Boehner: I Won’t Allow Default


boehnerHouse Speaker John Boehner has assured Republican collegues that he will not allow the U.S. to default on its debt, and said he was willing to fund the government with a combination of Republican and Democratic votes.

News of the comments, which appear to reveal a crack in the GOP’s thus-far unified front, came from an anonymous member of the House, while other Republicans said they got the sense that Boehner would do anything to avoid a default.

Moderate Republicans who have been criticizing their party’s stance on the shutdown said they would vote with Democrats to pass a so-called “clean” resolution to fund the government. Read more at The New York Times.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Excellent. Now let the House vote on the Senate version of the continuing resolution to get the government back to work (as Reid let the Senate vote on the House version).

  2. The House has already voted (numerous times, I might add) to fund the government so that it could go back to work. The Senate has childishly refused to pass this legislation.

    Reid did not let the Senate vote on the House version. In fact Reid has blocked Senate votes to fund NIH, veterans, the national guard and the parks. Reid has obstinately refused to budge on anything.

    Obama and Reid want to inflict suffering on the American people for their own personal political gain.