October 16th, 2013
05:46 PM ET
10 months ago

Boehner urges House GOP to support Senate deal

Washinton (CNN) - Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, and House Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans to support it while a key GOP conservative said he wouldn't try to block it in the Senate.

"We fought the good fight; we just didn't win," Boehner told a radio station in his home state of Ohio in reference to GOP efforts to dismantle or defund President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms and extract deficit reduction concessions around the need to fund the government and raise the federal borrowing limit.

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  1. mike

    Thank goodness. The tea party temper tantrum isn't over, no doubt...but at least Boehner is now listening to the adults for a change.

    October 16, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  2. freeme10

    Whatever – the important thing is that government workers can return to work and the country will pay its bills. We need to work on a longer term solution which includes jobs and cost cutting where it is responsible. We don't have to be at 0 debt overnight, but we should be able to control our debt and responsibly begin to pay it off over the next 50 years. In the future, don't fight wars that you can't afford and don't allow wall street to make its own rules.

    October 16, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  3. mike electrician

    Hmm, shut down the government, peoples 401K's take a hit, find a bi-partisan solution to re-open the government the stock market soars. I thought the GOP was pro free market? Seems the market would rather have them act as adults and get something done.

    October 16, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  4. Jeff6187

    This is why, in some countries, the ability to dismiss the government and start all over comes in very handily.

    Now ... if only the voters would i) remember this disaster next election, and ii) VOTE, maybe we could flush out the legislators at the bottom of the bowl (or the T-cup) and begin a path toward effective government!

    October 16, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  5. deek5

    JD. Republicans were doing their job. They were representing the half of the country that voted them in. You want absolute rule?. Move to Iran, Russia, China, North Korea. I am so looking forward to this ACA ruining this country just so we can say I told you so. Oh, and than you to all the young one's out there that are paying for my healthcare now. Do your jobs young America. Pay big bucks for insurance to help smokers like me. Thank you!!!

    October 16, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. Ahmed

    Now! we the American citizens are safe from the havoc. No matter who tried to creat it and why.

    October 16, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  7. GaryOwen27

    Could someone please remind me how the Red Neck Right paid for the Afghanistan invasion, the Iraq invasion, the Bush tax cuts for the rich?

    October 16, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  8. misterflibble1

    And this will happen all over again in January. All the Republicans did is buy themselves some time to regroup and try again.

    October 16, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  9. SapieAmicus

    The HNIC holds us all hostage once again. It is a sad day for this once great nation! How do I get the name of Oboma's bank? I'd love to be able to set my own credit card limit and write a check for my mortage without the need for real money to back it up. It these things don't work for We the People, how can the work for the USA?

    October 16, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  10. Hugh Gordon

    Boehner – "I'll allow it"....says it all. There is no democracy when procedure in the Senate or House empower one person or one small block to control how and when votes are taken. It is time to remove Mr. Boehner and it is time to modify the rules in the House and Senate.

    October 16, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  11. Jerry John

    Shame on Boehner!

    October 16, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. me

    Well, he is asking for support, but that doesn't mean they will give it a green light.

    October 16, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  13. ZYX

    Anonymous says: "I hope the Teabaggers get tried for TREASON after this is all done."

    Me too.

    October 16, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  14. rick

    teabaggers, education is not a liberal agenda. look into getting some and we can avoid this nonsense.

    October 16, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  15. erexx

    "I will allow it"
    How arrogant.
    What a Tyrant.
    -When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.-

    October 16, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  16. SantaFeNM

    Would you support the Democrats, if things were reversed and they were in the same position as the Tea Party Republicans, shutting down the government and threatening default of the country in order to get tough gun restrictions put into place or to reverse all of Bush's tax cuts for the rich and close corporate tax loopholes? Would you say that was a legitimate tactic that Democrats should use to get their way?

    The problem with the Tea Party Republicans and their followers, is they suffer from the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Bless their very, very little pea-pickin' hearts.

    October 16, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  17. LacrosseMom

    When ONLY 1 in 4 Americans approve of YOUR party, Mr. Boehner, its time to either have a reality check or get psychiatric help!

    October 16, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  18. wendel

    should the repos be rewarded for doing their job? What a bunch of trolls. Someone should stick a sock in cruz'es mouth. If we have to go through this in a few months I hope they all get voted out.

    October 16, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  19. harvey

    Tea party members are not leaders and only obstructionists. Just say NO is not a form on governing. hard to believe that the State of Texas could elect the like of Ted Cruz; but it is Texas. Good thing is that Cruz had had his 15 minutes of fame and his flame will go out like Sarah Palin.

    October 16, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  20. Larry L

    We must do hard things to solve long-term problems. Ten examples from a moderate include:

    We need a truely progressive tax rate – trickle-down economics never works.
    We need to adjust Social Security eligibility to our longer life-span and remove the cap on contributions.
    We can't continue to spend as much on our military as the next ten nations combined.
    Healthcare costs must be controlled. Otherwise Medicare co-payments and taxes must go up or quality down.
    Subsidies to industries like big oil must be eliminated.
    Social welfare programs must be closely tied to work – requiring some societal obligation to collect benefits.
    We can no longer afford to police the world – including the operation of military bases in other nations.
    We can no longer afford to explore the depths of space.
    We can no longer afford the War on Drugs.
    Most importantly – Members of Congress must not accept a penny in campaign donations from lobbyists.

    October 16, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  21. Beaton

    Come on, the President will VETO any Bill that says he and Congress must be included in Obamacare. If Obama is not willing to be to included in his own Obamacare that should tell you right away that there is something wrong with the program. That is like you starting your own insurance company but you yourself going to All State cause they are cheaper. He and congress are all crooks. If you make 80K a year you get no help with insurance but if you are the President or Congress making 200K + a year the American people should have to help pay for your insurance. No matter how you phrase it that is theft from the American People!

    October 16, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  22. Halcyon Haylon

    Yea right...Just wait until your health insurance premiums double, triple...and the unemployment rate goes up...Will you praise your idiotic liberal healthcare reform. Obama care is stupid....and liberals are stupid.

    October 16, 2013 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  23. taxguy

    "We fought the good fight; we just didn't win," --> This isn't some DAMN game!

    October 16, 2013 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  24. The Real Tom Paine

    -Wow

    Tom101

    Remember the Alamo! Remember the Maine! Remember Pearl Harbor! Remember 9/11! Remember the Boehner/Tea Party/GOP Attack on America!!

    Remeber when the tea party/GOP tried to stop Communism from taking over America! But all the Dem/Liberals cheered for joy at the loss of Freedom.
    *****************
    My freedom has not been lost: what freedom did you lose? I just love how you equate this with Communism, since all it shows is how barren you are in terms of your thinking and how much you hate this country.

    October 16, 2013 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  25. ZYX

    Derek says:
    "He'll allow it? Well thank you. Guess what. WE will allow you to keep your job....or not."

    I don't think that we should allow Boehner to keep his job. He is too destructive to be the house speaker.

    October 16, 2013 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
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