Speaker Boehner Threatens Another Government Shutdown and Possible Default Next Year

Government shutdown watch 2014

You just cannot make this stuff up. Today in his first press conference since the Republican Shutdown, Speaker of the House Republicans John Boehner immediately threatened another government shutdown on January 15, 2014, followed by a possible default on the National Debt.

“As I told my colleagues the other day, we fought the fight. We didn’t win. We live to fight another day.”

…“The fact is, we’re going to have issues about funding the government come Jan. 15. We’re going to have the debt ceiling we’re going to have to deal with again,” Boehner said.

Unbelievable. In the immortal words of Talleyrand: “Ils n’ont rien appris, ni rien oublié” — “They have learned nothing and forgotten nothing.”

UPDATE: GOP, Boehner take shutdown hit in new CNN poll

  1. #1 by Thomas Atwater on October 24, 2013 - 5:40 pm

    Can’t happen soon enough..defund this murderous government destroyer, feeding today in waste, on the not yet born future Americans. What a filthy animal it has devolved to.

  2. #2 by brewski on October 24, 2013 - 9:09 pm

    Don’t you mean another “Obama Shutdown?”

    He wanted it and went out of his way to make it happen and to hurt more people. That’s what you Stadtists do.

  3. #5 by cav on October 24, 2013 - 9:29 pm

    Shut down or maliciously misguide it, and take the deserved pay, retirement and perk cuts your malfeasance will visit upon you.

  4. #6 by cav on October 24, 2013 - 9:40 pm

    And, BTW.let’s bring back rational personal bankruptcy laws. Having debts that can never be repaid dogging the poor forever, does nothing for the prosperity of: the country, the creditors, the debtors.
    It is nothing but pointless and cruel punishment, to those whose circumstances have not worked out.

  5. #7 by Frank Kafka on October 25, 2013 - 10:55 am

    Dictatorship is upon America..retards be damned.

  6. #8 by Larry Bergan on October 26, 2013 - 5:35 pm

    Frank Kafca:

    Cheer the fuck up. This is funny stuff!

  7. #9 by Frank Kafka on October 26, 2013 - 5:57 pm

    You would be the variety of retard to be damned. It’s only funny if you are addled stoopid.

  8. #10 by cav on October 27, 2013 - 8:07 am

    Here’s the only Grand BargainI want to see: Medicare for All; double SS, and tax the hell out of people making more than 1000 times minimum wage (i.e., take all of it above that.) I guarantee you we’d get the deficit down to zero very fast. If the Right wants zero deficit, we can do that very easily. Also, if we got unemployment to below 2%, that would likewise reduce the deficit.

  9. #11 by cav on October 27, 2013 - 8:26 am

  10. #12 by Richard Warnick on October 27, 2013 - 2:34 pm

    Robert Reich asks the questions everybody ought to be asking.

    The Democrat’s Version of Health Insurance Would Have Been Cheaper, Simpler, and More Popular (So Why Did We Enact the Republican Version and Why Are They So Upset?)

    [W]hy are today’s Republicans so upset with an Act they designed and their patrons adore? Because it’s the signature achievement of the Obama administration.

    There’s a deep irony to all this. Had Democrats stuck to the original Democratic vision and built comprehensive health insurance on Social Security and Medicare, it would have been cheaper, simpler, and more widely accepted by the public. And Republicans would be hollering anyway.

    • #13 by brewski on October 27, 2013 - 9:33 pm

      I think Reich just said “Repeal and Replace”

      • #14 by Richard Warnick on October 28, 2013 - 9:27 am

        I think he said “Medicare for All.”

        • #15 by brewski on October 28, 2013 - 10:52 am

          Isn’t that what I just said?

          • #16 by Richard Warnick on October 28, 2013 - 11:53 am

            No. “Repeal and Replace” is a meaningless Republican slogan that comes from the same people who offered to do nothing at all about our national health care crisis for the past 20 years. During the entire health care debate, the GOP hasn’t come up with any proposal that would meet even one of the three-part test for a better system: to increase access, maintain or improve quality and reduce costs.

            There are no Republicans that I know of advocating an expansion of Medicare to replace the current system of private health insurance. Some Republican governors are even refusing the Medicaid expansion paid for by the ACA.

    • #17 by brewski on October 27, 2013 - 10:59 pm

      The answer to Robert Reich’s question:


      The Democrats didn’t vote on or pass a “Democrat’s Version of Health Insurance” because the elected leader of the Democrats wouldn’t allow it.

      Remind me again why this is the GOP’s fault?

      • #18 by Richard Warnick on October 28, 2013 - 9:21 am

        Aside from illogically rejecting their own health insurance “reform” plan, the GOP is blameless.

        It was President Obama who secretly bargained away the public option and signed the ACA without any cost controls but WITH the individual private for-profit insurance mandate that he campaigned strongly against in 2008.

  11. #21 by cav on October 27, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    Richard, I couldn’t care less if the republicans are upset about this or anything else. What does upset me is that Obama is such a republican. Seems to me the Dem posturing and voter attitudes sort of ruled in those elections. WTF!

    • #22 by Richard Warnick on October 28, 2013 - 12:35 pm

      If we want a progressive President, we’re not going to get one from our two-party system as currently constituted.

  12. #23 by Thomas Atwater on October 28, 2013 - 4:11 pm

    Who wants a “progressive” president?

    Jesus Christ Almighty..progressives are the people who destroy an nation’s institutions leading to their own elimination at the hands of the psychopaths they enabled and facilitated.

    Do you read any history Richard?

    • #24 by Richard Warnick on October 28, 2013 - 4:23 pm

      I actually have a B.A. in History. Maybe YOU could stand to read some history.

      Progressive Party (United States, 1912)

      • #25 by brewski on October 28, 2013 - 4:44 pm

        Then why is it that you seem to not know anything about history at all?

        • #26 by Richard Warnick on October 29, 2013 - 9:51 am

          I know real history, but I rely on you to keep me updated on right-wing mythology. 😉

          • #27 by brewski on October 29, 2013 - 9:56 am

            So you know that Progressives are racists and want to reduce the birthrate of the lower end of the gene pool. Good to know.

          • #28 by Richard Warnick on October 29, 2013 - 2:27 pm

            Thanks for the update.

  13. #29 by Thomas Atwater on October 28, 2013 - 5:19 pm

    Wow a BA! Have you actually read what has become of nations led by progressives outside this country?

    Now that progressives have been fairly successful DESTROYING the institutions that built America to greatness, we get treated to seeing progressives dumped liked yesterday’s trash by a drone murdering terrorist fascist president they foolishly empowered…

    NDAA and drone murder come to mind, the “building of a domestic army every bit as powerful as the insanity (my emphasis) we send overseas”.. quotes straight out of the drone murder terrorist president’s mouth that progressives elected…TWICE!!

    This is what “progressivism” has wrought. Now you, and sadly the rest of US get to live your inane dreams and desires as they ACTUALLY play out.

    This is how the goes in History. That’s the template.

    • #30 by Richard Warnick on October 29, 2013 - 9:54 am

      First of all, actual progressives are practically powerless and hardly represented at all by Washington, DC politicians.

      Second, when you use a direct quote it is helpful to offer a link. Otherwise we will assume you are making stuff up.

  14. #31 by Thomas Atwater on October 28, 2013 - 5:32 pm

    …and then the NSA spying in direct contravention of the 4th amendment. With turd king obama’s blessing no less!!

    “If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear” barrack obama. simpleton fascist.

    “If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear”. adolf eichmann. master nazi fascist of the SS.

  15. #32 by Thomas Atwater on October 28, 2013 - 5:35 pm

    That’s how this goes in History…to correct the typo. God, were it only that easy to turn back the clock on the terrible choices that have been compelled upon American’s low these past 15 years…

    I’m sure the coming chaos will not allow much room for regret.

  16. #33 by Thomas Atwater on October 28, 2013 - 5:40 pm

    Even Wilson the poster idiot for “progressivism” realized what a fool he had been,,and how he essentially doomed the very nation he meant to protect. That’s what happens.

    Stupid is, what stupid does.

    “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” -Woodrow Wilson, after signing the Federal Reserve into existence

    at least unlike the current idiot “progressive”, Wilson was able to man up and describe his own stupidity, and with some humility and shame at that..

    Onward towards a new “debt ceiling” …how wars are made..Hooray!! Simply amazing what hasn’t been learned in 100 years of the same old same old, better known as history.

    • #34 by Richard Warnick on October 29, 2013 - 9:59 am

      Really? Not really. Check your sources before using quotation marks. If you don’t, it makes you look very ignorant indeed.

      John M. Cooper, a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, and the author of several books on Woodrow Wilson, writes:

      “I can tell you categorically that this is not a statement of regret for having created the Federal Reserve. Wilson never had any regrets for having done that. It was an accomplishment in which he took great pride.”

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