Priority 1: 

We’re not going to raise the debt ceiling without real cuts in spending,” Boehner, an Ohio Republican, told reporters in Washington yesterday.

Because it’s working so well.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Thursday estimated that keeping the spending cuts from sequestration in place through fiscal
2014 would cost up to 1.6 million jobs.

Canceling the cuts, on the other hand, would yield between 300,000 to 1.6 million new jobs, with the most likely outcome being the addition of 900,000, the CBO said.

Any job plans?

A growing group of congressional Republicans is pushing leaders to defund ObamaCare in the next government spending bill, setting the stage
for a showdown in September, when the current continuing resolution expires.

So no then.

I’m sure the “Master Negotiator” in the White House has another cunning plan centered around chained-CPI though.