Speaker John Boehner commits House GOP to 10-year balanced budget plan

So, what’s Rep. Paul Ryan been up to lately, aside from being booed at the president’s inauguration ceremony? The inaugural parties are still going on, but the House got back to work today, with Ryan presenting the case for a short-term debt ceiling extension to members of the Republican Study Committee. National Review Online’s Robert Costa tweeted an overview of the House GOP’s meeting today. Ryan and Speaker John Boehner had worked together to pitch the ill-fated “Plan B,” which was pulled from the floor when Boehner couldn’t rally support among the GOP.

According to Boehner, the sequester cuts will go into effect in March unless Congress manages to find cuts elsewhere, which should lead to an interesting couple of months.

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) had some words for his colleagues in the Senate.

  • Steve_J

    It’s difficult to take anything Boehner says seriously after his handling of issues over the past two years.

    • ZoriahShepard

      Agreed. It’s hard to take any of them seriously about anything! How I wish we could just wipe the Congressional slate clean and start over.

  • Sam

    I wouldn’t take the deal. Ryan has drafted budgets year after year, and the Senate refuses to pass them.

    • Ariadnea

      On top of that, Ryan’s budget is designed as a compromise to democrats, instead of seriously tackling deficits and debts. They have compromised US debt to height beyond comprehension; that a promise for balance budget in ten years from Boener, is nothing but a Photoshop. When he start learning how to negotiate effectively or even initiate one, then talk to us, otherwise he might as well clean his own house.

  • Finrod Felagund

    I’ll be happy with a budget that produces a lower deficit than the year before, and a budget for the year following that lowers the deficit further. Where we want to be is a budget spending less than 20 percent of GDP, but trying to drag Obama and the Democratic Senate there would be like kicking a dead whale down the beach.

  • $36103485

    Hmmm, the original “Ryan plan” took until 2040 to balance the budget. This should interesting…Not.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    I’ll believe it when I see it….
    Incidentally, I wouldn’t vote for him ever again.
    I’d vote for the DumperCrat.

    Why? Especially when it seems that would increase Dingleberry’s power?

    Well, let me say this:
    With Speaker Smeagol I know what I’m getting.
    With the DumperCrat I might luck-out and get a reasonable and patriotic person..