This is the guy who called those who opposed the bank bailouts a bunch of “knuckle draggers.” Who punished anyone who stood up for the Constitution in Congress including perhaps the most principled member of the House Justin Amash. Who called Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh.” Who sold out conservatives multiple times on various budgets. Who worked to preserve the deeply crony Export-Import Bank. Who at this moment still enjoys a taxpayer funded office and staff on Capitol Hill costing $1 million/year even though he’s no longer in the House.
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.
Someone is miffed that he went out the way he did.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not a done deal officially yet but it’s basically done.
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.
Well, the civil war takes another one. Things have gotten real, real quick up on the Hill.
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.
These 2 guys do not like each other. Let’s hope that Cruz’s theory is wrong. If he’s right however it amounts to a complete betrayal from John Boehner.
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,
I am pretty sure this is not the way John Boehner wanted to go out.