Boehner: House won't pass 'clean' spending bill

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  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 1:53 p.m.

    Obama being Obama. This is a perfect example.
    He tells us how important the US economy is to the stability of the world...then does nothing to preserve the full faith and credit of the United States.
    He's aloof.
    Despite the fiscal cliff and his hand-wringing over sequester cuts, he's NOT acting like a wise steward over the budget. Keep in mind that the fiscal cliff goes back THREE YEARS now.
    What the world is looking to us for is a reduction in the federal budget. The world wants to see less spending and less borrowing. We need a much smaller government.
    But Obama keeps spending and complains about any effort to slice away a mere $50 billion.
    So, if the world sees us as shaky Mr. President, look in the mirror for the cause.
    He's right that a meltdown would be bad...but he needs to do some serious sacrificing and cutting to make changes.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 1:46 p.m.

    Ah, Obamahate is alive and well today.

  • Alfred Phoenix, AZ
    Sept. 27, 2013 1:35 p.m.

    @patriot vet:
    "Obamacare was passed using the Constitutionally prescribed legislative procedures."

    Likewise, immigration laws were passed using the Constitutionally prescribed legislative procedures... which Obama has completely ignored for his and his party's sinister benefit. How else can a political party secure and additional 50 million or so Democrat voters for future elections?

    So, what's your point?

    "Now the House of Representatives is trying to dictate their majority's will to the Senate and Executive Branch. This is NOT the Constitutionally prescribed procedure, regardless of which party is the majority."

    Per the US Constitution, the House is responsible for determining the Government's financial needs, and create and pass budgets for same. If the Senate and the White House disagree, it would be them that are responsible for any resulting adverse even such as shutting down the government.

    Let's see which political party has the majority of elected politicians... in Congress (House & Senate) there are 280 Republicans and 250 Democrats. Add that guy in the White House and the Dems have 251. Do the math... it shows the Republicans outnumber the Democrats by 29.

  • wrz Phoenix, AZ
    Sept. 27, 2013 1:11 p.m.

    "A partial government shutdown would keep hundreds of thousands of federal workers off the job, close national parks..."

    I don't get it... Obama can thumb his nose at immigration laws by giving amnesty to millions of illegals but, for some strange reason, can't keep the government running without a budget? It looks like the entire government is a complete house of charades.

    And, if the government does shut down, it is not the fault of the Republican controlled House. The US House is responsible, per the US Constitution, to determine the financial needs of the US Government and pass laws to fund it. The House has passed a law to fund the entire government except Obamacare. The House likely decided the nation's debt and deficit must be addressed. Government expenditures have to be cut somewhere. Obamacare is a good place to start. If the Senate and the White House refuses to go along with the House passed budget, it is the Senate and Obama who are shutting the government down, not Repubs.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 1:04 p.m.

    KSL had an excellent special broadcast about ACA and Utah on the air last night. It pointed out that even though ACA is just getting off the ground, we are already seeing decreased costs and increased benefits.

    The GOP House is terrified that if they allow ACA to proceed, it will actually work -- and work well.

    Boy, wouldn't that be embarrassing after all their obstructionism?

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 12:03 p.m.

    @ one vote:

    Recent polls show that as more and more becomes known about Obamacare, the more Americans dislike it. In fact, a solid majority no longer want it to be implemented. Shouldn't the voice of the people count and be heard in Washington?
    This past election was about much more than just Obamacare. It's silly to conjugate the entire election around one issue. Doesn't sell.

    The biggest farce of all is believing the economy is improving.
    - Average household income has gone down over $4,000 since Obama took office.
    - Good paying manufacturing jobs have been lost by the millions and are being replaced by low-paying part-time service sector jobs.
    - The federal deficit has grown 70% in just 5 years to unsustainable record levels... and continues growing each year at an average higher than any previous president's highest deficit year.
    - 46 million Americans are now on food stamps... up 65% since 2008. 1 in 7 Americans now receive them.

    Given all these facts about the current economy, how can you possibly believe the economy is improving? It's quite the contrary, and getting worse... and especially will once Obamacare becomes fully implemented.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 11:17 a.m.

    Candidate Romeny if elected was going to get rid of the ACA. The referendum on the tea party policies he adopted was defeated by a majority. Time to respect our laws and stop trying to act subversively. The economy is improving eventhough the tea party wants it to fail.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 11:09 a.m.

    @ patriot vet:

    You stated it well... "We have to work together, COMPROMISE, and quit denigrating others.

    So how is Obama doing in that regard?
    He's attacking conservatives from a mid-American tour. He's mostly been out of Washington lately and not talking to the other side face to face.
    He flatly stated that he unequivocally "would not compromise."
    Meanwhile, conservatives have offered a well-intended compromise to just delay obamacare 1 year, instead of completely defunding it. Obama has offered no compromise whatsoever in return.

    For anyone carefully following what's been going on, it's not difficult to see where the main problem lies. Both sides feel they are correct in their thinking. One side has offered a compromise. However, the other side has offered nothing in return.

    BTW: The House of Representatives has not done anything against constitutional procedure that I know of. If you feel they have, please specify.

  • patriot vet Cedar City, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 10:30 a.m.

    Obamacare was passed using the Constitutionally prescribed legislative procedures.

    Now the House of Representatives is trying to dictate their majority's will to the Senate and Executive Branch. This is NOT the Constitutionally prescribed procedure, regardless of which party is the majority.

    Our national politics are currently highly charged, confrontational and lacking the statesperson compromising attitude necessary to effectively run our Constitutional government.

    But, we can't accept the attitude that everyone in the other party is trying to ruin the country. We have to work together, compromise and quit denigrating others.

  • Badgerbadger Murray, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    "...if it can't get 100 percent of what it wants,"

    "pass a budget without drama."

    These are quotes by our president.

    Well Mr. President, the House passed 99% of the funding for the government.

    Sounds like you and the democrats are the ones who won't sign on unless you get 100% of what you want, and you are the ones creating the drama by threatening a government shutdown.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 8:10 a.m.

    With a strong majority of Americans hating Obamacare......the GOP will win the war come 2013 as the Libs fail to compromise or reach out to the center.......Obama had said he will not compromise? The only time we have ever seen Obama compromise was his ethics, like rexco, fast and furious, bengazi......

  • David Centerville, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 8:23 p.m.

    What Now--that money has been due to decreased sales, production, and government taxes. The economy has slowed.

    Americans should stop listening to the liberal media. It would be wise to delay Obamacare for another year to let the exchanges get set up properly.

    It would also be wise to carry out another debate throughout our country now that we are beginning to see what is actually in the ACA (Nancy Pelosi said it had to be passed first before we could know what was in it). We should discuss what parts of Obamacare we should drop, and what parts to keep.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 5:00 p.m.

    well thanks then to the AP, still a good laugh.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 4:25 p.m.

    "...middle America's average family income has dropped over $4,000 annually since Obama took over...".

    And where did that money go?

    Back into the hands of businesses who support the republican party...

    Businesses make bottom line decisions...or they cease to exist...

    If you can have a better P/L statement by cutting payroll costs and then blame the cuts to employees, on the POTUS...and get away with it...why not?

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 3:29 p.m.

    What Obama needs to learn is that if the world really is looking to the USA for a stable world economy, our constant record setting annual federal deficits will soon destabilize not only the US economy, but in turn the world economy. Kicking that problem down the road will only make it worse. It's currently $17,000,000,000,000... a number hard to wrap your mind around.

    @ Iket:

    Most (almost three-quarters) of the jobs Obama has been adding are only part time jobs, while middle America's average family income has dropped over $4,000 annually since Obama took over. Not good at all.
    Latest polls have shown that the majority of Americans are now opposed to Obamacare and that group is growing weekly. As such, Republicans are just trying to give Americans what polls show they want.
    Your comment is so biased that it makes no sense at all.

    @ spring street:

    This is a national AP article... not a Deseret News article.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 1:45 p.m.

    the photo pretty much says it all Thanks for a good laugh DN.

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 12:02 p.m.

    just say no to everything. people in this country should go back to no labor laws. no child labor laws. no over time. and the poor bring cash to the doctor or die like it was 120 years ago. thats what the republican party wants then the jobs will come back because we will make less than the rest of the world.