The reason our country is in the state that it is, is because Clinton opened up the lending restrictions in the CRA back in 1995. He even admitted that this was a mistake during the 2008 presidential campaign. At the same time Barney Frank (He's on the financial services committee which regulated Fannie and Freddie) got Fannie Mae to take on sub-prime morgages, bundle them up, and sell them as securities to places like Goldman Sachs etc. Then we had Chris Dodd who was behind the idea of these credit default swaps. At the same time the republicans tried on three seperate occassions to rein in the investment banking before it was too late but were blocked by democrats like Charles Schummer who despite all his "i'm for the people" blustering actually represents Wall St. That was clearly evident in 2006 when he attached a poison pill amendment to a bill that could have lessened the severity of the crash which kill the bill in committee. It took close to 13 years for the housing market to crash from the artificial bubble that was created by the sub-prime lending.
Sure, it's all their fault......and Boehner is completely innocent in all of this mess. How long has he been in office? 11 terms since 1990. Of course he has had no hand in the state of our country.
So where was Boehner in all this? This was purely a democratic boondoggle that they conveniently managed to hang on the necks of the republicans. And people that didn't really know what happened bought it. Since then the democrats have been on a spending spree. And it's done nothing but prolong the inevitable. Simple facts, we're broke. We're spending money like a drunken sailor with no end in sight. The democrats answer to all of this is to spend more money which is just plain stupid. It's like saying 'ok, I make $50k/yr, I spend $75k/yr, and I currently owe $250k. Life sucks because I don't ahve any money to spend on food because I have to pay the bills and the answer is to get another credit card for $25k and max it out'. Sure, that'll make things feel ok for another month until that credit card is maxed out too. But what then? Get another credit card? That's what we're doing every time we raise the debt ceiling.
So as far as budgetary cuts go, $30 billion is a drop in the bucket. Talk to me when they're ready to make real cuts, like $300 - $400 billion. And that's just a start because it would still leave us with an $800 billion dollar deficit for just this year.
So cutting off funding for optional abortion? Hell yeah, now lets move on to all the other crap the feds shouldn't be paying for.