By The Right Scoop


Earlier today Boehner called Rush to give him the details of the latest deal that will be offered to Obama:

First Round:

  • 1.1 Trillion in cuts – recommendations made by 6 members of each chamber, occurrence of cuts to be determined – cuts will be non-defense, real and not accounting gimmicks
  • 1 Trillion in debt limit increase
  • Will last until next April

Second Round:

  • There must be a vote on Balanced-Budget Amendment

Watch the segment for more details and analysis:

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UPDATE: Changed to reflect that in the second round there must be a vote on Balanced-Budget Amendment instead of the Cut, Cap, and Balance.

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UPDATE: Here is more detail on the Boehner plan from Fox News.

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  • Anonymous

    All I’m hearing (on the radio at the news breaks) is about Reid’s “$2.7 T” plan.

    The GOP better get their message about their plan out or the Reid “plan” is going to trump their momentum.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

      When Rush came on in the second hour, he said that deal (Reid deal) is supposedly dead.

  • Anonymous

    And the balanced budget amendment??!

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

      I just corrected. That is what will be voted on in second round

      • Anonymous

        Got it, thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah. Vote on that. We need to have folks on the record with their vote on that one.

    “Farewell and ado all ye fine Spanish ladies… :-)

    Hold firm dudes. Pummel them with the facts. Pummel the people with those same facts.
    Remind folks over and over, who is leading and who is dragging…who’s driving off a cliff and who’s slamming on the brakes.

    How’s about some righteous indignation to the nth degree?! If you can’t dredge up some indignation on this, you might be a milksop.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah. Vote on that. We need to have folks on the record with their vote on that one.

    “Farewell and ado all ye fine Spanish ladies… :-)

    Hold firm dudes. Pummel them with the facts. Pummel the people with those same facts.
    Remind folks over and over, who is leading and who is dragging…who’s driving off a cliff and who’s slamming on the brakes.

    How’s about some righteous indignation to the nth degree?! If you can’t dredge up some indignation on this, you might be a milksop.

  • Steven

    We need a vote on Cut, Cap and Balance. This prospective deal is bulls**t! Another cave. Its essentially the McConnel plan, only this time its done by Congress rather than the president. We need real cuts now, no commission and if there is a 2nd round, a mandatory vote on Cut, Cap, and Balance!

    Can’t wait to hear from Palin, Rubio, DeMint, and Rand Paul on this one! What’s wrong with the GOP? You got Obama where you want him and now you are letting him off the hook! Good grief.

  • Steven

    We need a vote on Cut, Cap and Balance. This prospective deal is bulls**t! Another cave. Its essentially the McConnel plan, only this time its done by Congress rather than the president. We need real cuts now, no commission and if there is a 2nd round, a mandatory vote on Cut, Cap, and Balance!

    Can’t wait to hear from Palin, Rubio, DeMint, and Rand Paul on this one! What’s wrong with the GOP? You got Obama where you want him and now you are letting him off the hook! Good grief.

  • Anonymous

    So when the 1.1 trillion in cuts are supposed to be “real”, does that mean cuts from the current budget or the projected?

  • Anonymous

    Obama IS NOT going to agree to ANY deal when he can HAND PICK which bills he wants to pay. PICKING winners and losers according to the political plan is EXACTLY what they want to do to funnel money to the “favorite” programs.

    If you EVER want to be 3 steps of Obama just ask yourself….WHAT WOULD CHAVEZ DO?

  • http://www.solitudeholdings.com/blog1/ Dan C

    This plan sounds VERY weak in terms of cuts if they happen at all, but it does hurt Obama in terms of dealing with it again in 2012.

    What if this “panel” can’t agree on the cuts? Then I am guessing no cuts happen and we get screwed. However, if it hurts Obama for 2012 I am for it, and we can always go for more cuts in 2012. We all know the real cuts can only happen once Obama is out.

  • NEO CON JOHN

    Here’s the “stick in the eye”, “1.1tillion in cuts”, 1 trillion in debt extension, no time frame as to when the cuts or what the cuts are, yet they want the extension RIGHT NOW meaning we are now borrowing another trillion, as well as accruing the addition debt of the “Supposed Cuts’ until they figure out what gets cut and when.
    So what ever they cut, the Dems will drag it out until we have spent the said 1.1 trillion in cuts and much more.
    I am wrong here???? Why cant we start a cut when we give the extension, no sooner, no later.
    WHY IS THIS SO DAM DIFFICULT??

  • http://www.crawfishsclaw.blogspot.com The Crawfish

    Simple plan….cut all programs and spending that is not allowed according to the enumerated powers listed in the Constitution. Oh, I forgot. Silly me. That is right wing extremist fringe talk.

  • Anonymous

    Let me get this straight. A real piece of pie that you can eat right now for a puff of smoke, undefined and ,if past experiences are factored in, unreal?

  • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

    Go away troll.

  • Anonymous

    I was supportive of Boehner up until this point (read my previous posts) but this is a sell out. No real cuts, this blue ribbon commission can take the next 2 years to decide what to cut and when. Then they have to propose it to congress and the senate for a vote..it could take until the election and then it would be dead. They are not making the BBA mandatory to increase the debt limit. So really they are giving Obama what he really wants, increased debt limit, with no true cuts and also without a BBA. The only thing Obama does not get is increased taxes. This is a real wet noodle deal.

    • Anonymous

      Your analysis sounds true to me. Boehner announcing it to Rush just to make a faux conservative spectacle. BBA put off, “real 1T cuts” by committee (can’t wait to see that play out) debt ceiling increased anyway (for what purpose if cuts are in the offing.) And to play this out all over again next April! Good grief!

  • http://twitter.com/RichMcCreedy Richard McCreedy

    Yea, this is going to be another disaster. These 1.1 trillion in cuts are going to be mostly phantom, and the ones that are real are real in the sense that COULD POSSIBLY OCCUR 10 years from now, but actually, never will.

  • Philo Beddoe

    Geitner said we need a “committee” for the spending.

    Now we have a “committee” of 12 to decide what is spent.

    This is sounding more like communism by the day. Now we will have a appointed committee who will bypass the elected will of the people.

    • Anonymous

      We have a committee for this. It’s called Congress. And they have FAILED!!!!!

      How many times does the GOP have to submit a plan that ONLY Obama likes?? Just push him to the wall and look him in the eye and say the damn bill!!!! CUT, CAP and BALANCE this ship!!!!!

      • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo The Wizard of Oz

        The Senate is useless as it represents the interests of the POTUS and not the interest of the states. None of the Dems have their own will.

      • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo The Wizard of Oz

        The Senate is useless as it represents the interests of the POTUS and not the interest of the states. None of the Dems have their own will.

  • http://twitter.com/RichMcCreedy Richard McCreedy

    A committee is simply Washington’s way of pretending to do something while doing nothing. Don’t feel like cutting spending? Form a committee so you can say “SEE, WE FORMED A COMMITTEE TO CUT” while not actually cutting anything at all.

  • zytekfan

    I read this morning Obama is vowing to stop any deal, using it as fuel for 2012

  • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo The Wizard of Oz

    Is it true that the proposed cuts (1T) are nothing more than projected savings from the wars?

  • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo The Wizard of Oz

    The deal is a friggin joke!!! Over 10 years! This is hopeless…..I’m beginning to think Beck was right- We can’t rely on D.C. anymore because they’re not going to do anything about it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HLHSVPBL3T7GRRKKKB3MR32PTA taxpayertoo

      Both parties are IGNORING the real threat……….the lack of jobs for the American people.

  • Anonymous

    I disagree with Rush that next April is a better time for this to come up.

    One of the things that has not made much sense to me is why Obama would want to crash our economy so far away from the 2012 election. Oh, he wants the country to default and he wants the economy to bottom out as low as it can go as the fall out from defaulting. He wants to destroy the economy so his team can “rebuild” it. But doing it now won’t help him win re-election as much as it will if it was done next year. He knows the Republicans will get the blame in the media, but they have much too long to counter the narrative if it’s done now.

    The Republicans should raise the debt ceiling to get us past January 20, 2013. And then fight like Hell to get a conservative Republican president and Republican majorities in both houses.

    Because we all lose if Obama gets another term. He will destroy this country so anything they do to stop him is worth it.

  • Anonymous

    Pardon me for doing the math, but doesn’t $1 Trillion in increased debt (celing) NOW and $1 Trillion in “cuts” (in the future) leave us exactly where we are – same creek, same no paddle?

    Again, pardon me for doing arithmetic, but with the 10-year baseline they are using – which the Dems have put on course to rack up more than $1 Trillion per year in news debt – we have to “cut” more than $1 Trillion per year, ie more than TEN Trillion, not to get any further in the hole than we are now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDAKYMXLZIRLMLGEZJXV3AOO7E Vorlath

    Not giving Obama what he wants is actually a good move. He’ll come undone by this just like Rush says. He’s not used to people opposing him.

  • Anonymous

    This whole debt ceiling fisco is a chess game and we are the pawns. At this point I don’t care what Boehner does as long as Obama is out of office come January 2013!

  • KenInMontana

    I believe it is time to get a battalion of these and do a reset on DC.
    http://www.vincelewis.net/bulldozer.html
    Forward to the sea!

    • Anonymous

      Can we use stimulus money to get them?

  • KenInMontana

    They don’t need Obama to put forward a Balance Budget Amendment. Just do it and let the cards fall where they may. In the current political climate it would be near suicide (politically) for any one who tried to oppose it.

  • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

    Did I hear raise the debt ceiling 1 Trillion, anyway? Isn’t that was liar Ob demands anyway? Sounds Vichy to me.

  • Josh

    STUPID! “These are REAL cuts!” No they are not. They will end up being one hundred thousand dollars off of one bill ten years down the line. DUMB DUMB DUMB DUMB. Why spend any time at all discussing this and working out a “deal”? Just let Boner give Obama everything he wants. This is a stupid idea.