October 16th, 2013
05:46 PM ET
6 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. danita

    I don't blame the man... Let bama have his way along with all of the welfare folks. All you democratic real tax payers are going to be kicked in the butt with bamacare... Bama is out today meeting with Miss American and this is what we have for a president... This is just too funny... Half the folks who voted bama won't even have internet when he finishes stealing from the working to give to his so called poor people who really are the lazy folks.

    October 16, 2013 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  2. works4me

    The United States to the rest of the globe... "naaaa, just kidding... psyche"

    October 16, 2013 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  3. JF3E

    Boehner will ALLOW IT! If arrogance was cash, the national debt would be paid off.

    October 16, 2013 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  4. NL

    With regards to Obamacare ~ Does the President have that much pride in that he won't admit that Obamacare could certainly use some tweaking??? Sir, It is better to say – let's take this plan and work harder to make it perfect instead of saying no, this is MY idea, MINE MINE MINE and it's going to move forward because I said so.
    Obamacare is a mess!! I work in healthcare, have undergone training in Austin, get updates constantly and it is a mess! The public have no idea really what the details are, costs, deductibles, etc.

    October 16, 2013 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  5. Mymy

    A whole bunch of republicans in the house have a whole lot of 'splaining to do. I imagine we will be hearing a lot of back tracking, saying it was just a big misunderstanding and that the government was never in danger.. and that the $24billion lost during the partial shut down was nothing.

    October 16, 2013 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  6. b

    What did the republicans accomplish from this mess that they created?

    October 16, 2013 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  7. fastball

    "I'll allow it".....Oh, great magnanimous leader – we're not worthy...we're not worthy!!
    Idiot. He'll be lucky if he has a job in a year or so....or unless the attention span of the average American voter lasts longer than, let's say.....a week.

    October 16, 2013 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  8. Thorp lastenbar

    Dur! Thanks Boehner, you could have come to this conclusion weeks ago. Go back to cryin’ in your booze.

    What an asshat!

    October 16, 2013 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Democrats are like EBT cardholders at a Walmart where the system has gone down.

    October 16, 2013 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  10. Ed F.

    Ignorant teabaggies LOST again.

    October 16, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  11. pchelp, Juneau, AK

    For once Cruz is right. This is what should have been done the first time. Don't hold a gun to America's head, keep the government working & then fix Obamacare. Yes, it needs to be fixed-but not at the cost the GOP has imposed on us.

    October 16, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  12. Grego

    They better send some of that loot to Detroit. We want the bacon. Like 20 billion worth of it.

    October 16, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  13. lean6

    "Notice all the rhetoric is "we won" and "we lost." The "we" is not the American people, but the egos of our politicians, their money, and their parties. Americans need to quit treating our country like a 2 party game with winners and losers and come up with real ideas to solve problems. Quit taking the easy way out by name calling."

    @mk
    We're HOSTAGES...remember?

    October 16, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  14. G D

    It's Cruz & the far-right that doesn't recognize what most Americans want. Most want a responsible government that meets its/our obligations. Most also want it to manage budgetary constraints in a logical and sound manner. Most of all, most of us don't want these ongoing fiascos, we want our government to do its job!

    October 16, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  15. Megg

    Oh Larry, Impeach Obama for what? I keep hearing that propaganda and no one is able to offer up said impeachable offense....

    October 16, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  16. Ron

    So now we will go through the same thing come January 15 and February 7. Brinkmanship is the name of the game for Republicans that can't get their way through the legislative process.

    October 16, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  17. Mymy

    So you are hacked off that you and your wife racked up a bunch of credit card debt, and to show the credit card company how hacked off you are, you refuse to pay the bill on time. Yep, that showed them.. they hit you with a late charge and raised your interest rate.. but dang it, you showed them! Republican logic.

    October 16, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  18. dave

    "I'll allow it" ... how arrogant! these politicians have completely forgotten that they serve the people, not themselves.

    October 16, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  19. bob_lawbla

    There is little to no accountability in any of the branches of government and somehow the citizens are the problem.
    This country is so far in debt the average name calling forum poster has no clue how much they, their children and their grandchildren will eventually owe. Here's a clue: http://demonocracy.info/infographics/usa/us_debt/us_debt.html

    October 16, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  20. Melissa

    If someone could list the challengers running against Boehner and his fellow teammates who orchestrated this mess... that would be wonderful, I'd like to send those challengers campaign contributions (... as would many others I'm sure).

    Enough is Enough!

    October 16, 2013 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  21. Marty, FL

    Can't stand what my former Republican Party has become. It's disgusting & irresponsible how much time & taxpayer dollars the TGOP wasted with their shutdown & nonsense.

    Boehner is the worst Speaker and needs to go.

    October 16, 2013 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  22. Bev

    The GOP and the crazy Tea Party mouth pieces wasted money (24 billion dollars from our economy), time, ignored the voice of the people, and created needless pain for federal workers, veterans and those who elected them. They still refuse to acknowledge us or to hear our pleas because they only care about their self motivated agenda. Cruz does not represent the people because we are ignored, disrespected and of no importance to the GOP. It is our pleas that they will remember as we vote them out of office. My personal agenda is to unite the people with our common agenda. We are angry, frustrated and tired of being used as the GOP pawns. They once again demonstrated by their actions that we the people do not count. Our message to you is we will reward you by sending you packing! You the GOP created thus mess to pursue an agenda that did not serve the people.

    October 16, 2013 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  23. Jim

    The cost of living should go up 38% to adjust for the 29 hour work week. Simple math. If you make $10 / hr. and work 40 hours per week, and your employer cuts you to 29 to meet the new threshold, you would have to make $13.80 per hour to make up for lost time. Add the cost of providing your own insurance, if there is any, the cost of living for so many Americans just jumped up over 40%. So, o.k., this only effects a certain percentage of Americans. Well, doesn't the cost of living only effect a certain percentage of Americans? The cost of living is determined to help those who don't make $100K per year, actually less, to help bump the minimum wage. So, can we expect a bump in minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.15? If so, that will have a direct effect on a lot of people! We'll see wages across the board jump to adjust for the minimum wage!

    October 16, 2013 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  24. Elucidated1

    Boehner and Ted Cruz gave teh democrats an incredible gift. Voters in Virginia blame republicans for all of this and now Democrat Candidate for Gov. Terry McAuliffe is up by 9 points. . meaning thanks to the GOP stupidity, VA is going to turn blue.

    October 16, 2013 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  25. Vile GOP and Tea Bagger Terrorists

    BOEHNER: I'LL ALLOW IT. What are we supposed to do? Kiss his feet? After he's held the Nation and People HOSTAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to the brink of disaster? Boehner is a slime ball and so are all the teabagger republicans.

    October 16, 2013 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
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