Boehner Says ObamaCare on the Table in Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

 

The Speaker comes out swinging:

Today, House Speaker John Boehner made an aggressive opening move in the negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff: he said that Obamacare had to be on the table in terms of cost-cutting. Them’s fightin’ words.

In an editorial in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Boehner wrote: “We can’t afford it, and we can’t afford to leave it intact. That’s why I’ve been clear that the law has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nation’s massive debt challenge.”

Boehner, of course, is exactly correct; over the next 10 years, Obamacare is slated to cost in excess of $2 trillion. And that’s if everything works out as expected. If the federal government has to pick up the tab for setting up health care exchanges in a huge number of states, that cost will skyrocket.

Well played, sir.  Well played.

 
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1087629791 Woodrow Hunter

    If Boehner is our big hitter, we are doomed. He is spineless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002709769365 Kevin Tober

    I will believe him when he actually does it! He talks tough and then he buckles under pressure from Obama

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000331065344 Angie Villanueva

    A spine?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000170871966 Stacy Wyatt

    Obamacare should NOT be funded NO MATTER WHAT ELSE HAPPENS!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000843123121 Randall Allen

    As much as I would like to believe this means anything, I really think that is just a “you have cancer … no you don’t, but we are going to take your money … isn’t that better than cancer?” moment. It means nothing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1565868492 Brent Johnson

    He’s just smoke and mirrors. He won’t stand up to Obama.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1457245735 Jennifer Christ Zerance

    I’m not holding my breath.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000134371477 Chris LaBarbera

    Give the man a chance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000538972788 Sal Bradley Taylor

    Sometimes a persons courage is not visible until their back is against the wall, Woodrow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000160080647 Jodie Consoles

    praying he STAYS in swing mode…. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1488414709 Janet Korineck Sherman

    Does our Speaker have a backbone after all?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=747677965 Richard Ambrose

    All hat and no cattle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638159561 Charles Durrenberger

    Boehner will cave again. He’s swinging a toothpick at an elephant!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000575244768 Kevin Smith

    It needs to be in the trash, not the table!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1795841309 Peter Fithian

    Big talk. No walk. He’s a wuss – he’ll cave.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1838166919 Bob McPeak

    When did Boehner grow a spine?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000277533018 Jannae Sherensky

    Hopefully he has grown one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=795587906 George McGonigal

    More talk and posturing. Nothing will change.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000575568262 June Wessel

    Yeah right. RINO!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000040544077 James Ayars

    Boehner is a “Let’s make a deal” republican. He’ll get snookered like he always does.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=623985277 Robert Caron

    Don’t get all excited, he’s a coward and will back down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1372810359 Lorenzo Wannie Sanders

    About steeles to

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000006122505 Rick Popp

    Somebody showed him his balls…I doubt it..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1271635453 Angela Osborne

    the first thing that needs to change is that all Senate and House and government employees must be on the same social security program and no special healthcare plan so that the laws they create also apply to themselves!!! Either that or give me my money back!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000285558684 Mike Engleman

    lol…boehner is a chicken shit…paper tiger…he will cave and sell out like he always does…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1377255228 Rod Peterson

    I sure hope he grew a sack after this election….america voted for more gridlock (more of the same). Boehner, give them MF GRIDLOCK.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1071307860 Ken Dabb

    He lies

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1071307860 Ken Dabb

    He has no nuts

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001117007673 Virginia Parmer

    I don’t know about that. With so many people wanting to secede from all the states, he may have decided he will have a better chance of negotiating a compromise. He also has GAO saying Obamacare is unsustainable, most of the economists say it’s unsustainable. Let’s hope it shakes out in our favor. Obama is trying to take our 401Ks, our IRAs, because he says the poor don’t have an opportunity to save. Do you want to give away all you worked & saved for retirement? We have to watch our backs, and have to put our hopes in Boehner, and he might succeed, but then it goes to the Senate. Big obstacle is Reid. Then it goes to Obama, and he’s already promised to veto anything against his healthcare plan. So can’t put it all on Boehner.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000406768044 Bob Baisden

    Write and email your representatives, let them know what you want.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1592690486 Liz Fanning Press

    Hang tough, repubs. Obama has no mandate! Geithner says no debt ceiling???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1211433064 Paul D. Lofgren

    OBAMA = One Big Astrofuckingnomical Mistake America

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1646377701 Paul Moss

    <– Praying that something actually comes of this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583563283 Johnnie McInnis

    If he’d only follow through. He needs a backbone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000201996770 Jim Anderson

    Did he ask oblammer first??? just sayin….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559635929 Pete Stevenson

    C’mon Boehner, fight the fight! Don’t back down…for a change!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001561190456 Gina Diefenbach

    Without crying ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=629642777 Carlann Ashley McBroom

    Let’s just pray he will follow though and we the people can call and email to let our thoughts known.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1141241123 Jeffrey C. Miller

    Mr. Speaker, our forefathers said it all.
    A govt big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have….. The course of history shows that as a govt grows, liberty decreases.
    Thomas Jefferson
    Republicans believe everyday is the 4th of July, Democrats believe everyday is April 15th
    Ronald Reagan

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1074245563 Susan Hutchinson

    All I can say is you seniors,60+years that voted for ObaMEo really screwed yourself when it comes to your healthcare.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497579154 David Barnes

    FRAUDbama gives me gas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002621138416 Ste Clipper

    not holding my breath

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001038071948 Tanya Cumi Borders

    Whatever it takes to get rid of this debacle called Obamacare!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000703398271 Wayne Burkes

    Show some balls Boehner or get out the way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001668547675 Robert Sherry

    Judging by the past, it’s just talk.