Lets see if it gets past his gate keeper this time.
~~~~~Top portion is Speaker Boehner's Office response to my earlier letter, which is listed after his letter, with my new response after that. Stick around and let me know what you think. I've had a 18 oz Grolsch and a pain pill before answering this message, maybe others can help me write my next ones.~~~~~~~~~~
Thank you for contacting me about the so-called fiscal cliff, the combination of automatic defense cuts and tax rate increases that’s just weeks away from taking effect. The fiscal cliff threatens our economy and our national security, and I’m committed to working with both parties to stop it.
Sending our country off the fiscal cliff would have serious consequences for all Americans. That’s why I’ve outlined an alternative – a way for Democrats and Republicans, President Obama and Congress to work together to help our economy grow and create jobs, which is critical to tackling our national debt. My framework calls for:
Stopping all tax rate hikes. According to a study by independent accounting firm Ernst & Young, the fiscal cliff tax rate increases that some want to allow to go into effect will destroy 700,000 jobs. The House passed a bipartisan bill to stop all of the increased tax rates that are scheduled to hit our economy on January 1, but the Senate passed a bill that would only stop some of them. The tax rate hikes that would be allowed to occur under the Senate-passed bill are part of the fiscal cliff economists are warning against. We don’t need higher tax rates, we need a stronger economy.
Reforming our tax code. Instead of raising tax rates and destroying jobs, let’s focus on building a fairer, simpler tax code by closing loopholes and lowering rates. Pro-growth tax reform will bring jobs home and lead to a stronger economy. The Tax Reform Act of 1986 is a model for this kind of reform. A stronger economy means more revenue – which is what President Obama is seeking.
Cutting spending & saving our entitlement programs. We need to get serious about shoring up the entitlement programs that are the primary drivers of our country’s massive, growing debt. And repealing the president’s health care law – which is raising costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers – must be on the table as well.
Protecting our troops. Defense officials say the fiscal cliff will devastate our armed forces. That’s why the House already passed a bill to replace the defense “sequester” with common-sense spending cuts and reforms. This is the direction we need to go. Instead of jeopardizing our security, let’s fix our tax code, and make spending cuts and reforms that are truly needed.
We can’t afford to ignore the fiscal cliff, nor can we keep piling more debt onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. Using the path I’ve outlined, I’m hopeful that both parties can work together to avert the fiscal cliff in a manner that paves the way for the long-term economic growth we need to create new jobs, pay down our debt, and keep the American Dream alive for generations to come.
Thank you again for contacting me and please stay in touch.
John A. Boehner
Speaker of the House"
My message was: http://txfellowship.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-fiscal-cliff-put-up-or-shut-up.html
"I've written my two Senators, Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn, and my Representative Blake Farenthold, and I either sent them a link to my post I wrote earlier or I sent them a message.
Just in case they didn't bother to read them, which knowing politicians they probably didn't, here is a message for them.
President Obama will not negotiate in any way, shape or form in good faith. He wants to destroy our nation as it is supposed to be and to destroy the Republican party in it's entirety.
Quit playing his game. Go on the news with a special message. The message being as follows.
Since President Obama isn't going to actually negotiate and compromise, we are done. We will have no more meetings, no more votes. If President Obama wants to submit his proposals we will vote on them. We are done trying to work with an arrogant, obstinate and petulant child such as he.
If he is serious about avoiding the fiscal cliff, he can send a legitimate bill to us to be voted on.
We however will spend no more time attempting to work with someone who through his actions has shown he has nothing but contempt for us and our constituents.
The ball is in his court.
If he is serious he will submit a serious bill for our consideration.
Otherwise we are done. And anything that happens is on his head, not ours.
Republicans in congress.
That puts everything on the President. He can either submit a real bill or he can continue to posture, while his media excoriates the Republican party.
So the Republicans need to step up make their statement and then SHUT UP!
They don't talk to ANY Reporter, Pundit or ANYONE else.
Make the statement and shut the heck up.
The media will be screaming for their soundbites, statement ANYTHING. Don't do it. The media in all it's shapes are Verboten. No Republicans speaks to ANY media until after January 20, 2013 And that goes to all of the Republican Talking heads such as Allen West, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin all of them.
NO ONE talks to the media about ANYTHING!
Not even if they ask how your kids are doing or how is the weather.
QUIT TALKING TO THE MEDIA!!! Period, Freaking DOT!
The media is not your friend, not even Fox, not even the Wall Street Journal. In Fact the MEDIA is YOUR ENEMY! Start treating them that way and quit TALKING TO THEM!
Get over your own Narcissism and "I Love Me" attitude and SHUT UP.
State the message then SHUT UP!
No morning shows, no call in shows, no interviews NOTHING! The Media is the Vampire and you are dinner. So stay away from them and SHUT UP!
Quit showing to the world you ARE as dumb as they think. SHUT UP!
Tell your message, which is Obama has to put up or shut up and then SHUT UP YOURSELVES!
Is that too hard for you to understand?
Quit worrying about Poll Results do the dang job and SHUT UP! "
And that is still my message. Tell the President to put up or shut up and then for you and your fellow republicans SHUT UP. Do not talk to the press, do not talk to ANYONE! Until such time as the President has offered an actual substantial bill for your consideration. You don't talk to any media person, any pundit, any reporter. Your statement to them is that they should direct their questions to the President, since he is the one holding up the resolution to the problem.
Put EVERYTHING in the President hands. MAKE him submit an actual bill for a vote. QUIT NEGOTIATING WITH A Self Centered Petulant Child. Make HIM give you firm concrete positions, set it stone, not set in some syrup which slides away from the truth of the matter. YOU NEED TO GET THE TRUTH, out of his mouth of what he wants done and how it is to be done. Then you will need to point out to him the actual reality of what his current plans, not well thought out, refusing to see the state of mind of the citizens of this country. They will not suffer this thomfoolery gladly. From the sounds I've been picking up through my extended friends and family, with everything going on, Jobs, Rising costs, less products in the stores, rising fuel costs, and the President and his crony's and minion's are just egging the situation on for their own benefit. What is that benefit? to him and his minions? What did they get by this continued down turn and degradation. If the Republicans keep playing his game, they will become more and more the pawns in his game. And you Republicans still don't know what the rules of this game are, do you?
Make the President LEAD for once in his entire presidency MAKE HIM LEAD, MAKE HIM SET THE AGENDA MAKE HIM EXTEND HIS CREDIT WITH THE POPULATION OF THIS OUR NATION, To show just how small he actually is.
Make him lead and get out of the way. Allow him and his minions and crony's to dig themselves in further and further. And while he attempts to lead, step back and allow his foolishness to be show to all of the people of our great nation.
But you will have to make the statement and then SHUT UP and STEP BACK. You can't try to help anymore. The situation has gone on too long and too far. Gather your party around you, weed out those with the lack of principal and conviction, then surround yourself with you core, and deliver the message. The message is If the president wants something he will have to submit it on the floor of the house for consideration so it could be voted on. All negotiations are over. It is up to him. And then you ensure that NO ONE, NOT A SINGLE ONE of your party talks to ANYONE. No press, no pundit, NO ONE! And you maintain that silence. The Media will break first, by trying to force you to talk to them, if you refuse even then, they will direct their calls to the Administration and the President. However NONE on your side must talk. You have given the message, now shut up. If the reporters get to be too annoying have business card printed up stating that until the President offers a reasonable bill you aren't talking, then have it handed to a reporter by a also quiet security officer.
Do you understand what this is? This is President Obama attempting to destroy the Republican party and tarnish it's reputation for near perpetuity.And to destroy he very ideal that are the foundations of our existence as a nation. Do you want that? Right now over on the right of this page, there is a link about how the White House has wasted another week. No they haven't. You have. The White house WANTS this country to fail, as long as you republicans can be reasonably blamed for it. You keep assuming that the President will be a Gentleman a Statesman. And yet look to his background and his advisers. He is little more than a bit of gutter trash clinging to any form of respectability. And you Republicans are letting him maintain that respectability. So stop it. Give him your unified message which basically boils down to, The President will not in good faith negotiate, so until such time as he submits a bill to congress so it can be examined and voted on in proper order, we the Republicans of both houses are sequestering ourselves to await the Presidents bill. There will be no press conferences or any interviews. And we hope the president will send us a bill soon before we take the Christmas Break.
That is what you need to do. Put it all on him, and tell you fellows to stifle their urges, including the special minions and under minions who like top talk, tell them to keep it in their pants or they will be prosecuted for violating security policies.