The Boehner plan, the latest version that is, was dumped by the Senate. Surprise. Tea Party people are being blamed and characterized as hobbits again as they were by McCain the other day. I don't have a problem with being called names, which really doesn't bother me, what does bother me is the fact that Boehner is not standing his ground with Cut, Cap, and Balance and has not looked at the Penny Plan. We need a balanced budget – stop spending, how hard is it? I have to admit I do feel bad for Mr. Boehner and I admire his persistence the reality is: He needs one plan and only one plan and then drop it in the laps of the Democrats and this President and not be a sell out. I can only imagine his frustration, but he was hired to do a job and if you can't take the pressure then move over and let someone else in that can!
Regarding this ongoing issue: It is just simple common sense. Seriously. Just a few days ago Mr. Boehner said about the Penny Plan, "It is worth looking at" and then came up with something entirely different, might I mention another worthless plan. The Penny Plan makes perfect sense and addresses all the issues. The Democrats are using this whole crisis as a game of chess with the American people as the pawns. There were plans in order: the Ryan Plan; Cut, Cap, and Balance, etc. The President and his colonies are sitting back, watching, and allowing the Republicans to take the blame for everything that is going wrong right now on the Hill. We need to have one plan, pass it, and put it in their hands for deliberation in the Senate; let them do something other than run their mouths. They need to stop this madness and stand up for what they believe in; end of story!
Gina Aveni Mack: "Obama's Lack of Leadership Puts America in Danger"
Boehner Plan Falls Short of Restoring Fiscal Order
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Connie Mack (FL-14) announced today that he will not support Speaker Boehner's plan, which raises the nation's debt ceiling. The plan does not fix the debt crisis and does not balance the budget.
Mack stated: "President Obama's lack of a spending reduction plan and the Senate's various schemes to license more federal spending would drive any credit lender into orbit and has left Speaker Boehner rightfully frustrated. Speaker Boehner's plan is an attempt to deal with the financial irresponsibility that the federal government has brought upon the American people, but falls short of putting our fiscal house in order. I would urge the Speaker and the President to adopt the Mack Penny Plan which effectively cuts up the government's credit card and takes us out of debt in eight years. House Republicans have put forth multiple plans to avoid default and get our fiscal house in order by cutting spending and implementing serious budget reforms. The President's lack of leadership and lack of a plan reminds me of Hans Christian Anderson's The Emperor's New Clothes."
Presently the Mack Penny Plan enjoys the support of over 40 co-sponsors in the U.S. House; the backing of the 103 Members, U.S. Senators Enzi (R-WY), Rand Paul (R-KY), John Barrasso (R-WY),The One Cent Solution, The National Taxpayers Union, and FreedomWorks.
The Penny Plan balances the budget by:
•Cutting total federal spending by one percent each year for six consecutive years,
•Setting an overall spending cap of 18 percent of gross domestic product in 2018, and
•Reducing overall spending by $7.5 trillion over 10 years.
SOURCE Office of Congressman Connie Mack