Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Debt Ceiling Debate - #3108 - Boehner Responds to Obama's Address: 'The Bigger the Government, the Smaller the People' - The Blaze (2) House GOP Moves Toward Vote on Boehner Bill as Obama Urges Public to Act - Fox

In his response to President Obama’s televised address to the nation Monday night, House Speaker John Boehner stuck to his guns, giving no indication he would be willing to compromise with the President on a debt deal. During his address, Boehner asserted that when government grows to the point where it encroaches on people’s lives, people themselves are diminished. Boehner stated, “You know, I’ve always believed, the bigger government, the smaller the people. And right now, we have a government so big and so expensive it’s sapping the drive of our people and keeping our economy from running at full capacity.” Boehner, who said he ran a small business in Ohio before serving in Congress, was “amazed at how different” Washington DC operated than “every business in America.” “Where most American business make the hard choices to pay their bills and live within their means, in Washington more spending and more debt is business as usual,” opened Boehner. “I’ve got news for Washington – those days are over,” he warned.  Read more.........

House Moves Toward Vote on Boehner Bill as Obama Urges Public to Act - Fox - House Republicans are preparing the steps for a vote on a debt ceiling package in advance of a Wednesday vote, after House Speaker John Boehner said President Obama's "balanced approach" to deficit reduction means more spending and more taxes. The president, speaking to Americans in a prime time address Monday night, urged them to call Congress and ask for a bill that raises taxes on higher-income earners while lifting the debt ceiling before a potential default. "The American people may have voted for divided government, but they didn't vote for a dysfunctional government. So I'm asking you all to make your voice heard," Obama said. House Republicans have put Boehner's bill in the shell of a Senate measure to expedite Senate consideration. It comes after the speaker and president sparred in paired addresses to the nation over the measures needed to avoid the potential of the U.S. defaulting on its loans.  Read more........

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