John Boehner (R-OH), aka Agent Orange, is showing frustration, because the dirty tricks, blackmail, and economic terrorism that worked do well for him after the 2010 elections, have failed to make headway against a far more resolute Obama. so Agent Orange doing what he does so well: trying to lie his way out of the corner.
House Speaker John Boehner told Fox News Sunday that it "doesn’t matter" where the money comes from in the deficit deal. No, it’s perfectly okay to stiff the working class and the vulnerable elderly, as long as the Republicans can still play Santa to their corporate funders…
…I wish, instead of these Very Serious Sunday Shows(c), we could have a game show called "Bullsh*t!" Politicians would talk, and viewers would have a B.S. meter at home that would allow them to register their votes. I think our chattering classes would be surprised at how little credibility they have with the country at large…
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Here’s the video:
Agent Orange is using the same old tired argument, that increasing tax rates for the super rich will hurt the economy, and that has already been been proven to be a lie. What he is not telling you is that Republicans have not been specific about where the revenue is coming from, but based on their past attempts at a budget, revenue will come from raising taxes on the working poor, and eliminating deductions from which most of the benefits go to the middle class. such as the mortgage interest deduction.
In the same interview, Boehner objected to Obama’s debt ceiling proposal and promised more economic terrorism every time a debt ceiling is reached.
Think Progress has an excellent articles on three myths about the debt ceiling that Republicans want you to believe, in order to buy their BS.
The thing we need to remember most is to reject Republican fear mongering. Adjourning with no deal and taking it up again in January is better that accepting a bad deal.