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John Boenher: “Let’s not get to the potential solutions”

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) suggested on during an interview with Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday’ that now is not the time to talk about finding solutions to vast problems that continue to plague the country.

That’s right. After the criticism and dissection of the GOP’s ‘Pledge for America’ last week showed it is nothing more than a recycling of 20 year old policies Boehner is now taking another route: not talking about solutions.

WALLACE: But forgive me, sir. I mean, isn’t the right time to have the adult conversation now before the election when you have this document? Why not make a single proposal to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid?

BOEHNER: Chris, this is what happens here in Washington. When you start down that path, you just invite all kinds of problems. I know. I’ve been there. I think we need to do this in a more systemic way and have this conversation first. Let’s not get to the potential solutions. Let’s make sure Americans understand how big the problem is. Then we can begin to talk about possible solutions and then work ourselves into those solutions that are doable.



President Obama took on the GOP and Senator John Boehner (R-OH) in Cleveland in his continued fight for the middle class today. Today the President reminded us exactly why we elected him to lead our country.

He spoke of the disaster and misguided proposal of the GOP to grant permanent, budget-busting tax cuts to the wealthiest Americansand elaborated on his own proposals.

Some notable portions:
I know that folks are worried about the future. I know there’s still a lot of hurt out here. And when times are tough, I know it can be tempting to give in to cynicism and fear and doubt and division -– and just settle our sights a little bit lower, settle for something a little bit less. But that’s not who we are, Ohio. Those are not the values that built this country.

We are here today because in the worst of times, the people who came before us brought out the best in America. Because our parents and our grandparents and our great-grandparents were willing to work and sacrifice for us. They were willing to take great risks, and face great hardship, and reach for a future that would give us the chance at a better life. They knew that this country is greater than the sum of its parts -– that America is not about the ambitions of any one individual, but the aspirations of an entire people, an entire nation.

That’s who we are. That is our legacy. And I’m convinced that if we’re willing to summon those values today, and if we’re willing to choose hope over fear, and choose the future over the past, and come together once more around the great project of national renewal, then we will restore our economy and rebuild our middle class and reclaim the American Dream for the next generation.

Near the end:
A few weeks ago, the Republican leader of the House came here to Cleveland and offered his party’s answer to our economic challenges. Now, it would be one thing if he had admitted his party’s mistakes during the eight years that they were in power, if they had gone off for a while and meditated, and come back and offered a credible new approach to solving our country’s problems.

But that’s not what happened. There were no new policies from Mr. Boehner. There were no new ideas. There was just the same philosophy that we had already tried during the decade that they were in power — the same philosophy that led to this mess in the first place: Cut more taxes for millionaires and cut more rules for corporations.

Instead of coming together like past generations did to build a better country for our children and grandchildren, their argument is that we should let insurance companies go back to denying care for folks who are sick, or let credit card companies go back to raising rates without any reason. Instead of setting our sights higher, they’re asking us to settle for a status quo of stagnant growth and eroding competitiveness and a shrinking middle class.

Cleveland, that is not the America I know. That is not the America we believe in. A lot has changed since I came here in those final days of the last election, but what hasn’t is the choice facing this country. It’s still fear versus hope; the past versus the future. It’s still a choice between sliding backward and moving forward.

It doesn’t take a genius or financial wizard to understand that tax cuts for the top 2% in our country does nothing to help the rest of Americans. Just look back over the last 8 years since the Bush Tax cuts for the wealthy went into effect what it has done to our economy.

First it was too long……..now too short

John Boehner is in full hypocrisy mode this week in preperation for what presumably will be another embarrasing broadcast of the upcoming GOP healthcare summit with the President on Feb 25.

It seems the previous bill was just too damn long in John’s opinion. I mean really, we can’t possiby expect the same jokers that ran for these jobs, were elected to these jobs and are reaping all the perks of the job, to actually DO THE DAMN JOB should we?

C’mon Boehner has Lobbyists to entertain and checks to cash. He can’t waste him time on us and some stupid healthcare bill. Geesh, we’re so selfish.

But wait……..it appears maybe some of Boehner’s time has been freed up now because he suddenly wants more to do. Seems now he has more time. His latest complaint, the latest bill offered up by The White House is now too short.

I guess if all I did was conspire against the other party, conspire against the President, conspire against other Americans and hold press conferences stating that I’m not cooperating with anyone from the other side, then I’d have lots of free time too.

I’m so glad John now has some free time because like it or not Boehner, AMERICANS NEED HEALTHCARE THAT DOESN’T BANKRUPT THEM! We’re paying four your healthcare John! How about you get your butt to work and find a way to do something for US?!

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