Boehner Keeps On Folding: Now Proposes Clean Debt Ceiling Bill

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A week ago, we reported that unlike on previous occasions, this time Boehner decided to fold like a lawn chair early in this year's debt ceiling hike debate, and sure enough moments ago Politico confirmed as much when it reported that "House Republicans are abandoning their plan to lift the debt limit and restore military pension cuts due to flagging support from the rank and file. The announcement was made Tuesday morning in a private GOP meeting." As we also predicted, Politico adds that "now, the GOP will have to pass a so-called clean lift of the debt ceiling — one without policy strings attached. But even that won’t be easy. Senior Republican lawmakers and aides are openly wondering just how many of their members will vote for a clean debt ceiling — Democrats will have to bear the brunt of passing the bill, GOP insiders say." And the punchline for the vote, which is set for Wednesday, "Senior GOP sources wonder if they’ll be able to get 18 Republicans to vote for a debt ceiling increase — the bare minimum for passage if every Democrat votes yes."

To summarize: the GOP may have trouble being more Democrat than the Democrats.

In other news, perhaps it is about time for the GOP to eliminate any pretense of "fiscal conservatism" and finally do away with the debt ceiling farce entirely so they can at least show their voters what their true colors really  are.

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Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:00 | 4423671 LetThemEatRand
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"due to flagging support from the rank and file."

Due to pressure from the banks, multi-national corporations and MIC that own both Teams.  There, fixed it.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:03 | 4423683 LawsofPhysics
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Welcome to the King's 'merica...

Fascism, cronyism and despotism on full display...

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:11 | 4423705 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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Boehner flagging then folding.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:16 | 4423722 NoDebt
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This shit show is on auto-pilot now.

Did I smell a whiff of "there could be problems getting the debt ceiling raised no matter what course they take" in this article?  If so, you can stow that shit right now.  It WILL be raised just as it has been every time before.  Just with less real fight and more feigned indignance this time.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:30 | 4423756 SoundMoney45
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They are simply following the script, but the script certainly could be more entertaining.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:32 | 4423775 Taffy Lewis
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For sure the script needs more minorities and more gays to fit today's America.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:49 | 4423834 pods
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I nominate the hot chocolate onesie guy!


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:24 | 4423968 max2205
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Just where are the pictures and who's goat did Bonner get  caught screwing......what a douchebag!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:54 | 4424066 kralizec
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Toldjya! Bends over easier than a streetwalker!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:21 | 4424397 Muppet Pimp
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The ratio of additional debt to quantity of third worlders imported (to be provided social security numbers and hitched to the increasingly heavy federal wagon) needs to be made public. 

I.E. Our rulers want to spend 500 billion more than they take in this year, so based on the present ratio we will need XXX,XXX,XXX third worlders brought in and hitched to their wagon. 

Pull!  Pull!  Boehner and Reid have campaigns coming up and K street Hungry!  Pull! Pull! Hookers and Blow from K street this Friday if we can take the taxpayser for another 100b Pull!  Pull!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:32 | 4423766 pods
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They are going to save their energy for the REAL battle!

On a related note, if anyone can actually find out something they are willing to stand up on lemme know. Besides the gay stuff.


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:13 | 4424362 One of We
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Confucious say, can't stand up while bending ovah.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:34 | 4423784 HardAssets
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congress is pretty much irrelevant now

They could just hire actors.

Actually, they have hired actors

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 16:58 | 4425056 DetectiveStern
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Polictics is hollywood for ugly people.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:25 | 4423723 philipat
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What does the NSA have on Boner? Was he boning things not acceptable in civilized society?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:26 | 4423742 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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probably nothing... he is just doing what he was trained to do... remember he did attend a jesuit university

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:33 | 4423770 duhhhhhh
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It is called USEC and the promise of one billion in future loans. Obamas got him by the proverbial sack.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:40 | 4423805 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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one wonders if boehner doesn't enjoy the hand on the sack... and those loans sound like a payment for good "soldiering".... 

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:24 | 4423729 lordylord
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Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:07 | 4423686 Divided States ...
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Boehner should just quit congress and start a business of making folding lawn chairs where he can be the CEO and full time spokesperson.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:15 | 4423717 Stoploss
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They need all the rope they can carry right now. So if it's rope they want, it's rope they get, no questions asked.

The voters of this scam are the focus of the pain. It will be felt.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:36 | 4423786 Taffy Lewis
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I can reserve the lamp posts.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:35 | 4423780 CrimsonAvenger
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No can do - he's already slated to be the spokesperson for Orange Julius.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:13 | 4423706 RSloane
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Yup. Its down to which bank[s] do you want to vote for.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:29 | 4423757 chubbar
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There is no "fix", they collectively have us in such a deep hole financially that there is no way back. Anything the GOP passes will not make the economy better and will likely make things worse. The more they cut budget spending the faster the decline in tax receipts and increase in social spending applications from layoffs.

Nothing is going to work, the malinvestment is so great and the gov't is so big that there is no way back. This is going to be the biggest world-wide bust in history. If "they" meaning the banking cabal doesn't have a plan "B" that implements a system to keep commerce going while austerity and gov't shutdowns commence, millions will starve. Prepare accordingly.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 15:36 | 4424725 highly debtful
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That is currently my biggest fear: that they don't have a decent plan B. By "decent" I mean a plan that doesn't include fascism at the top, Fema camps, Detroit-style "Nacht und Nebel" house to house searches by men in black uniforms, armed to the teeth. And I don't mean "Diktats" from the EU-bureaucracy either, with bail-ins and financial repression for all. 

You know, most of us used to laugh with the likes of Chavez, Maduro and Kirchner, but just take a good, hard look at "you didn't build that'-Obama or the "We don't care if Greece dies as long as it continues to strangle itself to save our banks'-European Union.

Are you still laughing? Because I sure as hell am not.


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:01 | 4423672 Doubleguns
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The new image and name for the GOP.

Yellow belly sap suckers.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:06 | 4423687 Hubbs
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Actually, there may be some bitter  irony to your analogy. After reading the description and getting through all the niceties of the species, it appears that they can drill a lot of holes in the tree (The USA) to the point that they kill it. (politicians).

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:04 | 4423677 LawsofPhysics
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They are all fully owned, and not by their constituents...

noun: despotism 1. the exercise of absolute power, esp. in a cruel and oppressive way. "the King's arbitrary despotism"
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:04 | 4423679 Gunga
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There is no opposition party. All of Washington DC is part of the Fascist takeover of America.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:09 | 4423697 RSloane
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Exactly, Gunga. Yet for many its very important to pretend that there is a vast difference between parties, and one is so much better than the other.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:20 | 4423725 BandGap
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That is so the sheople don't unite, they are constantly pitted against one another.

The Weeping Cheeto

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:28 | 4423749 Save_America1st
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and there is no "two party" system...both sides are just 2 heads of the same monster.  Each head may not always agree with the other, but ultimately they always move the body in the same direction towards more power and tyranny.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:07 | 4423691 tradebot
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Maybe Mr B has a notion that Dems should own the hike.  Sit back and allow Dems paint themselves into a corner.  Failng that, I don't know what else he could be thinking.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:25 | 4423746 DeadFred
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Reptilian symbionts have difficulty adjusting to increasing day length so give him a break for being addled. The yellowish tinge is a dead give away that his symbiont is particularly sensitive.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:09 | 4423695 Doubleguns
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Get your cheap lawn chairs now. On sale. Check out the John Boehner. Authentic color too!!!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:09 | 4423699 krispkritter
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What, no orange or Yellen, er, yeller?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:23 | 4423735 Doubleguns
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If you have the money for a campaign bribe ummm contribution you can get any color you want.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:09 | 4423698 FieldingMellish
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Forward comrades!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:15 | 4423709 Oldballplayer
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I can just see this guy, 75 years old sitting on his front porch in a tee shirt, wheezing from his inescessent smoking, and trying to get someone to listen to his stories.

He is a disgusting piece of human waste.  He stands for nothing.  He fights for nothing.

All he is interested in is surviving the next Speaker's election.

I dont want dead.  I just want him gone.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:14 | 4423713 El Tuco
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Judge Napolitano lays it out for everyone in just a couple of minutes....



Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:30 | 4423764 Save_America1st
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Judge Nap kicks ass!  Fuck Fox Business for caving in and cancelling his show "Freedom Watch".  I stopped watching both Fox channels after they caved into the White House and dropped that show.  I'm surprised Judge Nap even appears on Fox anymore as an anylyst, but they don't let him speak the way he used to when he had that show.  Fox may still crush everyone else in the ratings, but their viewership numbers started the long decline after they cancelled Freedom Watch. 

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:17 | 4423948 Doubleguns
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I was supprised that The Blaze did not pick him up for a similar show. 

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:16 | 4423715 highly debtful
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Does the concept of political opposition even still exists in the United States of America? Maybe the GOP should hire some Ukrainian boxer at this point. He could teach the republicans a thing or two about opposing the vested interests of TPTB.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:17 | 4423719 headhunt
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Is the NSA emailing Boehner what they have on him or does it arrive registered mail?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:21 | 4423727 roadhazard
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Don't forget to reelect your winger. They are looking out for You. heh

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:21 | 4423733 BeetleBailey
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French for DOUCHEBAG

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:23 | 4423738 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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Good old limp boehner. Obama's favorite politcal cuckhold.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:23 | 4423739 Obama_4_Dictator
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I propose that things are getting so dicey for the dollar that even the slightest fight about anything, including the debt ceiling will cause a currency collapse.  I don't think we will be hearing much about debt limits or anything ever again.  The markets must stay green and interest rates must stay low, otherwise boom. Boner is providing cover.

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