Dems Slam Boehner for Calling Financial Meltdown an ‘Ant’ (Video)

June 30, 2010

(ChattahBox)—The Democratic National Committee has quickly produced a video response to Congressman John Boehner’s (R-OH) controversial comments equating the financial meltdown to an insignificant ant. During an interview with the Tribune-Review, Boehner attacked the Wall Street reform bill, deeming it unnecessary. This is killing an ant with a nuclear weapon,” said Boehner. The DNC’s spot reminds Boehner on the difference between an ant and the worst economic meltdown since the Great depression.

The DNC’s statement accompanying the ad, attacks Boehner for being out of touch with the suffering of real Americans, while turning “a mountain into an ant-hill.” The Democrats plan to use Boehner’s callous statements during the mid-term elections to illustrate the policy differences between Republicans and Democrats:

“That John Boehner would minimize the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and all the pain, suffering and sacrifice that hard-working Americans endured as a result of Wall Street’s greed shows just how out-of-touch Republicans are with the lives of Main Street Americans. This fall’s elections will be a choice. A choice between a party who seeks to hold Wall Street accountable for the lives they ruined and the hardship they caused, a party which will put in place new rules and standards to ensure that we never again find ourselves on the brink of economic collapse – or – a party who believes that tougher rules and stricter standards for Wall Street are an overreaction, a party who would rather buddy-up to the banking lobby than stand-up for the families they represent.”

Boehner’s spokesperson, released a statement yesterday, trying to explain the Congressman’s remarks. “It’s clear Boehner is not minimizing the crisis America faced — he is pointing out that Washington Democrats have produced a bill that will actually kill more jobs and make the situation worse,” he said.

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