Did you know that taxpayers continue to fund an office and staff for former Speaker John Boehner? Yep, that guy. (VIDEO)

What kind of “conservative” quits Congress but continues to have the taxpayers pay for an office and staff? No wonder we could never get spending curtailed with Speaker Boehner in office. He didn’t and doesn’t care about the money we send to Washington. Clearly in his eyes such funds are spoils not a precious resource.

Sadly it appears the same can be said for Speaker Ryan.

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Revenge of the libertarians: How the “Ron Paul Rule” may come back to haunt the GOP at the convention

And how awesome is it that John Boehner, who pulled what he pulled in 2012 in Tampa (watch the video) has been dismissed, forever an example of what went wrong with the GOP?

Great report Shep.

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Boehner’s Revenge, Cronies cash in with Ryan’s omnibus bill, Senator Sessions: A betrayal

It looks like Ryan and his crew traded everything away basically to lift the export ban on US produced oil. Great. Not that this is a bad thing. US producers should be able to export oil, but this benefits a few folks in Texas mostly. There were some tax break bones thrown in for business. And it looks like Congress has made it harder to bailout the health insurance companies with Medicare money. This is good.  However, the president and the Dems seem to have gotten most of what they wanted.

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Paul Ryan Is Going To Need Democrats On Omnibus, Just Like Boehner

Folks, they just do not get it. Congress has yet to figure out that it should be shrinking government, not expanding it. Yes, things will get hung up. And that is OK. Better to have nothing done than to spend taxpayer money as it has been spent for too long. (My entire life plus many many years.) Ryan “going full Boehner” on the American people is not helpful. It isn’t progress.

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Boehner does it once again, joins Dems, finds a way to increase spending, debt

But it wasn’t just Boehner who sold out taxpayers. The GOP Military Industrial Complex guys made sure they got their money along with the Democrats. More spending. More government. More insider dealing. More crony capitalism.

More debt.

It’s not a done deal officially yet but it’s basically done.

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Cronies pulling out the stops on renewal of New Deal Era Ex-Im Bank, “Boeing’s Bank,” The cronies fear real change, life after Boehner

Now, who’s Boeing and who is Congress in this picture?

On October 9 members of the House, pretty much every Democrat (Which is just a crying shame but speaks to conformist nature of the party under Ms. Pelosi, Dems used to hate Ex-Im.) and a smattering of Republicans (but just enough) signed a “discharge petition” to bring a vote on the Export-Import Bank to the floor of the House through extraordinary means. The giant corporations, specifically Boeing, GE, Caterpillar and a few others have deployed their lobbyists in an all out assault on the anti-crony insurgents in Congress.

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Speaker Boehner Readies Final Sellout As Debt Ceiling Debacle Looms

By Stefan Gleason

It’s campaign season, and that means non-stop media coverage of candidate polls, quips, gaffes, tweets, emails, controversies, lies, and scandals. It all makes for a good soap opera. Unfortunately, it’s almost all irrelevant in the big picture.

The media prefer to focus on the sideshow rather than the 800-pound gorilla in the room: the looming debt crisis. Nothing that comes out of a pundit’s mouth or a Hillary Clinton email will close the $210 trillion long-term fiscal gap the U.S.

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Boehner Unchained: Will The soon to be former Speaker blow things up in Congress on the way out?

We wouldn’t put it past him. Indeed you can bet that long time “friends” like Boeing are leaning pretty hard on The Tanned One to make sure the Export-Import Bank, Boeing’s Bank, the taxpayer underwritten boondoggle for a few massive corporations, is revived from the grave for instance. The people who want Ex-Im gone are the same people who wanted Boehner gone. As such watch Boehner do the wrong thing here, either for old “friends,” out of spite,

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Washington Post: What John Boehner told me the night before he said he was quitting

That Boehner is leaving is huge news generally and even bigger news for those of us who are concerned with the revival of the Export-Import Bank. Just yesterday we posted on the Speaker’s apparent willingness to work with Democrats to revive the crony program. Now the chess board has been tossed.

Attached is an interesting bit of history – it was last night – from reporter Jennifer Steinhauer at The Washington Post.

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