The Boehner Plan Explained
So there is no debt deal on the table. The Dingy Harry debt deal has been rejected. McConnell’s deal is, as best we can tell, done. There is no deal. Reid’s deal gone. It’s being portrayed by Drudge as Reid caved. The thing that’s soon coming to be on the table is the Boehner deal, and now just to review the Boehner deal: $1.1 or $1.2 trillion in cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling a trillion dollars. Raising the debt ceiling a trillion dollars will take us through next April, which happens to be tax-filing time, which would mean… Well, that’s something Obama does not want, and he said, “I’ll veto anything 30, 60, 90 days. I’m not going there.”
Then he changed his mind on that late last week. I think late last week he would have signed pretty much anything sent up there, especially after watching the Friday night press conference that he gave. Do you realize how unprecedented all that was? They couldn’t even find members of the B Team in the White House press corps Friday at 6:30. The A Team was long gone to Cape Cod, Nantucket, or what have you. The B Team was sitting at home wishing that they had the money to get to Cape Cod and Nantucket. The C Team is who they had to call in there, and it was not a full White House pressroom. Ah, there were some A Team people there, but, for the most part, everybody had gone. Friday is Document Dump Day.