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Robert Romano: John Boehner’s Undivided Loyalty … To Democrats

DEBT DEAL EVISCERATES PREVIOUSLY AGREED UPON CUTS || By ROBERT ROMANO || “We can’t stop it. He’s in league with the Democrats.” That was U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie’s (R-Ky.) reaction to a deal by outgoing House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the White House to suspend the debt ceiling…

DEBT DEAL EVISCERATES PREVIOUSLY AGREED UPON CUTS

|| By ROBERT ROMANO || “We can’t stop it. He’s in league with the Democrats.”

That was U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie’s (R-Ky.) reaction to a deal by outgoing House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the White House to suspend the debt ceiling until March 2017.

The measure is expected to require Democrat votes to get across the finish line, and opened up fresh wounds in the House Republican Conference that has been reeling since Boehner’s announced retirement on Sept. 25.

The legislation, in addition to lifting the debt limit, also ends budget sequestration by increasing domestic and defense spending by $80 billion the next two years above the spending caps. And it bails out the Social Security Disability Trust Fund, which the program’s trustees had reported was set to run out of funds in late 2016.

“The irony is that Boehner’s only major achievement as Speaker was budget sequestration that slowed down the growth of the debt for three years. Sadly that achievement is wiped away by this parting shot. It is rare that an outgoing Speaker would take an eraser to his own legacy,” Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning noted in a statement.

Even presumed incoming Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) blasted the deal, saying on CNN, “I think the process stinks. This is not the way to do the people’s business, and under new management, we are not going to do the people’s business this way. We are up against a deadline. That’s unfortunate. But going forward, as a conference, we should have been meeting months ago to discuss these things, to have a unified strategy going forward.”

Unfortunately for Ryan, except for two upcoming continuing resolutions, there might not be that much else for the new Speaker to work on before the November 2016 elections.

And he has nobody to thank but John Boehner, who had hinted on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sept. 27 that he would be legislating aggressively prior to leaving. “I want to clean the barn up a little bit before the next person gets there,” Boehner had said.

What he apparently really meant was he intended to run the table on K Street’s agenda …

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Robert Romano is the Senior Editor of Americans for Limited Government.  This piece (reprinted with permission) originally appeared on NetRightDaily.com.

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9 comments

ThreePalms October 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm

I think it is less “undivided loyalty to Democrats” and more of “f@%k you” to the freedom caucus, with a little “we gotta cover all of our asses until after the House and Senate elections next fall.

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Manray9 October 28, 2015 at 6:29 pm

This is shocking! The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representative chose to govern instead of pandering to the redneck wing of the GOP. My God! It could actually be considered…dare I say it?…patriotic?

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James October 28, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Actually, Boehner is loyal to the Republican party. He is just not loyal to the Far Right RINOS, like Ramano. and the other Koch Brother agents. The wing nuts trying to take over the Republican Party, when they belong in the Libertarian Party.

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tomstickler October 28, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Despair not: the current continuing resolution that is funding government runs out on 11 December, and will have to be replaced or renewed. The Republicans in the House have been busily passing appropriations bills with riders the White House has threatened to veto. While the threat of a debt default has been removed, the possibility of a shutdown fight still remains.

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U R Stupid October 28, 2015 at 10:46 pm

You are a lying, fucking moron.Go fuck a dead fetus from your freezer tonight.

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Tazmaniac October 29, 2015 at 6:50 am

After the “leadership” he has shown, anyone who didn’t think his drunk ass was going to throw a shit bomb on the way out raise your hand. They should make a breathalyzer test mandatory to enter House chambers to cut down on the Kennedy and Boner voting.

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RogueElephant October 29, 2015 at 9:15 am

“Shit bomb.” best description of Boehner I have seen. Congrats.

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Tazmaniac October 29, 2015 at 9:20 am

More accurate than eloquent for sure but I knew this idiot was a beltway boy the minute the press started fawning over him. John “The Maverick” Useless McCain 2.0!

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Lone Ranger October 29, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Yo–John–that’s right…YOU…you steaming POC and Paul-Back-Door-Meetings-With-Obama-Ryan, too
That long Tea Train is rolling and when we go bowling–we WILL take you out and the lemmings who voted for you !!!

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