John Feehery: Speaking Engagements


Archive for April, 2011

  • Debt Ceiling

    Posted on April 12, 2011

    It was Alexander Hamilton who first took on public debt as a political issue. Hamilton understood that if the federal government assumed the debts of the states, it would not...

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  • Medicare

    Posted on April 11, 2011

    Amid all the talk of a government shutdown, Democratically-aligned outside interest groups started running commercials against Congressional Republicans about something that had absolutely nothing to do with the government shutdown:...

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  • Shutdown Politics

    Posted on April 8, 2011

    I first got a chance to meet John Boehner when he came to the Congress in 1991. He entered the Congress with a bang, teaming up with the so-called “Gang...

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  • Dems Punt on Taxes

    Posted on April 7, 2011

    Balancing the federal budget (or at least making the unbalanced budget look more respectable) usually requires two kinds of actions from policy makers: cutting spending and raising revenue. Republicans like...

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  • Act Like a Grown-Up

    Posted on April 6, 2011

    Yesterday, President Obama said that Congressional leaders should act like “grown-ups.” Good advice. I wish he would follow it. According to the dictionary definition, a grown-up is a “a fully...

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