Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Boehner Tells GOP to Line Up

Update on the Boehner plan. Tea partiers line up after Boehner makes deeper cuts. But Senate democrats say the bill is DOA.

Boehner is in a pickle with the tea party peeps.
House Speaker John A. Boehner sought Wednesday to whip his follow Republicans into line behind his bill for a short-term increase in the federal debt ceiling despite a new congressional budget analysis that showed his plan would cut spending less than a rival Senate proposal.

In a closed-door meeting with GOP House members, Boehner (Ohio) told skeptical conservatives to “get your ass in line” and drop their opposition to his plan to raise the borrowing limit in two stages tied to deep spending cuts. Boehner had planned to bring the bill to the House floor Wednesday, but he postponed a vote on it until Thursday at the earliest in the face of resistance from tea party-allied conservatives, who saw the plan as falling short of the fiscal restraint that Republicans promised when they took control of the House in 2010. Read more at WaPo
These are the kinds of republicans Boehner is dealing with: Florida's Gov. Rick Scott says we shouldn't raise the debt ceiling. I don't know a whole lot about the debt ceiling but I think I know more than him. This guy is clueless. Watch: The debt limit made easy.
McCain tells tea partiers (those newbie six monthers) that their opposition to raising the debt ceiling is "bizarro"