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Aug242010

Boehner To Obama: Fire Geithner And Summers (VIDEO)

Video:  Boehner calls for the heads of Tim Geithner & Larry Summers -- Aired today

More video at the bottom of the story.  Analysis, several links, and a bonus clip as the Founding Fathers search for Boehner all over the best golf courses and tanning salons of Northern Ohio.

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Likely by now, most of you have heard this story.  It's not a bad political move on Boehner's part as it forces the White House to send out talking heads to support Tim & Larry and defend Obama's failed Keynesian experiment, which ultimately is a losing proposition for Democrats.  Problem is that Boehner is a war-mongering Sleestak who believes that we need to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70 in order to continue funding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Yes, that's correct.  He doesn't want to use savings from SS to cut the deficit, rather to expand the war.  Boehner sees the Afghanistan war lasting at least another decade.  Let that sink in, and then say a prayer for budget sanity.  I've said it from the beginning.

Stop the wars.

Stop the deficit spending.

Stop the stimulus.

Win the election.

Republicans, as typified by Boehner seem to be equally out of touch as Democrats.  We're in a sad, sad state of affairs if this is the best thinking we can get out of Washington.

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CLEVELAND — The rollout of John Boehner’s campaign for speaker of the House went public Tuesday morning here in his home state, as he outlined an economic agenda that combined old GOP economic ideas with a few new ones and called for the firing of President Barack Obama’s economic team.

The highlight of the speech, at the gothic City Club here: Boehner wants Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and economic adviser Larry Summers ousted. Speaking to a handful of reporters afterward, Boehner said the pair “see the handwriting on the wall” after a number of other advisers departed.

The other agenda ideas were hardly novel. Boehner, the House minority leader, called on the Obama administration once again to extend Bush-era tax cuts and freeze federal spending at 2008 levels.

 

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Video:  'Founding Fathers' Look For John Boehner In Ohio Golf Course, Tanning Salon (VIDEO)

 

 

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LOBBYING WATCH: Republicans & DEMS Now Fighting Over Wall Street Cash ยป

http://dailybail.com/home/lobbying-watch-republicans-dems-now-fighting-over-wall-stree.html

Boehner and Jamie Dimon are covered...
Aug 24, 2010 at 10:20 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- House Minority Leader John Boehner, in a major economic address ahead of the midterm elections, called Tuesday for the resignation of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Larry Summers, the head of the White House's national economic team.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/boehner-geithner-and-summers-should-go-2010-08-24-91900
Aug 24, 2010 at 10:21 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Aug 24, 2010 at 10:21 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
I was wondering what those guys were doing in my corn, I thought they were looking for British or arrowheads...
Aug 24, 2010 at 10:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Thought you might be in the clip somewhere...
Aug 24, 2010 at 10:42 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail

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