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Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester

Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester
With the House Republican caucus still squabbling over what ransom they should demand for an increase in the debt limit, Speaker John Boehner issued his own threat this weekend: Cuts greater than the essential increase.
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Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester

Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester
With the House Republican caucus still squabbling over what ransom they should demand for an increase in the debt limit, Speaker John Boehner issued his own threat yesterday. According to Roll Call, Boehner wants “another round of spending cuts beyond the sequester.” Cuts how big? In Boehner’s word, “greater than the increase in the debt limit.”
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Are We, the People Stealing from Ourselves and Blaming Others for Tax Theft?

Are We, the People Stealing from Ourselves and Blaming Others for Tax Theft?
The Speaker of the House last week said that taxing people to pay for government is theft. Let’s look at just where actual theft is occurring.
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Jon Stewart on GOP's Sandy Relief Debacle: 'If You Guys Can't Vote For This, Then We're F---ed'

Jon Stewart on GOP's Sandy Relief Debacle: 'If You Guys Can't Vote For This, Then We're F---ed'
On his first show of the new year, Jon Stewart went full Chris Christie on The Daily Show, ripping into House Republicans for their delay on voting for a Hurricane Sandy relief bill.
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Five Cartoons About Our Spectacular Do-Nothing Congress

Five Cartoons About Our Spectacular Do-Nothing Congress
Cartoonists are just as angry about our inadequate Congress as every else. Here are five cartoons that sum up the dysfunctional group of incompetent lawmakers we've all grown to loathe...
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King Calms Down: I'd Still Vote for Boehner

King told NBC's Today on Thursday that Boehner had ultimately come through for New York and New Jersey and said he expected Boehner to be reelected as speaker. King said he would vote for Boehner. Boehner, R-Ohio, assured the lawmakers that the money from the two House votes would roughly equal the $60 billion package of aid that passed the Senate, King said.
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Boehner To Reid: 'Go F– Yourself'

He already needs an endless supply of tissues to keep his every-flowing tear ducts dry. Now it appears House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) might also need a bar of soap to clean his filthy mouth.
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Obama Holds Congress Accountable for Tax Agreement Delay

Obama told reporters, "...one thing we can count on with respect to this Congress is that if there's even one second left before you have to do what you're supposed to do, they will use that last second."
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Cliff Hanger: Obama’s Last Stand with Republicans Over 'Fiscal Cliff'

House Speaker John Boehner’s failure to persuade rank-and-file House Republicans to raise taxes even on millionaires fits the fanatic’s strategy exactly. Boehner can now credibly claim he has no choice in the matter — Republican fanatics in the House have tied his hands and manacled his feet — so the only way to avoid going over the cliff is for Obama and the Democrats to make more concessions.
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The Fiscal Five: A Quintet of Cliff Cartoons

Things aren't looking too optimistic. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that we're headed over the "fiscal cliff," blaming House Speaker John Boehner for not allowing a middle class tax cut bill to come to a vote. As leaders in Washington continue to squabble, here are five funny "fiscal cliff" cartoons to cheer you up.
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