- - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

After the 2010 elections, Republicans won enough seats to have a comfortable margin of votes in the House of Representatives. Because all spending bills, constitutionally speaking, must originate in the House, we presented House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, with the ability to spend the nation’s money.

Mr. Boehner promised us before the election that he would immediately cut $100 billion dollars from the next budget. Did he keep this promise? No. As a matter of fact, he marched right out in front of the TV cameras and told the country that he was not going to shut down the government under any circumstances. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and President Obama probably couldn’t believe their ears when they heard this. It meant that at the very least they would get a “twofer”: all of the money they spent the year before, and the Republicans would have to help them get it. The Democrats have been a spending binge ever since.

The Democrats have no respect for Mr. Boehner, and why should they? He is just a tool they need so they can keep getting continuing resolutions passed. It is time for new leadership, a new direction and a new speaker of the House.

DOC WOODS
Sterling, Va.