John Boehner: Read My Lips, We Will Cut Spending

The Speaker of the House tried to make it clear that the GOP is committed to cutting spending today:

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — House Republicans on Thursday continued on their mission to cut billions of dollars from the current year’s budget.

“When we say we are going to cut spending, read my lips: We are going to cut spending,” said House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday.

He added that the House wouldn’t pass a budget that doesn’t cut spending, fueling new speculation of a possible government shutdown when current stop-gap funding measures run out March 4.

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Of course, I can’t listen to that without thinking of this:

And we all know how that turned out.

So. when it comes to these promises lets just say I’ll believe it when I see it.

FILED UNDER: Congress, Deficit and Debt, Quick Takes, Taxes, US Politics
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Comments

  1. legion says:

    I same someone (maybe on Balloon Juice) suggest this sarcastically, but I’m warming to the idea… Between guys like Boehner, who are putting partisan budget-hacking over the economic/unemployment fixing people _actually_ need to see and the wave of Repub Governors turning down billions in free money, just because it’s got Obama’s name on it, I think the Pres. should really throw down the gauntlet & submit a budget that actually cuts all federal funds out of red states. You wanna secede? You can’t secede – you’re fired!

  2. anjin-san says:

    How many Bush deficits did this guy support? How much pork is he fighting to protect for his own back yard? He would be a joke, except it is not funny.

  3. Brummagem Joe says:

    He also said the house won’t support a CR if the administration won’t accept their budget. This may have been bluster but without a CR in early March it’s govt shutdown time. If he meant this it means a major clash is only a couple of weeks away.

  4. […] Outside the Beltway: WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — House Republicans on Thursday continued on their mission to cut billions […]

  5. RANDRAND says:

    LET’S START THE BIG BALL ROLLING BT BOEHNER AND PIGS MINIONS TAKING THEIR PAT CUTS AND PERKS TURNED BACK INTO JOBS WORKS IN THEIR HOME STATE CONSTITUENCIES !WIPE AWAY ALL THAT LIPSTICK OFF THE REPUBLICAN PORK-AND WE MIGHT HAVE ENOUGH TO BALANCE THE STATE BUDGETS FOR THIS LEAN YEAR FOLKS-THESE TRIGGER-ISSUES ARE FALSE FLAGS THAT ARE DIVERTING THE REAL PROBLEM—-IT IS OPEN SEASON ON MIDDLE CLASS WEALTH AND THE GOVERNMENT IS SANCTIONING UNEMPLOYMENT, NOT PRODUCING GOODS IN OUR COUNTRY AND PREVENTING MIDDLE CLASS EXPANSION INVESTMENTS AND STRANGLING CREDIT. SOUNDS LIKE A REVOLUTION WITH ALL OUR FINE GUNS MIGHT JUST CLEAR THE AIR-AS IT HAS DONE FOR TIME IN MEMORIAL! WHEN THE TRUTH IS OBSCURED, ONLY THE DELUSIONAL SOULS BELIEVE IT IS AN ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM! THEY-WANT ALL THE MONEY, POWER—AND SLAVE LABOR——ASK AN OUTSOURCED GUARD ABOUT SUCH THINGS—IF HE IS EDUCATED ENOUGH TO REPLY

  6. RANDRAND says:

    LET’S START THE BIG BALL ROLLING AT “BOEHNER AND PIGS MINIONS” TAKING THEIR PAT CUTS AND PERKS TURNED BACK INTO JOBS WORKS IN THEIR HOME STATE CONSTITUENCIES !WIPE AWAY ALL THAT LIPSTICK OFF THE REPUBLICAN PORK-AND WE MIGHT HAVE ENOUGH TO BALANCE THE STATE BUDGETS FOR THIS LEAN YEAR FOLKS-THESE TRIGGER-ISSUES ARE FALSE FLAGS THAT ARE DIVERTING THE REAL PROBLEM—-IT IS OPEN SEASON ON MIDDLE CLASS WEALTH AND THE GOVERNMENT IS SANCTIONING UNEMPLOYMENT, NOT PRODUCING GOODS IN OUR COUNTRY AND PREVENTING MIDDLE CLASS EXPANSION INVESTMENTS AND STRANGLING CREDIT. SOUNDS LIKE A REVOLUTION WITH ALL OUR FINE GUNS MIGHT JUST CLEAR THE AIR-AS IT HAS DONE FOR TIME IN MEMORIAL! WHEN THE TRUTH IS OBSCURED, ONLY THE DELUSIONAL SOULS BELIEVE IT IS AN ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM! THEY-WANT ALL THE MONEY, POWER—AND SLAVE LABOR——ASK AN OUTSOURCED GUARD ABOUT SUCH THINGS—IF HE IS EDUCATED ENOUGH TO REPLY

  7. RANDRAND says:

    SEE HOW LONG THAT ARROGANT LITTLE WEENIES “MILLIONARE-COME-CORRUPTION WEASEL”, RIC SCOTT OF FLORIDA LASTS WHEN THE MONEY HE TURNED DOWN FOR PUBLIC PROGRAMS TAKES THE MEAT AND POTATOES OFF FLORIDIAN’S TABLES! HE SO ARROGANT! (Methinks it is likened to Captain Ahab standing on the row-boat with spear shaking aloft as Mobey Dick bores in on the defenseless little tirade—-madness,utter madness! ) SCOTT, AND HIS DELUDED MINIONS OF REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS THINK THEY WILL IMPRESS THE MIDDLE-CLASS WITH LOPPING OFF FUNDS INTENDED FOR REALLY POOR FOLKS-WHAT THEY ARE LIKELY TO DO IS PAY FOR SUCH FOOLISHNESS WITH THEIR POLITICAL HEADS! THEY KNOW THERE ARE NO STABLE POOLS OF FUNDS LEFT-AND THEY HAVE NOTHING IN THE WIND TO OFFER! THESE ARE “ONE TERM WONDERS” THRASHING WILDLY TO BE RELEVANT-AND THEY MERELY ANNOY AND HOLD UP THE REORGANIZATION PROCESS.STRAIGHT TO HELL-FOR THE INTENTIONAL OBFUSCATION TACTICS!!!!!