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Hey John Boehner, Grow a Pair



October 04, 2011 – Comments (8) | RELATED TICKERS: SPY

Look Mr. Speaker, all this rhetoric about job creators on strike and Obama this, Obama that, is getting tired.  I take that back, now it's getting to the point where you are going to lose your chair because the Republicans are close to losing Congress again if they opt for obstructionism and rhetoric over deal making past the holidays.

Don't believe me?  Look at the polls.  While people are unhappy with the President, they hate Congress, specifically the no compromise, no action, no sense, no care for the rest of us Republicans.  Yeah, that's a broad brush, and I know it is not everybody, but it will apply to a lot of guys coming up for re-election if there is urgent action on the economy

Mr. Speaker, you need to tell a lot of your party to shut up and do what they are told.  And I don't mean holding the centrists to the fire, I mean hold the extremists to the fire.  They are on thin ice.  I guarantee it.  Are you paying attention to the protests around the country and in New York?  You don't want to be on that ice when it breaks. 

I don't think you are an extremist Mr. Speaker, and I might be wrong on that, I think you are pragmatist.  Be pragmatic.  If you are an extremist, well then, I guess you can stop reading now I guess (yeah, yeah, I know you aren't really reading this, but I'm in the moment).

Cut a deal with the President.  SHOCK THE WORLD!!!  Do something right.  Keep your job.

Let me make this clear.  Generate more revenue via taxes.  That does not mean you have to raise taxes.  Just cut loopholes.  Warren Buffett laid out how to do this in his interview with Charlie Rose.  The 50k to 100k folks who game the IRC code to the tune of $20b-30b/year in tax avoidance, fix that.  In return, ask for the income tax code to be permanent.  Mr. President, you ought to take that.  Let me repeat Mr. President, make that deal if it is offered.

Also, as part of the tax deal, cut some subsidies, i.e. ethanol (I know everybody wants to do it, so do it) to big business.  Leave the stuff for the little guys, they have been taking it on the chin for years.

When that is done, have a coke and a smile, then pass an infrastructure bill, a big one, that is paid for with cuts in military deployments abroad.  Everybody will like that.  Liberals, Tea Partiers, Ron Paul, me.

While you're at it, tweak the healthcare bill.  We all know it needs tweaking, but we all know that the private system can't stay as is either.

Finally, flatten the budget even more over the next ten years.  The rate of increase is already turning over, so guarantee it.  Soft hiring freezes, budget freezes for most departments, cut COLA on social security and raise Medicare premiums on a sliding scale (yeah, a little means testing, we can deal with that, just don't hit folks under $100k a year with any extra premiums).

Guys, this does not need to be so hard on you or us.  Save your jobs, find us some jobs, create a better atmosphere for job creation and let us keep our standards of living. 

8 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On October 04, 2011 at 1:18 PM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

LOL, did you just discover politics yesterday?  Congress has had lower approval ratings than the President for as long as I can remember.  They get re-elected at all because they gerrymandered all the districts, they keep 3rd party candidates off the ballots, and they take dirty money printed up out of thin air by the Fed.  This is not new.

As for the ridiculously stupid idea of bipartisan compromise, I quote Tom Woods: 

"It is said that in America we have the stupid party and the evil party, and every now and then they get to together and do something stupid and evil, and they call it bipartisanship."

David in California

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#2) On October 04, 2011 at 2:03 PM, Bkeepr100 (< 20) wrote:

You just keep on a' drinking that grape Koolaid.

I and many other people like myself here in Ohio will keep the pressure on the House speaker not to cut such a deal. A lot of the state have massive deficits and the unemployment rate in our section of Ohio is still near 10%. Rasing taxes won't work, cause soon the overtaxed masses don't have income to pay them.

In the midwest, we want the cuts to be much deeper and widespread over all entitlement programs. Make these programs such as food stamps stand on their own merit instead of being hidden deep in the Agriculture budget.  This program, not payments to American farmers is the largest part of the Ag budget. After all 1 in 7 Americans are on food stamps right now...

 While you mention how unhappy people are with congress, no president with the poll numbers B.O.  currently is getting, has ever been elected for a second term.

B-man Rick

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#3) On October 04, 2011 at 2:49 PM, leohaas (30.09) wrote:

Kirk: keep on dreaming. The Congress of No will be reelected. That's the way the pendulum is currently swinging. And no, it does not look good for our friend Barry...

#1: finally something we agree on. Except, that the money is printed out of thin air by the FED is irrellevant: even if we were on a gold standard, the failed 2-party system would not be any different. But don't forget, if there were 3 or more parties, nothing would get done without compromise.

#2: yeah right, those food stamps are really killing us, and we need to keep those payments to "American farmers" going. Never mind that folks would die if it weren't for food stamps!

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#4) On October 04, 2011 at 4:16 PM, kirkydu (91.26) wrote:

Bkeeper is a the reason this country is jagged up.  Doesn't read the post.  Says something off of his talking points that make him feel good.  Argues topics not brought up.  Gets his facts wrong.  Clings to the fringe with his twisted brain rhetoric.   People like him are the enemy of America, not the friend.


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#5) On October 04, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Option1307 (30.64) wrote:

Blog +2

Comment #1, +2.

Comment #2, -100 for not reading the blog.

Rasing taxes won't work

Kirk specifically said he did NOT want to raise taxes.

Comment #3 and #4, +1

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#6) On October 04, 2011 at 6:55 PM, CCharing (92.44) wrote:


bkeeper100 seems to have his post ready to copy+paste regardless of what the blog actually suggested. 

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#7) On October 04, 2011 at 9:41 PM, ryanalexanderson (< 20) wrote:

Comment #5, +1

Comment #6, +1

Comment #7, +2 

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#8) On October 05, 2011 at 7:46 AM, kirkydu (91.26) wrote:

love the +2 on #7

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