Move Over, Pauls Rand and Ron, John Boehner Now Wants to Cut "Trillions"

From the guy who nearly had a heart attack trying to cut $38.5 billion from what remained of the 2011 budget, comes this doozy

"Without significant spending cuts and reforms to reduce our debt, there will be no debt limit increase," Boehner plans to tell the Economic Club of New York here this evening, according to remarks obtained by POLITICO. "And the cuts should be greater than the accompanying increase in debt authority the president is given. We should be talking about cuts of trillions, not just billions."

"Should" is the key word here. 

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  • ||

    Is this the same John Boehner who said there is absolutely no way that we won't raise the debt ceiling, and thus has absolutely no negotiating leverage to cut anything in exchange for raising the debt ceiling?

    Yeah, I thought so.

  • ||

    By "trillions" he mean $1.1 trillion over the next 260 years.

  • Jim Low||

    I'm sure Boehner will not tackle the Drug War, right after he gets through not tackling the debt ceiling... But the posturing is gold. Comedic gold!

  • Corporate Drone||

    TRILLIONS! Oh God NO!
    He's gonna end up cutting stuff I ACTUALLY LIKE!

    (I don't even know if I'm kidding, so don't ask)

  • ||

    It's good that he's at least talking the talk, but I'll believe it when I see it.

  • ||

    The GOP has a golden opportunity to crush the Dems about this stuff, and their point man is...Boehner.

    You can't make this shit up. The GOP could fuck up a wet dream.

  • Cytotoxic||

    The best summary of GOP incompetence ever. +1

  • Joe M||

    You're going to make me cry.

  • 0x90||

    [TEAM A] has a golden opportunity to crush [TEAM B] about [BUDGET|HEALTHCARE|ETC], and their point man is...[SPEAKER|PRESIDENT]. You can't make this shit up. [TEAM A] could fuck up a wet dream.

  • Libertarian2||

    Dear GOP: It's simple. Don't raise the debt ceiling, and you and the Dems will HAVE to pass a balanced budget. The fact that this scenario will never surface is why we know the Speaker is full of it.

  • ||

    Not really, in the past they just kept spending and then retroactively fixed later.

  • Joe M||

    This is the same jackass who skipped the Thursday GOP debate, in which two candidates were talking about cutting trillions.

  • Almanian||

    What a fuckstick. Jesus, I hate Ohio. And Boner.

  • ||

    And by trillions, he doesn't mean dollars.

  • Yalla Parill||

    Death by a trillion cuts.

  • Max||

    With the help of the John Birch Society and all the racist militia types who funded his political career by subscribing to his racist newsletters, Ron Paul will definitely do something if he ever gets a chance. I can see how Ron Paul is much, much better than Boehner. Boehner operates in the real world; Ron Paul stars in Libertoid dreams. Big difference.

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