxing and spending while going deeper into debt, what "ideas" do the progressive-socialist Dems offer?

Some have written that we are in a "debt supercycle"

"In our previous book, Endgame, we explore the idea of a Debt Supercycle, the culmination of decades of borrowing that finally ends in a dramatic bust. Unfortunately, much of the developed world is at the end of a 60-year-long Debt Supercycle."

http://www.businessinsider.com/w...

Politics be d*mned; hopefully you're protecting your tuckus.

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Re: I read yesterday that the average Fox News viewer is 78 years old."

Read where? Or, are you making caca up again?

Are you an 'ageist'; you hate seniors?

Donegan

Weird how now as the end game is here the left focuses on killing off citizens much more. Coaster here wants grandpa to hurry up and die for a political agenda and Dog wants to drone others without a trial all the while screaming their opposition wants to push grandma off a cliff. It reminds people what the killers on the left actually hope for, Namely a decreased population with a proletariat that can tell them when to eat, sleep and slave away while they stand in bread lines or starve.
As i have said in the past N Korea is just what you folks want, Try a long vacation there sometime.

The Big Dog's back

As soon as you go to your Utopia of Haiti.

Donegan

I like it here, Unlike you i do not feel the need to "Change" the entire country into a third world cesspool with a leftist murderer for a god.

deertracker

@coaster
Exactamundo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Hero Zone

Does anyone else see this? It's lightly snowing right now and each pure, wind-driven flake is in the shape of a donkey! It defies belief, but without it being pointed out by coasterfan I never would have seen the purity and uniformity that being a member of the Democrat Master Race offers!

I am curious, sarcasm aside, what makes a person unqualified to run for public office as a citizen-legislator? Not being a legal citizen of course, but in your opinion how are they "unqualified"?

Donegan

To coaster anyone who disagrees with the Party is unqualified. Remember to a Democrat it is always "Party before state and certainly before the citizen"

jacksonbrowne

And the democrats only plan is to continue GIVING more entitlements.

anthras

Cfan says :"I read yesterday that the average Fox News viewer is 78 years old."

Would like to know where you read that. Even if true Fox has really no competition in the cable news field as MSNBC and CNN have very few .viewers, hard to imagine how they can find sponsors.

Actually I feel that older viewers would give creditability to Fox as the older persons have had more actual experience have lived more history than the younger less educated know it alls. The younger persons today believe it when told that Bush created the worse recession since the great depression only because they did not live through the double digit Jimmy Carter era.

Darwin's choice

Ok democrats, show one large American city that's run by democrats/unions that isn't in the toilet.

Go ahead coasterfan........big dog....deetracker......

Good luck!!!

JudgeMeNot

Crickets.

The Big Dog's back

Houston Texas,

The Big Dog's back

Austin Texas.

Contango

You're praising TX? Say it ain't so.

Why is TX doin' so well? A lot of it has to do with oil & gas. lol

Why are there no Eastern cities on your list, dimwit?

The Big Dog's back

Seattle Washington.

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Portland Oregon.

Darwin's choice

Sweating it aren't you wormy!

Having to dredge for a democrat/criminal free metropolis!

The Big Dog's back

You asked, I delivered.

Darwin's choice

"It’s a perfect analogy to the spiraling tyranny of centralized mismanagement epitomized by Obamacare and other rogue federal programs under President Obama. Here’s how it goes:

If you don’t bother to pay attention or even vote, you get a liberal in the White House and a bunch of them in Congress. When you get liberals in power, you get bad laws. When you have bad laws, you need penalties to ensure compliance. When you have more penalties, you need more enforcers. When you have more enforcers, you lose your freedom to run your business. When you can’t run your business, you lay off people.

When you lay off people, they go on welfare and food stamps. When they go on welfare and food stamps, they vote for lawmakers who will give them more free stuff. To pay for more free stuff, the government raises taxes and borrows money from China to service the national debt. When China crooks its finger, Uncle Sam crawls to Beijing, asking for mercy. Don’t make Uncle Sam crawl to Beijing asking for mercy."

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grumpy

Keep voting in the demopublicans and this is what we end up with, the same people with R's or D's after their names pointing fingers at the "other" party. They both suck.

We need power in the state and local gov't, not the feds, Senators appointed by the States, more parties than 2, preferably 4-7 (hey there are 310 million folks in the country, do you think they can easily be separated into 2 parties?), term limits, making congress live under the same laws as the people and it would be a good start. Flush both parties and those they have in Congress.

The Big Dog's back

Is that the new marching orders because you know Repubs won't see the White House for a long time?

The Big Dog's back

Gee, we didn't hear a word about "Big Gov" for 8 years while bush was in.

The Big Dog's back

When a Dem is in the White House, the right wingnuts always talk about "state's rights". Especially a Black Dem.

Darwin's choice

Just months ago, Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn tore the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in her right knee and fractured her tibia during a harrowing ski accident in Schlamding, Austria.

Vonn was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital in Schladming.

Concerned that she wouldn't be ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced today that her spot on the U.S. Olympic Team would be filled by Barack Obama.

U.S. Olympic officials said Obama deserved the spot on the team because no one has ever taken a country downhill faster than he has.

Contango

lol.

Also, wouldn't another qualification be that Pres. Obama is rumored to be a former member of the Trinity United Church of Christ's "Down Low Club"?