This is the best defense number we're going to getEconomic Outlook: Poker faced Aug 02, 2011
We are cutting spending. We are spending less money next year in discretionary spending than we spent last year. You haven't heard that kind of a statement before around this townObama signs debt ceiling bill into law Aug 02, 2011
Providing economic certainty and creating an environment in which businesses can invest and jobs can flourish must remain our number-one focusCantor urges GOP to resist tax hikes Aug 08, 2011
And here's what we got for that massive spending binge -- a new healthcare bill that most Americans never asked for, a stimulus bill that's more effective at producing material for late-night comedians than it was in producing jobs, and a national debt that has gotten so out of hand it sparked a crisis without precedent in my lifetime or yoursDems, GOP fling zings and arrows at debt-limit plans Jul 26, 2011
Here was president asking for the largest debt increase in American history on the heels of the largest spending binge in American historyDems, GOP fling zings and arrows at debt-limit plans Jul 26, 2011
John Andrew Boehner ( /ˈbeɪnər/ bay-nər; born November 17, 1949) is the 61st and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, he is the U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district, serving since 1991. The district includes several rural and suburban areas near Cincinnati and Dayton, and a small portion of Dayton itself.
Boehner previously served as the House Minority Leader from 2007 until 2011, and House Majority Leader from 2006 until 2007. As Speaker of the House, Boehner is second in line to the presidency of the United States following the Vice President in accordance with the Presidential Succession Act.
Boehner was born in Reading, Ohio, the son of Mary Anne (née Hall) and Earl Henry Boehner, the second of twelve children in a family of German and Irish descent. He grew up in modest circumstances, having shared one bathroom with his eleven siblings in a two-bedroom house in Cincinnati. His parents slept on a pull-out couch. He started working at his family's bar at age 8, a business founded by their grandfather Andy Boehner in 1938. He has lived in Southwest Ohio his entire life. All but two of his siblings still live within a few miles of each other; two are unemployed and most of the others have blue-collar jobs.