By Jay Sekulow
The left's outrage over the IRS turns to a plea to 'move on'
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House Speaker John A. Boehner’s promise to stop running government via one-on-one meetings with President Obama and let the committee process commence already is crumbling, as congressional members can’t find consensus on how to proceed.
House Republicans' "Plan B" to avert the "fiscal cliff" came crashing down Thursday night after party leaders realized they didn't have the votes to pass it, and pulled it from the floor — leaving the country poised on the edge of massive tax increases and spending cuts.
Shrugging off a revolt from fiscally conservative Republican backbenchers, the House on Wednesday pushed through a last-minute bill to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which supports American companies that do business in foreign countries. The bank's current charter expires May 31.
In his op-ed "Putting freedom back to work" (Tuesday), Rep. Tom McClintock, California Republican, made the point that government spending cannot create jobs.
Fear is the weapon of choice for Democrats intent on protecting their ability to spend - no matter the price. Administration officials insist that if they don't get an increase in the debt ceiling within the next two weeks, America will default. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner explained in a press conference Thursday, "We have no way to give Congress more time to solve this problem." Standing next to him, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, "Aug. 2 is the deadline. There's no waffling from that. There's no room to squeeze into another area; that's it." In other words, it's my way or the highway.
Brace for impact. Ann Coulter has written her eighth book, "Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America."
The House has passed and sent to President Obama a bill to delay for a year an impending sharp cut in Medicare pay to doctors that threatened to disrupt care for the nation's seniors.
Rep. Tom McClintock, California Republican, reportedly said Mr. Boehner's vow to return to "regular order" was not a clear path on debt limit discussions, and questioned which committee would take the lead.