Last night I e-mailed John Boehner’s office

Unlike most others who have reacted strongly to this AP story . I recall that the same copy writers who reported the 38 billion figure are reporting the new one.

Rather than shout into the wind I sent a short e-mail to Boehner’s office mentioned the fights over the budget, my own posts and radio opinions concerning it and reminding them of the Tea Party people in Washington last September who unanimously declared that they didn’t trust republicans any more than they trusted democrats.

“Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a single hand went up, but people over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democrats they would be back to throw them out too. No wonder the GOP is scared of the tea party.

I am going to await a response before I comment further but this weekend when I have small business people who are likely going to be wanting answers because they are the people who have to try to stay in business under this nonsense.

If Boehner is throwing away the trust of the activists who got him that chair then the GOP will deserve all that they get from it.

It apparently takes more than a CBO report to defeat a bill. No sign yet on how the vote split.

Update 2: 59 republicans voted against but over 81 dems voted for it.