Hope and Change : Bohener Changes His Tune

A stunning about face. The man who walked away from Obama’s “Grand Bargain” – under pressure from the far right / tea-party, is seemingly offering just what Obama tried to avert the debt ceiling crisis that caused the downgrading of US debt and hurt millions of americans in the process.

Now, Boehner, apparently with consent of house republicans, does an about shift. They “Are willing to accept new revenue”. Meaning tax increases. “This is the will of the people, and we answer to them” he said.

Article at the Washinton Post here

Hopeful indeed. BUT, and this is a big but- why did you have to drive america off the cliff- crushing millions of americans in order to figure out this was not what they wanted. Are you really that stupid? That selfish in your thirst for power that trying to ruin the country to ruin the president so you could reclaim power actually seemed like a good idea?

So here’s the thing people. The election was not enough of a message. Time to write/call/fax your congress critter and tell them- “the grand bargain was an olive branch. And you ignored it. And now the people have kicked your ass. You blew it. And you’re not getting the same deal. So suck it up. Tear up your grover norquist pledge. And stop your partisan BS. Do the work america hired you to do- and make up for using your countries citizens as pawns in your insane power game that served no one (and was never intended to serve anyone but yourself”.

Find your representative here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Find Your Senator Here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

And find info on them, how they’ve voted, etc here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members


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I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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2 Responses to Hope and Change : Bohener Changes His Tune

  1. h2dog says:

    But he hasn’t changed his tune. No new taxes, find a way to pay for it through cutting “other programs”
    Big Bird isn’t safe yet.
    Just echoing Romney’s position.
    It’s smoke and mirrors,…. same thing we’ve been hearing for a while now.
    Boehner is just trying his best to put the onus on Obama, (in the intellect/fact challenged minds of his base)
    It will, of course, work with them. Hopefully real people will see through it pretty quick.

  2. Barneysday says:

    h2dog has it right. I wouldn’t bet on Boehner agreeing the sun was out at noon until I had a chance to look out the window. This was couched terms to play the same cut the spending game, without increasing the revenue.

    As a negotiator, and if I were Obama, I’d be terribly quiet for the next few weeks at least, and let the RepubliCANTS sweat it out.

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