Boehner dismisses conservatives’ ‘ridiculous’ reactions to budget deal

Meredith Jessup
The Blaze
12/11/2013

Conservative commentators and advocacy groups — including the Heritage Foundation and Cato Institute — have come out in opposition to the Ryan-Murray proposed budget deal. But on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner dismissed their critiques as self-serving and “ridiculous.”…

…“They’re using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous,” he said. “Listen if you’re for more deficit reduction, you’re for this agreement.”

 

 

Read the complete article at The Blaze.

 

 

Related:   Ryan Deal Includes Procedural Gift to Harry Reid, Permitting Him to Raise Taxes on a Simple Majority Vote, Rather than Requiring 60 Votes

…Senate Republicans scrubbing the Ryan-Murray budget deal have come across a little-noticed provision that will limit the GOP’s ability to block tax increases in future years.

The bill includes language from the Senate Democrats’ budget to void a budget “point of order” against replacing the sequester cuts with tax increases.

The process is quite complicated, but in practice it grants Harry Reid the authority to send tax increases to the House with a bare majority, rather than the 60 vote threshold that would be required under the point of order…

 

Read the whole ting.

 

 

Mark Levin on Budget Deal: Do They Not Understand that the Whole Damn Thing Is Going to Collapse? 

…Do they not understand that the whole damn thing is going to shut down and collapse? And it won’t just be 17 percent of the government. It’ll be your savings. It’ll be your mutual funds. It’ll be your pensions. It’ll be the value of your paycheck. It’ll be your college fund. It’ll be everything. Because once the spiral occurs there’s no undoing it. Because man makes a situation that cannot be fixed until there’s an ultimate collapse. It’s called the laws of economics and they are as serious and real as the laws of physics…

 

 

Paul Ryan Sells Out

…basically, the Republican Party has abandoned all but the pretense of fiscal responsibility. But don’t worry, they’ll make up for it by passing Amnesty next year.

 

 

Rand Paul: This “backwards,” “status quo” budget plan stinks, and stinks badly. 

…This budget deal is worse than a continuing resolution because it actually increases spending by $60 billion in the first two years and we know the history of Congress is that they lie…

 

 

Why does Boehner want to ram through this new budget? 

Ben Howe has put together an excellent video on how Boehner is breaking his promise to put a bill out there for 72 hours so that all can absorb it. In this case though, he’s only putting this budget bill out there for 36 hours which leads to the question of why he is trying to ram this bill through in such a short period of time?…

 

 

 

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