John Boehner is and has been fighting back since Newt stirred things up during the “Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less” days. Representative Boehner is the minority leader of the US House. I think he has grown into the leadership role. Finally I feel good about at least part of the leadership of the Republican Party.
My last blog (NUTS), was about Rep. Boehner and how he was standing up against the new $108 billion bailout of the IMF that the Dems were trying to add as an earmark to the war funding bill. The Minority Leader threw the gauntlet down by saying. “The American people don’t support it, and Republicans won’t vote for it.” The Dems were hoping to get this bill through this week. The Republicans were willing until as I point out in “NUTS” the Dems started cutting the amount the Pentagon was getting then came up with this $108 Billion bank bailout, unrelated to troop funding whatsoever.
Apparently enough Democrats along with the Republicans have decided their priorities should lie with our troops rather than try to keep President Obama’s promise at the G8. An earlier version of this bill passed overwhelmingly 368-60 in the House.
Since this $108 Billion Earmark was added the bipartisan support has evaporated and some Dems are jumping ship. As Boehner said earlier; “Republicans believe the IMF funding should be judged on its own merits and in its own legislation – not as part of an essential measure meant to fund men and women in harm’s way. Haven’t Democrats learned a lesson from their failed exploits on past troop funding bills, when they have attempted to lard up the legislation with billions upon billions in unrelated spending? The American people don’t support it, and Republicans won’t vote for it.”
Now Minority Leader Boehner has released another “Leader Alert”
In this latest “Leader Alert” Rep. Boehner says the following. “We face the very real possibility that some of the world’s worst regimes will benefit from the additional resources provided to the IMF, World Bank and other international institutions, unless the U.S. works vigilantly to deny this assistance.”
So during a time when we are realizing that the amount of spending coming out of Washington is unsustainable. When we see that taxes will have to be raised to pay for this and that our children’s taxes will have to be raised due to the Trillion dollar deficits we are leaving them; the gall of President Obama to make promises that we can’t keep to other countries is astonishing.
Our troops need help in Iraq and Afghanistan now. Delaying and minimizing that help for the above reasons is simply wrong. Like John Boehner said. "Americans Aren't Buying This. And I Tell You What: Republicans in the House Aren't Going to Buy It Either”
I would like to add also that it’s time for Americans to stand up for the leaders with the guts to say “NUTS”.
We can start by saying “Enough is Enough”.
Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative
Ps. If you want to get involved more, see my post at “Bottom Up Politics”
pps. If you would like John Boehner's "Leader Alerts" emailed to you here is the link. Check mark press releases.