Did you hear what Speaker Boehner said about President Obama? “no guts” when it comes to handling the debt and the deficit! Plus he said more…click to read

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See the note below from FNC’s Bret Baier:

At a morning breakfast outside his office on Capitol Hill, House Speaker John Boehner told television anchors and reporters covering the President’s State of the Union Address he’s pessimistic about the chances the President will seriously address what Boehner sees as the biggest threat to the future of the country – the country’s long term spending problem… its deficit and debt. Boehner said, “I don’t think he has the guts to do it. He doesn’t have the courage to take on the liberal side of his own party – never has.” In fact, the Speaker said – judging by the tone and tenor of the Inaugural Address, “I would expect tonight to be more partisan.”

Throughout the breakfast, Speaker Boehner referenced the sequester-the across the board spending cuts originally designed to be so unappealing that both sides would agree to a deal to avoid them-. But, when Boehner talked about it, he called it “the President’s sequester.” Pressed on the negative impacts to the economy if these cuts happen – Boehner said, “I don’t like the sequester. I don’t want the sequester. But, this spending issue is the biggest issue that threatens our future. When are we going to get serious about our long term spending problem? When is the President going to propose something instead of the sequester? How about Senate Democrats?” He conceded the economy may take a hit initially but added quote, “If the private sector were to see that we were serious about dealing with our spending problem in Washington, that might instill some confidence.”

Asked about Congress voting again to delay the date that the sequester kicks in, Boehner said, “We’re not moving it.”

 

 

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