• John Boehner Checks in with His Boss Rush Limbaugh Before Presenting Debt Plan

    Alright, so… conservatives aren't exactly thrilled with House Leader John Boehner's two-step plan to drag the debt ceiling debates into the 2012 elections. And, truth be told, Boehner himself isn't completely on board with it.

    But, it must be a good plan, because it apparently found approval from the one person who's opinion really matters, the leader of the Republican Party and patron saint of conservative values

    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) outlined the GOP's debt-ceiling plan to conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh on Monday before showing it to his conference.

    On Monday during his radio program, Limbaugh talked about the call he received from Boehner…

    The conservative radio host said Boehner outlined his two-step plan that includes $1.2 trillion in spending cuts and a $1 trillion hike in the debt ceiling. In the second step, a commission would be appointed to come back with additional deficit-reduction proposals, which the Congress could then vote on.

    Okay, maybe I was being a little unjustly snarky up there in the intro. I made it seem like John Boehner was cynically checking-in with a person who makes a career out of mouthing party-line propaganda before presenting legislation which has the potential to fundamentally change the way the nation handles its money and treats its less fortunate citizens.

    I'm sure that Rush Limbaugh isn't the only person whose opinion matters on these things.

    Boehner probably also consulted with Sarah Palin.

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    Tags: Debt, Economy, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh


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