John Boehner Releases Statement On Debt Ceiling

Boehner is insisting on spending cuts to accompany the raising of the debt limit:

Statement by Speaker John Boehner on President’s Request to Raise Debt Limit

Washington (Jan 6)House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement on the debt limit:

“I’ve been notified that the Obama Administration intends to formally request an increase in the debt limit.  The American people will not stand for such an increase unless it is accompanied by meaningful action by the President and Congress to cut spending and end the job-killing spending binge in Washington.  While America cannot default on its debt, we also cannot continue to borrow recklessly, dig ourselves deeper into this hole, and mortgage the future of our children and grandchildren.  Spending cuts – and reforming a broken budget process – are top priorities for the American people and for the new majority in the House this year, and it is essential that the President and Democrats in Congress work with us in that effort.”

May I offer some suggestions of programs to cut/defund/totally do away with?

NPR

NEA (Natl. Endowment For The Arts)

Kevin Jennings

Just for starters.

UPDATE:

Hot Air: Video: Boehner says GOP will keep its $100 billion pledge

UPDATE II:

Alan Storm suggests eliminating Dept. of Education

BlackisWhite Imperial Consigliere has a few more:

The Department of Energy

The FCC

The National Labor Relations Board

The EPA

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Pat says:

Half of the First Ladies staff, 1/2 of the vacation allowance for the First Family, severely cut the entertainment budget at the White House, the entire Pigsford settlement, and top that off with an investigation of Medicaid and Medicare claims.
*I had originally included the teachers union in my list, NEA, (Natl. Education  Assoc), meaning the Dept. of Ed. (duh).

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

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9 thoughts on “John Boehner Releases Statement On Debt Ceiling

  1. You want to cut the NEA twice? That’s a little vindictive, doncha think?

    I vote for cutting the Dept. of Education – an utterly worthless and pointless department, as evidenced by ever-rising expenses with flat or declining results for its entire existence.

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  2. Half of the First Ladies staff, 1/2 of the vacation allowance for the First Family, severely cut the entertainment budget at the White House, the entire Pigsford settlement, and top that off with an investigation of Medicaid and Medicare claims. There’s more, but I’m too mad to think!!

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  3. The EPA, first and foremost. That will save so much by the deletion of their attempts at crap and tax. Then, everything Pat said above, 18 of the 19 FLOTUS’ assistants just out of spite.

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  4. Actually, I would not completely dismantle the EPA – but I would hobble it. We don’t have rivers catching on fire anymore, and air pollution has been drastically reduced from the ’60s high (pun not intended), but, like all such agencies, they have metastasized into something harmful rather than beneficial.

    On second thought, it needs to go after all. Its mission has been accomplished; that’s exactly WHY it shows such overreach.

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  5. If they are to pass an increase to the ceiling which I suspect they will, spending cuts must be coupled with it, although I am not sure they will actually do that when the lobbying interests come into play.

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