Boehner Reminds Obama: ‘Congress Writes Laws, You Decide What To Sign’

Eight more days until “Armageddon.”

The Republican-controlled House so far has sent two budget bills over to the Senate only to watch them get squashed quickly by Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats.  Reid’s blunt remark once Democrats shot down the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” bill was:  “‘ Cut, Cap, and Balance is over, done, it’s dead.”  Isn’t it strange to see how happy Democrats are when they trample bills that seriously address deficit spending and the national debt?  No, not really.  If they had any desire to balance the budget they would have done so when they controlled all three branches of government.

This entire situation has President Obama quite frustrated.  As Ed Morrissey pointed out, Obama’s anger must be at the voters. You know,  “that gosh-darned divided government that has kept us from a budget solution.”

After another round of failed negotiations over the weekend Speaker Boehner gave Obama a small reminder about how our government works (emphasis mine):

 “As I read the Constitution, the Congress writes the laws and you get to decide what you want to sign,” Boehner said, recounting what he told the president, according to two sources.