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If Speaker Boehner Can’t Do The Cutting ... Cut Boehner




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March 26, 2011 | 2578 views | 39 comments

Harlingen, Texas, March 25, 2011: This week the Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips sent a message to House Speaker John Boehner to either make promised cuts to our massive federal budget or find himself cut out of the pack come the next election day. There is no longer any room in the Republican ranks for RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) who have failed to hear the conservative message of this nation.

We are told one of Boehner’s great fears is that once deep cuts in the budget are called for the Democrats will bluster their way into a government shutdown and the GOP will be blamed. What he doesn’t seem to realize is most Americans would welcome a government shutdown. The only time we feel safe any more is when the government isn’t actively messing with our lives.

If House Republicans don’t know how to cut the fat off a pig, we suggest they all visit with the average American housewife, who almost every week of her life is faced with the dilemma of what bills to pay, what needs within her household can be reduced, and what shortcuts she must take to feed her family.

One working mother I know must drive 30 miles one-way to her job every day. She told me the high price of gasoline has put her on a diet that she hadn’t planned to start. She has given up lunches to keep her tank filled.

In Texas various state agencies were asked to cut 3% out of their budget earlier this year. Next, they were asked to cut another 10% from that same budget. Now the forecasted revenue for the next two years does not meet anticipated growth and costs. It makes no difference; in the Lone Star State we only spend what we have. Right now the Legislature is saying there will be $800 per student less in the education budget and no growth funding for Medicaid. When logical thinking people don’t have the money they make serious cuts in their budget. When positive thinking state leaders see a shortfall in revenue they also cut spending. But, Washington still hasn’t learned that lesson.

For a long time many of us have known we have a Republican leadership corps that are Jello-spined. These wishy-washy leaders became worried about their future when the Tea Party groups started marching. When the election was over and most of them survived, it seems they started thinking it would be business as usual. John Boehner and his cronies seem to believe that can happen without some serious consequences. Wrong! Those Tea Party folks are getting restless again...and everybody knows what happened the last time they got real angry.

So, Speaker Boehner...you start by not raising that debt ceiling. We have far too much debt already. The next thing you do is start making some payment on that debt. How do you do that? We thought you knew...cut spending and use the Big Axe, not the fingernail clippers!

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Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
April 5, 2011 1:37pm
 
 
Gentlemen, the discussion is about spending and taxing. Those with weak arguments always lead the discussion away from the subject. If these problems are to be solved we ... Read More Read More
 
 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
April 5, 2011 1:17pm
 
 
Dear Marcelina, I was not committing on YOUR statement at all...I thought I told you that I did not read them....a little narcissistic there aren't you? Why don't you ... Read More Read More
 
 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
April 5, 2011 9:49am
 
 
And the comment was mean and nasty, kind of reveals something about the author. FYI I do not know Alvin and disagree with him many times. I would go easy with the calling ... Read More Read More
 
 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
April 5, 2011 9:44am
 
 
Dear 4th - that was a brilliant comment. You are criticizing my remarks without having read them? Sounds a lot like Nancy Pelosi, "we have to pass it so we can find ... Read More Read More
 
 
Alvin Charmaine  
April 4, 2011 7:40pm
 
 
Probably can't read. Too busy smoking pole.
 
 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
April 4, 2011 4:28pm
 
 
Simple, Marcelina...I have not read your remarks. I have already decided that your remarks are not worth reading and so I no longer read your remarks. You and Alvin are ... Read More Read More
 
 
Alvin Charmaine  
April 4, 2011 4:09pm
 
 
even if I agreed with property taxes (which I dont) I wouldnt understand the arguement that old people should be exempt from them.

Why should I subsidize someone's retirement? ... Read More Read More
 
 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
April 4, 2011 2:49pm
 
 
Apparently 4th, you have either not read my posts or they are beyound your understanding capability. In a tax system relying only on sales taxes there would no longer be ... Read More Read More
 
 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
April 4, 2011 2:28pm
 
 
I was not aware that being sympathetic and caring for folk that honestly need help was a political opinion.
You let YOUR Grandmother be put out on the street for being ... Read More Read More
 
 
Alvin Charmaine  
April 4, 2011 1:34pm
 
 
its interesting how so many "so called" conservatives here support welfare and government entitlements.

rino's
 

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