Boehner signals GOP focus now on debt ceiling
September 26th, 2013
12:00 PM ET
8 years ago

Boehner signals GOP focus now on debt ceiling

Washington (CNN) - Another day, another onslaught of political maneuvering and rhetoric in Washington as Congress faces the possibility of a partial government shutdown next week.

The Democratic-led Senate is considering a spending plan sent over by the Republican-led House that makes continued government funding contingent on eliminating all money for Obamacare.


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  1. Joan

    Mr. Boehner will do whatever the Tea Party members in his caucus tell him to do. The tail is wagging the dog.

    September 26, 2013 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  2. Pam from Iowa

    Any member of Congress who thinks we should shut down the government rather than help someone get medical care when they need it should be eliminated!!

    September 26, 2013 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC


    Mr. Boehner will do whatever the Tea Party members in his caucus tell him to do.
    That's what they call leadership. So when Pres. Obama doesn't do they want him to do, they call that lack of leadership.

    September 26, 2013 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  4. g

    where was the republican party when the bush family was in power-in the wash room

    September 26, 2013 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Somebody help me out here.

    The Republicans are constantly saying they "control the purse strings", then that should mean that President
    Obama cannot spend money Congress has not approved.
    So, if the Republican- held House approves the spending, why do we go through this year after year of their
    threats to "shut down the Government". If they didn't like the spending, why did they approve it?
    Is it too much pork, or what. It's kind of like Cruz voting against his own "defund Obamacare" marathon.

    Sorry, I don't get it, and I know someone can explain. Thanks

    September 26, 2013 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  6. the hippies were right

    All you Boehner worshipers, before you agree with his latest tactics, you might want to go read what he is including in this plan and then try to determine how any of it benefits you and your family, because I've read it and it sure looks like the same ol' same ol' protect profits for corporations, too bad so sad for the people. And remember, you are "the people".

    September 26, 2013 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  7. Gunderson

    Fiscal Responsibility, What Dat? Keep Obama Care lose job. So what all Entitlements run out money. Can't even pay Obama Care now. Too few sign up. What do? Gunderson know, raise debt, tune Fiddle.

    September 26, 2013 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  8. Thomas

    Mr. Boehner has lost control of his party , Eric Cantor wants his job !

    September 26, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  9. rs

    Moving right along now that all their health care talk went down in flames, the Republicans will now move on crashing the economy. I think the moment they fail to raise the debt ceiling (like they've done dozens of times over the last 30+ years), that they get arrested for disrupting government operations.

    September 26, 2013 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |