In an interview with CBS News (RE: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/01/eveningnews/main20086598.shtml )
The question was put to J. Boehner:
“Pelley: You were unable to get your own caucus behind your bill a few days ago. Do you intend to remain Speaker of the House?”
“Boehner: I do. 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.”
WAIT Just One Minute. J. Boehner got 98 percent of what HE wanted. He only got about 10 percent of what WE wanted. And he works for us. I think from this answer alone, we can determine that Mr. Boehner should realize it is time for him to step down. We put him there through our votes last November. Our votes, by all accounts, were votes of UNSATISFACTION with the SOP of all of Government. We wanted fiscal responsibility. We wanted fixes to entitlements. We wanted restraints on the President’s spending. We wanted a muzzle on the check signature hand of Congress.
What we got is a deal to cut $100B a year for 10 years and a raise the the debt limit borrowing capacity of Congress for $2.8Trillion. That means that borrowing is 28 times larger than reductions.
THAT IS NOT WHAT WE WANTED!
Mr. Boehner, with all due respect, It IS time for you to step down.