Tag Archives: John Boehner

Why I’m Glad Congress Invited Netanyahu to Speak

There’s outrage among Democrats and probably smirking satisfaction among Republicans about Speaker of the House John Boehner’s invitation to have Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak to a joint session of Congress. While I like respect for both Boehner (who … Continue reading

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On Budget Negotiations

Republicans seem to have dropped their demands fir defunding Obamacare. First they shifted to a proposal to just delay it for a year and eliminate the meducal device tax. Now they’re hardly mentioning it at all. Instead, they just want … Continue reading

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Stocks React to Shutdown (or don’t, but we need a story)–UPDATED!!

September 27 (Friday): Dow Average: 15258. September 30: “Stocks Tumble as Shutdown Nears.” Dow Average: 15129. October 1: “U.S. Stocks Finish Higher: Government Shutdown Fails to Scare the Market.” Dow Average: 15191. October 2: “Stocks fall as fears of protracted … Continue reading

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Shutdown Theater!

If anyone’s ever wondered why I don’t like politics, or don’t support either party, the “shutdown” of the WWII Memorial is a great demonstration why. If you haven’t seen the WWII Memorial, it’s not only a classic work of fascist … Continue reading

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“How to End the Budget Crisis Quickly”

My friend Paul, a retired political scientist, has the following suggestion. John Boehner, Speaker of the House, is in the best position to put a decisive end to the current mess in Washington, D.C. After all, he is Speaker of … Continue reading

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Things that Make Me Laugh: House Republicans Edition

So the House Republicans passed a continuing resolution to keep the government open but defund PPACA (ObamaCare). They know it can’t conceivably pass in the Senate, and assuming they can count–which grows ever more doubtful–they know they’re not even within … Continue reading

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