Speaker Boehner: “I Got 98% of What I Wanted” (Video)

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Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told CBS last night that he got 98% of what he wanted in the debt deal that passed in the House yesterday.

The Hill reported:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he got “98 percent” of what he wanted in the final deal to raise the debt ceiling.

“When you look at this final agreement that we came to with the White House, I got 98 percent of what I wanted. I’m pretty happy,” Boehner said in an interview with CBS News on Monday evening.

He also said he expected to remain Speaker of the House.

Some political observers speculated Boehner’s Speakership was on the line as he sought Republican support for a compromise agreement congressional leaders negotiated with the White House.

The measure passed the House Monday 269-161, with 174 Republicans backing the bill. Sixty-six Republicans voted against the plan.

The deal is expected to pass the Senate on Tuesday, just barely ahead of the deadline the Treasury Department set for when the U.S. government would default if a deal to raise debt limit were to have failed.

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  • Redwine

    WTF – If Boehner “got 98% of what he wanted”, then he is no representative of the people in the House and should be booted out! We don’t care a bit about what he wants. He should care about what we want!

  • redpillpatriot

    Boner= another progressive Rino hack…. I’m still waiting for someone to draw a line in the sand… I mean someone on the right!

    Here is the solution to all our problems.

    No debt limit increase and cut 30% of spending now!

    Do away with the departments of Energy, Education and the IRS, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Sallie Mae, etc.

    Phase out welfare within the next 2 years.

    Go to a 10% consumption tax, get rid of the Federal reserve bank.

    Give corporations an incentive to keep jobs here, and penalize them for shipping jobs overseas.

    Secure the freaking borders, deport the illegals, and terrorists, give California to Mexico, etc, etc,

  • Downer

    Yeah, and “we the people” got 100% screwed.

  • http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/ C-Christian Soldier

    First rule of lawyer-ing–

    I know there are plenty of former lawyers in Congress-did they forget their law school training!!


  • Mitch Rapp


  • MacFletch

    I’m glad that Boehner got nearly all that he wanted in the deal. Too bad that does not coincide with what the country needs. Will the Republicans ever show up to play?

  • tommy mc donnell

    thats 98% of what the politicans want not 98% of what the people that supported him want. the only time a republican is different from a democrat is when they are running for office. once they are in office they want socialism(the key to government power and control)just as much as the democrat.

  • Mitch Rapp

    Lawyers should be outlawed from serving in congress
    No common sense
    No practical experience
    They are taught to lie on both sides of the fence
    They are taught to be good fact fabricators
    They don’t know how to make an Honest Buck
    They have never run a successful lemonade stand

  • Kilroy64

    RedPill X 2

  • redpillpatriot

    #7 tommy mc

    You are right on the money.

  • AuntieMadder

    Saying that was actually a smart move on Boehner’s part because the lamestream news media, always anti-Republican, will now be compelled to report that Boehner didn’t get much of what he wanted at all, that the Demonrats won again. In the long run, the Demonrats will own this deal and its negative effects.

  • NebraskaMilitia

    I guess BoneHead owns 98 percent of the largest debt increase in history. I got a call from the NRSCC during the vote. Told the nice gal to take my name off the phone list …no more money from me to these idiot republican RINOS.

  • redpillpatriot

    #11 Auntie – I wish I shared your optimism

  • Sickofobama

    Jim Hoft:

    I disagree.

    Conservatives heads are exploding!

    Libtards were given the gift of another 4 years of Obama.

  • http://www.opaobie.com Opaobie

    Using Washington math, that means the Liberals got 102% of what THEY wanted and the American people just got the bill for all of it…for generations to come.

  • marie

    John-Boy needs to go back to Walton Mountain. If this doesn’t wake the people up again, like Obamacare did, nothing will. We’ve got one chance in 2012 to get rid of the poisonous Obama and start thinning the herd of the remaining rinos.

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  • gary gulrud

    Boehner is one lousy negotiator, but our real problem is he doesn’t much care what his constituents want let alone trust them to have a brain in their heads.

    He is better than McConnell tho.

  • tarpon

    Boehner needs a bigger brain, reality doesn’t fit inside his tiny little brain. Boehner got rolled, badly. And we got played by the Washington insiders, like that old hobbit McCain. We’re going to pay for Obama’s pappy colonial treatment,

    We should begin working on a replacement speaker, today.

  • Redwine

    Replace Boehner now!!!!