We hear daily that the Speaker of the House, Boehner, is losing control of his people…….that the Tea Party crowd will do what they want and disregard anything they do not agree with…..while that may be an admirable characteristic….it does little to get this country moving in the right direction…..
We have the budget debate sneaking up on the Congress….the debt extension is coming and the debate of the deficit looms……..what can we expect from the Congress….I mean besides another repeal Obamacare vote?
Several insiders tell the Huffington Post that John Boehner could exit the House speaker role after 2014, despite his July assurances to the contrary. “The speaker has made clear publicly he intends to remain in his position in the next Congress,” says a Boehner rep. But others close to the speaker suggest otherwise: “He has to say that. He can’t not say that. The minute you say (you’re leaving), you’re done”—but “everybody around him thinks this is his last term.” “It’s the overwhelming, working assumption as people are making strategy going into 2015 and 2016,” says another GOP figure. For one thing, HuffPost notes, Boehner might not be able to keep the job even if he wanted it. Tea Partiers nearly voted him out last time around, “and that group of opposition has only grown,” notes another insider. On the other hand, the speaker fears the prospect of a GOP in disarray should he leave. Meanwhile, several names have emerged as replacements, led by Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Financial Services Committee chair. Click for more.
Will the House actually get some work done before the end of the year? Well not much in September….they only work 9 days this month….great job…..health insurance, gym access, retirement and only a part time employee…….not a bad gig if you can afford it.
How long will we, the voter, allow these worthless lumps of crap continue to ruin the country and it economy? Personally, as long as the voter worries about Buck County Tennessee and not the country then we are doomed for this type of do nothing government…….both parties have turned the country into a throbbing massive lump of contradictory issues with NO solutions in sight.