According to CBS News, United States House Speaker John Boehner, the outspoken Republican representative from Ohio, maximized his frustration over Congress’ lack of ability to solve the sequester threat by blurting out a comment on Wednesday in which he said that the U.S. House of Representatives should not have to move a third bill before the U.S. Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something.
Boehner complained that President Barack Obama is going all over the nation to hold rallies instead of sitting down with Senate leaders. The Speaker also asserted that his House of Representatives has moved on the bill twice now. These House bills of which Boehner spoke were designed to replace the across-the-board automatic cuts with more focused cuts. The Senate Democrat response to Boehner’s plan is to replace the cuts with a combination of different cuts and tax increases. Politically, President Obama supports his Senate Democrats and not the plan of the Republican-leaning House of Representatives.
It’s been apparent that the Senate with its Democrat majority will push for the raise in taxes while the House with its Republican majority will resist tax increases.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada snapped back at Boehner’s comment by saying that Boehner should understand who is sitting on their posterior and claiming that his senators are doing their best to pass something.
Meanwhile, President Obama was at a shipyard in Newport News, Virginia on Wednesday to discuss the sequester.