Boehner shuts down the discussion in the House and gets a cheer from his side of the aisle. Bravo! Kudos! Congratulations Mr. Speaker. I echo the cheer.

Here’s the NYT headline: House Republicans Cheer Boehner’s Refusal to Negotiate on Cuts

You see, when you compromise, you are guaranteed to get the wrong answer. And in this case, any attempt to increase revenue (that is, to increase taxes; even though people always seem to divorce the notion that increased taxes do not necessarily lead to increased revenue) is the wrong answer. The answer is to decrease spending. Spending is out of control. There is not a shortage of revenue. (And see also great commentary here, especially if know of the verbal/written antics of P Kroog)

Or, as Boehner put it perfectly:

“The revenue issue is now closed,” Mr. Boehner said Thursday, before the House left town for the weekend without acting on the cuts and a Senate attempt to avert them died. Mr. Boehner said the dispute with Democrats amounted to a question of “how much more money do we want to steal from the American people to fund more government.”

“I’m for no more,” he said.

Again, bravo Mr. Speaker. He has said enough, no more, just as Joseph Ivy does.

-JD Cross