WASHINGTON—House Speaker John Boehner says he’s confident congressional leaders will be able to come together to avoid a government default following the collapse on budget talks with President Barack Obama.
Speaking Friday evening after withdrawing from talks on a “grand bargain” for $4 trillion or so in deficit cuts over the coming decade, Boehner said Congress will have to step in to forge an agreement to lift the government’s borrowing cap.
“We can work together here on Capitol Hill to forge an agreement and I’m hopeful the president will work with us,” Boehner said.
The Ohio Republican said he’ll be attending a White House meeting Saturday morning aimed at coming up with a fallback plan to raise the government’s borrowing cap — but he said spending cuts of a commensurate size will still have to be attached.
Boehner accused Obama of “moving the goal posts” by demanding $400 billion in tax increases on top of about $800 billion in revenues that would have been reaped through a comprehensive rewrite of the tax code.
“There was an agreement with the White House at $800 billion in revenue. It’s the president who walked away from his agreement and demanded more money at the last minute,” Boehner said. “And the only way to get that extra revenue was to raise taxes.”
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You gotta love Ted Nugent, tells it like it is and leaves no doubt where he stands on ANY issue. You want to see how to give an interview? Here ya go:
Ted Nugent: Obama White House is ‘Mao Zedong Fan Club’
President Barack Obama and his followers are “anti-freedom, anti-gun, anti-Constitution and anti-Bill of Rights,” gun-loving rocker Ted Nugent blasted during an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV.
“And I’m anti-them,” he added. “But we’ll be clearing house soon, so it’s merely a bump in the road right now.”
Nugent spoke to Newsmax.TV at the NRA’s annual convention in Pittsburgh, where he gave a speech titled “I Still Believe.” he described the Obama White House as “the Mao Zedong fan club.”
My favorite part of course was TRUTH:
“If Allen West became president of the United States of America, we would be on the fast track back to that shining City on the Sea and I pray to God that we can elect this man.”
Allen West is the one and only hope we have of righting a sinking ship. there was another time we were in this position. we got Ronald Reagan for our efforts. then in typical American fashion we forgot the lessons learned from that era. NOW we have a chance apologize for our errors and fix it. very few get this chance without bloodshed. we must take this opportunity and not let it pass without action. Please for the love of GOD, sign the petition to draft Allen West to run in 2012.
CHICAGO – former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was sworn in Monday as the mayor of Chicago, succeeding long-time mayor Richard M. Daley.
Emanuel, who resigned at President Barack Obama’s top aide to run for mayor, also was a congressman and adviser to former President bill Clinton. Emanuel will face a formidable task because Chicago’s finances, like those of many U.S. cities and states, were devastated by the recession.
Emanuel, 51, known for his hard-driving style and often profane language, won an election in February with more than 50 percent of the vote against five other candidates.
“as your new mayor, it is an honor to fight for the change we need and a privilege to lead the city we love,” Emanuel said in his inauguration speech.
Daley, 69, who retired after 22 years in office, was the longest-serving mayor of the nation’s third-largest city. he attended the ceremony along with Vice-President Joe Biden and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
Daley is the son of Richard J. Daley, who was mayor for 21 years until his death in 1976 and was considered the last of the big city bosses.
Emanuel takes over a city that has managed to transform itself from a manufacturing economy into a global city, known as a center for business and finance. it is the adopted hometown of Obama. But the city faces a 2011 budget deficit of more than $500 million and ongoing problems with crime and schools.
(Writing and reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Greg McCune)
Category: Media Industry Author : Kim LaCapria Posted: May 11, 2011 Tags : Common, common poetry, hannity, rapper common, sean hannity
A poetry reading tonight at the White House has Sean Hannity’s little red panties in a twist, because he says the President is yet again coming back to his “radical roots.”
Planted firmly on his Huffy bike, Hannity sniffed:
“This is not the guy that you invite to the White House for a poetry reading,” he said. “This is not the guy we want our kids to listen to.” President Obama, he said, “goes back to his radical roots again and again and again: Ayers, Wright, Pflager.”
The talk show host also reminded the President that he should really learn his place:
“This administration will never learn its lesson,” he said, adding that, “not surprisingly,” Common had performed at Jeremiah Wright’s church in 2007. He then proceeded to read some of Common’s previous poems, which he said called for the killing of police and the assassination of President Bush.
Karl Rove then appeared on the show, calling Common a “thug,” and saying the event was a “slap in the face” to Americans just seeking to reunite after the killing of Osama bin Laden earlier this month.