http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/281717-carney-dec...Boehner on Wednesday decried the sequester as taking a “meat axe” to programs, but said he would not agree to delay the cuts unless there was an agreement to replace them with a new package of spending cuts. He said he would not agree to include any tax hikes as part of a replacement package. We've seen this movie before, in fact several reruns. Does anyone really believe Boehner will do something about higher taxes and wasteful, ineffective stimulus spending when he has caved every time the going has got rough? How this wuss ever got to be speaker is beyond rationality. Tough talker who eventually surrenders. Don't be fooled AGAIN. 0bama owns him and this spineless bunch of country club republicans, as the country swirls farther down the toilet. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice (and you have Mr. Boehner), shame on ME. Vote this coward out of office and replace him with a real conservative with the intestinal fortitude to stand up for conservative principles without blinking and face the enemy with resolve. But Boehner? LOL You just watch, he will talk real tough up until the final minutes - then he will sell us all out - AGAIN. Then he will write the same blather on his Facebook page again to try and convince you he will do something about the problem. Pretty soon we have to start looking at ourselves and how easy it is for us to be hoodwinked time after time. How Boehner can write these posts with a straight face is a mystery. And why people keep falling for the con is even more mysterious. Perhaps republicans ARE the party of Stupid.Here's the Political report that Carney has his panties in a ringer about:http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/sequester-some-in-gop-...GOP policy prescriptions to replace the massive spending cuts currently include: changing the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67, which GOP aides say would raise $110 billion, and changes to Medicare premiums, which would raise $35 billion. Both of those reforms would be tough for Democrats to stomach separate from a grand deficit bargain.Republicans are also open to reforming federal pension programs, which they estimate would save from $10 billion to $35 billion. That’s another thing Beltway-area Democrats don’t like too much.Then there’s the chained or superlative consumer price index, which involves changing the formula by which the government calculates government benefits, which could save an estimated hundreds of billions of dollars.Other GOP-approved cost savers include revising the Medicaid-provider tax, saving $10 billion and repealing some social services block grant programs, saving roughly $15 billion. Medical liability reform would save $40 billion, Republicans say, but that’s a hefty undertaking in a short period of time and it would be a steep ask for Democrats.Changing agriculture support programs, the GOP argues, would save near $25 billion, but Congress hasn’t been able to complete a farm bill, so that would also be an uphill battle.Republicans say they could reduce funding to the Internal Revenue Service by simplifying the Tax Code — a $20 billion saving. But tax reform is hardly a simple undertaking and the definition of what would be reform is a political football being used by both parties.
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