Bohener: ‘So Be It’ if GOP Policies Cause Job Losses
February 16, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)— Remember when a new crop of tea party Republicans were ushered into Congress pledging to focus on creating jobs? House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) chortled ad nauseum, “Where are the jobs?” Well, since taking over the House in November, Boehner and his crew have completely forgotten about their pledge to create jobs. Instead, House Republicans have waged vile culture wars against abortion rights and have carried out a series of stunt bills, including the repeal of “ObamaCare,” that have no chance of becoming enacted into law. In other words, Republicans under Boehner’s leadership have quickly turned the U.S. House of Representatives into a three ring circus, complete with a right-wing freak show. Now, Boehner has completely dispensed with the charade that he cares about putting Americans back to work. When announcing a series of draconian cuts to federal agencies, Boehner, responding to the criticism that as a result, thousands of workers would lose their jobs during a recession, he said eh, who cares. “We’re broke,” he declared. Hey Speaker Boehner, Where are the jobs?
“If House Republicans succeed in cutting tens of billions of dollars in discretionary spending over the next six months, some of the most immediate victims will be federal employees, many of whose jobs will be slashed as their agencies pare back.”
“At a press conference in the lobby of RNC headquarters Tuesday morning, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) shrugged this off as collateral damage.”
“In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs,” Boehner said. “If some of those jobs are lost so be it. We’re broke.”
“So be it?” Really Speaker Boehner?
And about his unsupported claim that the Obama administration created 200,000 new federal jobs; it’s a big fat lie, according to PolitiFact.
It’s amazing, isn’t it? Boehner goes from barking “Where’s the jobs?” to proposing policies that purposely throw more Americans out of work. It’s been quite the transformation.
Boehner may very well go down in history, as one of the weakest House Speakers in recent memory.
Photo Source: Wikimedia/Keith Allison/John Boehner, AT&T National golf tournament, July 2009/Creative Commons Attribution.