April 8, 2011
Republicans Achieve over $50 BILLION in Cuts
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) make remarks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC April 8, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Mike Theiler
Congrats go out to Boehner and the Republicans as they were able to go from ZERO cuts to over $50 BILLION cuts. More importantly, all members of Congress WILL be REQUIRED to vote Yea or Nea on defunding Planned Parenthood and Obamacare on stand alone bills!!!
But this battle did not come without heated and violent rhetoric from Democrats:
Democrat Louis Slaughter accused Republicans of trying to “kill women” at a pro abortion rally
Democrat Louis Slaughter then states about Republicans, “It’s sort of like an old German Nazi movie. ‘Show me your papers!’” [someone might what to educate her on the fact that Hitler aborted MANY MANY Jewish babies]
Democrat Elanor Holmes Norton from D.C. : currently tax dollars do fund abortions in D.C., as a result Republicans demanded that those funds be removed as they are not suppose to fund abortions. In response, Delegate Holmes Norton went off to Fox News equating Republicans defunding abortion to “bombing innocent civilians” only to follow it up with her telling the congressional member sto “GO STRAIGHT to Hell!”.
The Republicans won a significant cut in short term spending. Obama lost his promise to not sign another short term deal. Harry and the Senate Democrats looked liked whipped dogs, as Harry Reid agreed to the reductions and even discussed the need to cut government spending.