Correction to gmlewisNeither Boehner nor Pelosi has ever been a
member of the US Senate. The designation should be Speaker Boehner and former
It was easy for Senator Pelosi to look good while buying the public support with
massive deficit spending measures and no budget. Senator Boehner is facing a
steep, uphill struggle to contain the spending and live within a budget. I
don't think that makes him incompetent.
My husband is a federal employee so we are supposed to get paid this weekend -
but obviously are not. While that hurts the pocket book a little & is a big
inconvenience, I fully support the Republicans fight. This is nothing compared
to what lies ahead if they cave.
@JSBObama stated in 2011 that his opposition was purely political gaming
to stick Republicans with a vote to increase the debt ceiling. He and Reid (and
other Dems) would've voted to increase the debt ceiling if their votes were
necessary but they weren't so they messed around and made Republicans have
to cast those votes. Likewise, McCain, Collins, and other Republicans today in
the Senate are likely to vote against raising the debt ceiling because the
Democrats control the majority of the Senate and will cast enough votes on their
own for something necessary that looks bad. The House on the other
hand... the majority party there has issues. Boehner is one of the most inept
speakers in history, right after one of the best (Pelosi never lost a single
vote on the House floor).
Barack has added more to the national debt(7 trillion) than almost every other
president(10 trillion) in the history of our country combined.Guy
doesn't have a clue.
President Obama didn't propose shutting down the government.
When President Bush wanted to increase the debt ceiling, Obama voted against it
saying that Bush's request was unpatriotic. Now he condemns Republicans for
wanting to keep debt under control. Does he want them to do something
"unpatriotic?" We need real leadership in the White House; a
"commander in chief" not a "blamer in chief."