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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

BREAKING: John Boehner to Do His Job!

Posted by on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 8:10 AM

My phone went crazy this morning with "Breaking News" alerts trumpeting the startling development that House Republicans will not launch another terrorist attack on our nation's economy. "Boehner Will Bring ‘Clean’ Debt-Limit Bill for House Vote," the New York Times headline screamed:

WASHINGTON — Facing a rebellion over his latest debt ceiling proposal, Speaker John A. Boehner has told House Republicans that he will bring legislation to a vote on Wednesday that would raise the government’s borrowing authority with no strings attached.

“House Republican leaders told members this morning that it is clear the paid-for military COLA provision will not attract enough support, so we will be bringing up a ‘clean’ debt limit bill tomorrow,” a Republican official said, referring to a plan on veterans’ benefits. “Boehner made clear the G.O.P. would provide the requisite number of Republican votes for the measure but that Democrats will be expected to carry the vote.”

So the big breaking news is that the Speaker of the House—presumably a patriot—will allow a majority of members to vote on raising the imaginary debt ceiling, thus avoiding a historic and catastrophic financial default. You know, he's allowing a majority of members to decide whether to pay the bills Congress has already appropriated.

In other words, the breaking news is that John Boehner is doing his job. My God, what a low bar we set for politicians these days.


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Low bar -- agreed -- yet ignoring the Hastert "rule" is a big deal for a GOP House Majority Leader.
Posted by wxPDX on February 11, 2014 at 8:27 AM · Report this
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Aw, too bad. I so hoped they would continue to act like assholes well into 2014. But there's always tomorrow. And I never underestimate the power of teabaggers to open their imbecile mouths.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on February 11, 2014 at 8:48 AM · Report this
He and mitch mcstupid are in deep shit for 2014. They are unpopular even among their own dunderheaded republican homies. Biggest obstructionists ever.
Posted by longwayhome on February 11, 2014 at 10:55 AM · Report this

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