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If spending cuts kill jobs, ‘so be it’: Boehner

By Sahil Kapur
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 15:13 EDT
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WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Tuesday showed little concern for the federal job losses that could result from the GOP’s proposed spending cuts.

“In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. If some of those jobs are lost so be it. We’re broke,” Boehner told reporters, according to Talking Points Memo.

“The biggest danger to our country is if we do not act,” the speaker added. “The status quo is shackling the future for our kids and grandkids – that’s why we have to act.”

Republicans have proposed a slew of budget cuts worth $32 billion to a multitude of federal programs.

GOP lawmakers have long insisted that federal spending cuts and job growth go hand in hand, portraying heavy government spending as a prime cause of the economic downturn.

“Where are the jobs?” was an oft-repeated slogan by Boehner during the 2010 midterm election cycle, as he and his colleagues attacked Democrats’ stimulus and other spending programs.

But Boehner’s remarks not only reveal that Republicans accept those two goals may be contradictory, they suggest that the GOP considers spending cuts a higher priority.

As the unemployment rate remains high at well above 9 percent, surveys consistently show that jobs are the top concern on voters minds.

President Barack Obama unveiled his budget this week, also calling for across-the-board cuts to various programs, receiving criticism from progressives and being dismissed as insufficient by Republicans.

 
 
 
 
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  • Anonymous

    What this drunk fails to understand is that tax cuts for the top 2% create far more debt than all of his spending cuts put together. They also fail to create even a single job. What a danger to America the Republican party has become. Disgusting.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KLF5SUA5RDYXG54WWF5SHMVRAI X

    Tax the millionaires and stop fighting wars.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3NVQSZZC5IM66JEOCSFJUV7FCE Jacques G

    Here’s how to cut the “Status quo”; cut Congress’s salaries by 50% and any raises in the future is by people’s vote. Take their pensions and PRIVATIZE them. Take them off paid healthcare and make them buy their own damn health insurance, or cut the federal contribution by 75 percent. Do like Gov Brown of California did, cut personal assigned vehicles off, no more of those for any legislator, pay their own parking. No Cell phones- they have to use their own. Fly commercial airlines. No junkets. Cut staff for legislators down by 50 percent. Legislators get paid only for the time they are actually working on bills. Any politicians who work for other entities like FUX News or lobbyist contributions are offset that amount paid deducted from their legislators’ salary. Plus all those tax breaks for the rich, corporate subsidies and loopholes closed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dorothy-Banks/100001470098554 Dorothy Banks

    Teabagger Republicans said they will have their complete deficit cuts in two months. If they don’t have it in two months, then maybe in two years. If not then, so be it. Teabaggers think they will be in control of government by 2012.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J4R2P2BMMM5JTCYWGEU4YW6UWQ Dago T

    I can’t WAIT for the day that cokesacker is unemployed.

    SO BE IT!

  • Anonymous

    And finally the truth comes out…

  • Anonymous

    exactly, this paid monkey cares little about the national debt.

  • otherjerseyguy

    Jacque G for President in 2012! Absolutely out of the box thinking that would flush corruption out of the Congress.

    All I would ad is to outlaw PAC’s funding political events or contributing to party/candidate election coffers.

  • Anonymous

    yeah but by then his shenanigans will have rewarded himself a nice retirement and severance. Which will give him more time to get drunk off Pink Zinfandel which is what he really desires.

    whereas the rest of the working class faces homelessness, poverty or worse when they lose their jobs.

  • Spire

    Republicans are dedicated to a 3rd World America.
    It’s in their blue blood.

  • Anonymous

    Boehner’s hysterical crap like, “The status quo is shackling the future for our kids and grandkids – that’s why we have to act.” appeals only to the despicable small minded Tea Party mob. They are frightened little people who too stupid to think beyond the right wing mantra that The Rich Must Pay No Taxes. If Boehner really is worried about his grand spawn he would consider the Clinton tax program that has been a proven debt buster. But Boehner would rather put Americans out of work, he would rather take pensions away from Americans and he especially wants to deprive Americans of health care so he can be rich. Because what Boehner especially does not want to do is to pay a penny towards helping his little orange grand bastards. The “status quo” that he is talking about is the Tea Baggers’ treasonous refusal to pay even a penny in tax to the American government.

  • Anonymous

    But yet they made sure that tax cuts for the rich went through, if they want to cut back on spending reverse the tax cuts.

  • Anonymous

    When you do these things you just make legislators even more corrupt. If you starve them then you are just motivating them to take more bribes. If you pay them like cashiers in a convenience store then you will get convenience store cashiers for lawmakers. Honest family people will shun politics because they will not be able to raise their families. Do you really want to be ruled by people who make minimum wage and can’t find a half decent good paying job?

    “Take their pensions and PRIVATIZE them” In other words take their pensions and hand them over to rich people so that they can be stolen. Why not just be honest and say “take their pensions away from them” because that is what you really meant.

  • Anonymous

    The conservatives don’t give a damn about jobs because they are all slavers at heart. Their capitalist bible preaches ownership of capital. In their eyes we are all human capital and they own us. If you support conservatives you are responsible for crimes against humanity. Civilization has been a nice goal throughout human history. But a human virus called conservatism is about the eradicate humanity and its quest for civilization.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Lee-Brown/1522418996 Thomas Lee Brown

    The Republican hypocrisy is physically painful. They talked about repealing the “job-killing” Affordable Care Act, but if their agenda kills jobs, it’s “so be it”?

    Words fail.

  • Anonymous

    This a**hole wasn’t worried when President Bush added to the federal work force. Just goes to show what a lying piece of sh*t he is.

    Power for power’s sake – that is a Republican and their stooges for you.

  • Anonymous

    Wow he is the libertarian hero

    Let the market decide! It can’t afford your damned jobs! Go shove it!

    Rand Paul should be pounding the table in satisfaction.

  • CozmicSeer

    I can think of one job we can save money on; his. Too bad we can’t do things like the old days or we’d tar and feather him and send him back to Ohio with a placard saying “Stop sending your crap to the Capitol. There’s already enough there.”

  • Anonymous

    –>”When you do these things you just make legislators even more corrupt. If you starve them then you are just motivating them to take more bribes.”

    $170k a year isn’t incentive enough not to take bribes? Maybe we’d get a better class of people if we paid less. $85k a year is hardly min wage. Besides, they all say they’re doing it for their country. Let them prove it.

    and it should be illegal for anyone in public service to vote themselves a pay raise.

  • Anonymous

    There you have it! The truth is out! The GOP doesn’t care about jobs, never did; never will, they don’t care about the middle class, never did; never will, the only people’s jobs that they care about are their own.

    Boehner is nothing but a lying drunk who used the cheap “where are the jobs” line to garner his own current job–he could give a damn less about anyone else’s.

    Anyone who votes for or supports any person with an R connected to their name, including either of the two Pauls, is completely delusional and should be treated for their psychological condition before being allowed to enter the voting booth.

  • Anonymous

    How can the legislators be more corrupt than they are now? These are professional politicians who don’t do the peoples business, they just work at getting themselves reelected so they can keep the perks….

    There is nothing wrong with trimming some of the entitlements these legislators have greedily given themselves….

  • piltdown

    He knows it. He just doesn’t care.

  • Anonymous

    If boner and his buds in congress don’t produce jobs with their draconian cuts, in this next cycle, he will be out of one hisslef.

    and hey, what about those tax cuts? I thought they were supposed to stimulate the rich to create jobs?
    what a bunch of hooey.

  • Anonymous

    For 8 years that SOB Boner did not yell once about any of the Shrub’s negative budgets or supplemental authorizations for those God damned wars which is the reason we have the deficit that we have now. Now all of a sudden Boner- Cantor and company are all charged up about the deficit…….. I ask you boys and girls just what the hell is wrong with this picture????? I have my problems with Clinton, NAFTA, GAT and his policies on trade and support of big business but God damn it he DID leave behind a projected budget surplus that the Rethuglican A$$holes pissed away in the first budget in 2001.

    It doesn’t say much that those now in leadership in the Congress have such short memories. I’m a senior citizen and if I had the mental problems of a majority of Rethuglicans I would be seeking professional HELP.

  • piltdown

    Actually, I like the way the French did it. With guillotines.

  • Anonymous

    Want more jobs? Just tell the Chinese we’re only going to import as much from them as they do from us. You’ll see the jobs.

    Trade is fine, but trade goods for goods, not their goods for our debt. That only benefits those who control capital, not the society as a whole.

  • Anonymous

    John Boehner on Free Trade:

    Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
    Voted NO on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
    Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
    Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
    Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
    Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
    Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
    Voted YES on ‘Fast Track’ authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)

  • Anonymous

    Well said! I would also cut any soft money contributions and hard money contributions. As a matter of honesty in government money, the political campaign contribution should be a mandatory 10.00 per tax payer, that money would then be pooled and distributed out evenly among all candidates, they could not get any more money from any source. They would then have to campaign on an equal playing field, just like the super socialist NFL.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M5FLH5JI4ZXJM422NAD6M5SS7U wc fields

    actually, he understands that perfectly well. he just doesn’t care. this quote just epitomizes their attitude; “so be it”.
    as long as the rich get and keep theirs, “so be it”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M5FLH5JI4ZXJM422NAD6M5SS7U wc fields

    sounds good. let me know when pigs can fly!
    the first step needs to be publicly financed campaigns. that is issue numero uno. everything else is a loophole waiting to be found. even mister “hope and change” obama is silent on that one. it’s all a sham. w.w.e. in suits.

  • Anonymous

    Pink Zinfandel! LOL – I love it, I will forever connect boner with pink wine!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PSKROFVS7E4PVTI2CEPLFWEJII John

    This fool is an insane alcohol addict. He is just one of the insane people that hold our lives in the palms of their hands.

    He is a slobbering drunk Yahoo that believes in an invisible sky fairy and he has a lot of power.

    Will that help you sleep better tonight?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EHJJXSTSSOCXLTSQBUVIDYUF7M Dave

    Yeah nobody cares about losing jobs.

    Brilliant Boner. Just brilliant. Ever hear the phrase “It’s the economy stupid” ? The lack of jobs is still the number one issue today and this dweeb acts like he can retreat into his right wing alternative universe and that issue will just disappear

    When you look at the humiliating defeats repubs went through cause they didn’t give a crap about job creation (1992, 2006, 2008) you can only hope Boner doesn’t change.

  • Anonymous

    He understands that.
    He’s good with it.
    What you don’t understand is that he really doesn’t care about the Little People. They can starve as far as he’s concerned.

  • Guest

    WE THE PEOPLE have the power to create a change, to create a turn about in economic deceit, to, yes, MAKE A DIFFERENCE! How? By orga-fucking-nizing against the “haves”. By boycotting what harms us and makes them richer. By taking the tough road for a while–sacrificing–so in the end CHANGE MUST HAPPEN!!! Dammit! If Egypt can organize and make change happen, why the fuck can’t we?!

    Actually, I have an answer: LAZINESS AND FEAR!!! GET OVER IT!!!

  • Anonymous

    There is nothing left to say…

  • Anonymous

    I have lost all patience with the damn republicans and their President Obama. We get the point…..none of you greedy jackasses care about America or anyone who isn’t rich. You don’t care about jobs? You refuse to rescind the damn bush tax cuts to the rich, which by the way, has never created one job and turned around and want to do in medicare, social security, health care, help for the poor’s heating bills, aid for student loans and Obama has the audacity to tell us we have make sacrifices! HEY! OBAMA! WHEN ARE THE RICH GOING TO MAKE SACRIFICES????????? You and bone head are nothing but shills for the military/industrial complex! This country runs off the backs of the middle class. If you have no middle class you will have a country destroyed! Destroyed by the greed and short sightedness of the people in power!!!! Obama you had the chance to do so much good and you chose to go down the same road bush did! I thought you were smarter than that, I guess I was wrong!

  • http://www.bobcatarts.com/ Robert Gandy

    Let me translate his position for those confused: “I only want you to create jobs that don’t burden employers with socialist trappings like “living wage” or “health insurance” or “retirement” which these evil federal jobs all have.”

  • Anonymous

    I read somewhere that he loves wine the most (he frequents lobbyist merlot parties— seriously), and I know deep down he’s a piece of white trash from ohio so he equates ‘zin’ as class.

    I know this because I was born and raised in Ohio, but had the ‘class’ to get the F out as soon as I could.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J2BKVG44GLNRGIAYKD7UO4O27E Arthur Young

    That is the bottom line, the members of the GOP are the foot soldiers, if one falls….they send another in. But even more frightening are the loyalists and people who accept the whole package sold by these monsters as solid Amerikkkan values , no questions at all.

  • ProgressiveInNewYork

    It’s time to start re-calls. If your state doesn’t have one, get one. Create enough stink to get the bastards (& bitches) out. Take the gloves off. The media will not help you, we have to do it ourselves.

  • Snertly

    Now that the Republicans have protected the wealthiest two percent of the country from the horrors of tax increases, it’s devil take the hindmost for the rest of us.

  • Anonymous

    …And to think that the hard working people of this country will be providing a huge pension and expensive health care benefits for Boehner and his ilk when they are ready to cash out. The guy is utterly contemptible.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EHJJXSTSSOCXLTSQBUVIDYUF7M Dave

    Hey Boner if we’re broke like you say we are i guess we won’t be wasting any more money on the military.

    When it comes to the military repubs can always make money magically appear.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2NPRPRYZC3RF424Y4G4NKPY3FM Anya O

    Here we go again with the completely illogical, backward thinking from Repubs. Cut funding to Planned Parenthood because of abortion, yet cuts in funding would create more abortions. Cut spending and kill jobs, even though people need jobs to compensate for the cuts proposed on welfare programs. WTF??? Who the eff keeps voting these retards into office?

  • Anonymous

    “Wer’re broke” ?????? Hey jackass …we had enough money to give all the rich a tax break the country could not afford …… ELIMINATE ALL TAX BREAKS ………. SO BE IT !!!!!!!!!!

    is the Bawling Buckeye talking about class warfare ????

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6SRHE4DGXV6AIXDSTVU75ONUTM Wendy

    My question is this: where were all these deficit hawks in all of their urgency when their boy W was spending hand-over-fist? I am by no means an Obama fan but this crap gets old.

    And the “so be it” remark says it all. Perhaps some of the government employees we get rid of should be legislators, starting with overpaid hacks like Boner,oops, I mean Boehner. I wonder how nonchalant they’d be about it then…

  • Anonymous

    I like the thought of the Boner being out of a job. Cantor too. Unfortunately the rich bastards that he has in his back pocket of will spend so much money to get him re-elected that they’ll convince the poor bastards that have been laid off, or their jobs or outsourced to China will vote for him again. We can thank “Citizens United” for that bit of BS.

  • http://twitter.com/btmfdrsheaven rebecca meritt

    Alex Pareene of Salon called him “a sorta orange conduit through which lobbyist money flows”. That to me is a nice way of saying he doesn’t have a job,he has a career, he’s a career criminal!

  • Anonymous

    Duh. Of course spending cuts kill jobs. Macro 101 shows that national spending equal national income. If the private domestic sector is saving and delevering (it is) and the country is a net importer (the US is), then unless the government runs an deficit that offsets the leakage, the economy will contract, and unemployment will rise. This is not an assumption-based theory. It based on national accounting. The GOP plan will keep unemployment high, making it very difficult for the president to be re-elected. This is a cynical political move that screws over the American worker. What else is new?

  • Anonymous

    It’s not about jobs. Never was and never will be. There’s all kinds of jobs the government doesn’t permit – the selling of recreational drugs, prostitution, and other things considered to be moral vices. It’s just about power. On both sides of the aisle.

  • Guest

    “In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. If some of those jobs are lost so be it.”

    He may be an orange faced crybaby that’s wrong most of the time, but he’s absolutely right on this one.

    Why should these brand new positions be considered sacred? It was insane to add them in the first place. We’re broke.

    The government needs to shrink, with the military comprising the majority of the shrinkage. Shrink the military, the department of homeland security, the TSA. Many of these recently added 200,000 jobs fall into those three areas.

  • tsuki

    Wonder if it will cut any Chinese paper lobbying jobs?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    I hope to fuck this sticks to that slimy bastard. It’s about time those Nazis ran out of Teflon.

  • Anonymous

    The “boner” is about to “tip”:

    “Boehner’s affair reported by Nat.Enquirer & NY Times”

    Let’s watch the RIGHT trash the Enquirer although they BELIEVED them about John Edwards. Who DOESN’T believe this already about Boehner??? Remember Bob Livingston, Speaker of the House for about 4 minutes–he had to resign when his multiple affairs came to light. Stay tuned.

    http://messageboards.aol.com/aol/en_us/articles.php?boardId=38496&articleId=18573012&func=6&channel=News&filterRead=false&filterHidden=true&filterUnhidden=false

    National Enquirer Claims John Boehner Had Affairs

    http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2011/02/09/national-enquirer-claims-john-boehner-had-affairs

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    Nothing can be done about this as long as the current political system remains in place.

  • otherjerseyguy

    These politician­s need to remember the story of the goose that laid the golden eggs. Kill the goose and no more golden eggs.

    The middle class is dying for need of jobs that pay a living wage and all These politician­s can think of is cutting deeper and deeper for “golden eggs” until the middle class and the poor are dead financiall­y. Financial death brings a decades long Depression­, trillions of lost tax revenue, and the rapid decline of the United States.

  • Anonymous

    Imagine if there were a demonstration with those ideas on signs?We could start creating the issues for once.

  • Anonymous

    They should have to sacrifice as much as the people.

  • Anonymous

    Mana from heaven. Maybe their really is a god. You made my day Denny.

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    fuck-face, cry-baby needs to lose HIS job!…I’m so sick of this douche bag and his ilk…

  • Guest

    The Orange One is also quite happy with raising the retirement age to about 69 and cutting benefits. Have fun with that, all you young pampered people who don’t think you’re ever gonna be in a tight spot! Just keep supporting these cannibals! I hope you realize you could wind up homeless if you vote for these bastards.

  • Lincoln Paradox

    It’s more than that. The GOP would put us further into depression if it meant a Presidential victory in 2012.

  • Anonymous

    Just so I know, could you define the “Have’s”?

  • ghostof911

    In addition, prosecute the war criminals and seize all their assets, both onshore and offshore. That will be enough to pay off the national debt AND to put people back to work.

  • ghostof911

    It’s not just that his dipping his stick in some strange, he’s sleeping with a lobbyist for the printing industry, working in Washington to influence policy favorable to her industry. While Boehner is sleeping with Lyons, paper workers in Ohio are losing jobs while the paper industry conducts trade with China.

    “Lisbeth Lyons is the Vice President, Government Affairs for the Printing Industries of America. She is responsible for providing direct advocacy before Congress and the Administration on key industry legislative initiatives, as well as for the strategic direction of the organization’s grassroots and external outreach activities.”

    http://www.examiner.com/democrat-in-national/scandal-john-boehner-lisbeth-lyons-affair#ixzz1E57kNJKp

  • Anonymous

    Denny I have NO doubt that the a$$hole Boner has had the affairs reported by the National Enquirer but I remember when the Rethuglican Senator from LA was caught with his pants down the Rethugs in the Senate gave him a standing ovation. Those A$$hole Retuglicans HAVE NO SHAME.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3ETFGMQ3B7VD4AAMILBBEVMCWE JasonA

    And not one cent cut from the wildly inflated defense budget. Hang this prick and his stooges.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3ETFGMQ3B7VD4AAMILBBEVMCWE JasonA

    good dog, you get a bone as a reward.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3ETFGMQ3B7VD4AAMILBBEVMCWE JasonA

    They do this because they are ON THE TAKE form corporations. This allows the Congress to thumb its nose at the electorate. And shows what real contempt these criminals have for the middle class.

  • Anonymous

    Pity spending cuts won’t kill HIS job.

  • Anonymous

    No. tax cuts don’t create debt. Tax cuts are just revenue that will never be collected.

  • Guest

    I can’t agree with you any more strongly on the public campaign financing, wc. That seems to me to be at the very root of the problem.

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to describe Boner with just one word: asshole! Oh, wait a minute; let’s modify that noun with: whining, crybaby, wino, Max Factor pancake makeup/tanning parlor junkie. In a little while, we’re probably going to find out he’s an adulterer, too.

    Let the scandals begin!

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    i would prefer his resignation…

  • Anonymous

    I say we start with his job!

  • Anonymous

    how bout we kill that cocksucker boners job?????? fucking boner!

  • Anonymous

    hope the tanning beds give this cocksucker cancer! no one deserves it more, fuckin boner!

  • Anonymous

    I know that murder is wrong, but I sure as hell don’t want to be lectured about it by Jeffrey Dahmer. Or by Status Quoehner.

  • Anonymous

    lets just put a lock on boners tanning bed, while hes in it, crank the fucker up and watch him fry!!! oh joy~

  • Guest

    The uber-rich: CEO’S; politicians; corporate execs; Celebrities; professional athletes; BILLIONAIRES. Figure it out….

  • Anonymous

    boner only cares about thurston and lovey types, worthless fuck, tanning beds,golf courses and cocktails, what a grand life it must be, being a boner!

  • Guest

    It’s no surprise that in a society in which Fox news can call a lens flare one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse that so many people also still buy into the mythology of trickle-down, supply-side economics. That disastrous economic superstition is destroying us.

  • Ron

    Didn’t he used to say the government never created one single job? Now he says it does create jobs, but he doesn’t care if those jobs go away. I guess we can’t credit anything he says. Who knew?

  • Anonymous

    Did he use a condom? Can he be extradited to Sweden?

  • Ron

    I have an idea. Let’s make it so nobody can get re-elected.

  • Anonymous

    The way I read it, he is saying we are broke and can’t afford to employ people. But out of the other side of his mouth, by way of voting, he is saying that taxes must be cut. Does he not realize that the Government must take in money (called taxes) in order to function. I say the first job cut is John Boehner’s. They are paying more out to him than they are some pencil pusher. It only makes since to cut out the biggest expenditures right?

  • lilyannerose

    The GOP the Party of Lemmings!

  • Anonymous

    It’s time for the unemployed to lead the revolution to overthrow our corrupt corporations and government and to be backed up by what’s left of the middle class. What happened in Egypt can’t happen here soon enough.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FGXCARS3WJKDWGGWBSOKAPH5RQ Dennis

    Exactly. The rich parasites Boner represents are eating our economy out and will destroy it. They don’t produce anything except scams to rip off those of us who make an honest living and pay our taxes without bitching about it. It’s OK though because once we’re all out on the street poor as f%#k we’ll start to organize and go all Egypt on their ass!

  • Anonymous

    Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t on that list. We are doing quite well, and I don’t want to see working class people invading my town just because we worked hard and followed the “American dream”.

    But, I think you are right, between laziness, fear, and just plain obesity, our government and the monied establishments that actually control it have nothing to fear.

  • Anonymous

    How about we raise taxes, get rid of tax cuts, and cut spending to the military by half? This would more than solve all of our money woes in no time flat. But god forbid we talk about raising taxes or cut military spending; obviously we need more toys to blow up things with.

  • Rabid_Liberal

    Fucking hypocrite! Boner says they have to get rid of the “Job killing health care bill”, but if spending cuts kill jobs it’s ok. Wow! Just fucking wow!

  • http://twitter.com/Rteefact Rteefact

    Thats great kill jobs, haven’t the GOP done enough already…Hey Boner where are the jobs you promised?

  • Anonymous

    You might include in your list getting us out of those fucking useless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Otherwise I think you are totally on track.

  • cannotvote

    I think this guy wants a revolution! He’ll likely be the first up against the wall, maybe he doesn’t realise that. So stupid, so sad.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think he fails to understand. He fails to give a shit. George Bush didn’t care about black people(Kanye West). The Republican party doesn’t care about anyone who isn’t rich. it pays lip service to other groups like the NRA or Pro Life groups, but it really doesn’t care. it cares about the rich.

  • Anonymous

    Even that is optional, so long as the rich are taken care of.

  • Anonymous

    I wish I could get a job kicking the orange cry baby in the nuts. And this moving to the center is total bullshit. It just makes the Right Wingers move to even more extreme positions. How about just standing up and fighting for good American Democratic values?

  • Anonymous

    Let Crybaby Boehner cut his salary, benefits, budget and staff, then we’ll take him seriously. Until then, we know he’s just a fascist corporate whore.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M5FLH5JI4ZXJM422NAD6M5SS7U wc fields

    “so be it” is the republican version of “let them eat cake”. a shakespearean way of saying “let them go fuck themselves”.

  • http://twitter.com/MrEthiopian ed smith

    you bastard, we will not pay the tax on your tea too much longer.

    I’m a proud American.

  • Sarcasmo

    Well if the government doesn’t give people jobs, who will? They have to give people jobs, so that they can tax them, so that they can pay for government jobs.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t this the same guy who was screaming that he would stop the government if he doesn’t get tax cuts for the millionaires and billionaires? I think I see where this is going. Those unemployed kids in Cairo may have something here. Who says oligarchy’s aren’t as corrupt as dictators?

  • Anonymous

    So who is to pay taxes if people get fired? rich people? It will be a bigger burden for the government an unemployed person, think about it…benefits, health, retraining, will stop spending into local economy, foreclose, bankrupsy, credit cards, no taxes paid!!! vs a person who works that pay taxes, contributes to local economy, pay its mortgage, credit cards, local taxes, social security and stays out of prison. So is simple math… an emplyoyed individual creates a productive economy better than an unemployed person does, so where is the confusion here? Who will pay these taxes? they are oppose to rich people being taxed so i guess we will never get out of the debt if everyone gets fired!!!!

  • Anonymous

    thats right…tax the rich and stop sending billions to Egypt, Pakistan and Afghanistan. How much $$$$ we send in foreign aid? We jus have an embassy member under arrest in Pakistan for defending himself from being mug, a C17 confiscated in Argentina by the government that training their police….forget it!!! tire of sending my money to these clowns overseas so they can bash us and laugh about it in the mean time we are closing our schools here and firing our postal workers,fire fighters,police and teachers….

  • Anonymous

    Term limits..no more career politicians…would be a start.

  • Anonymous

    I note that congress critters DID get a COLA, a small one 1-2%, and staffs were enlarges and given raises of a substantial nature. meanwhile, there’s the rest of us.

  • DesertSun59

    “In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. If some of those jobs are lost so be it. We’re broke,” Boehner told reporters.

    Lies. If we’re broke, then cut defense spending.

  • Anonymous

    In China. Where he always meant for them to be.

  • Anonymous

    Why? Oh why oh? Did I ever leave Ohio? We are all asking that question? Plenty of vineyards fot the Boner!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Lee-Brown/1522418996 Thomas Lee Brown

    Except that he’s lying. Federal employee roles have actually gone DOWN since Obama took office.

    Look it up. All those jobs were created after 9/11 by the Bush folks.

    Here’s a hint: Whatever Republicans sy, it has a 90% CHANCE OF BEING A LIE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Lee-Brown/1522418996 Thomas Lee Brown

    Right. Let’s get rid of ALL taxes! That’d work, right? We could just borrow all the money to run America.

    Which would be DEBT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Lee-Brown/1522418996 Thomas Lee Brown

    You’ve bought the bullshit right-wing song and dance that ANYONE is interested in growing Government just to be growing it. Every job created by Government has a purpose. Bridge inspectors, farm consultants, park rangers, etc.

    And anyone who knows anyone with these jobs can tell you they’re not lavishly paid, although the benefits are good.

    And if you follow the right-wing ideology to its logical conclusion, what they’d really like is to bring back SLAVERY. They’d like the rich to get you to work for them for next to nothing, with no benefits, 100 hour weeks, no overtime, no compensation if you’re injured, etc.

    BELIEVE IT. They’re half-way there now.

  • Anonymous

    2011: THE YEAR OF PROTESTS, REVOLUTIONS, WALKOUTS!

    Breaking: Madison Schools Closed Due To Teacher Walk-Outs!

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/02/16/945368/-BREAKING:-Madison-Schools-Closed-Due-To-Teacher-Walk-Outs!

    and

    THOUSANDS PROTEST AGAINST WISCONSIN GOVERNOR ‘S PLAN TO ROLL BACK UNION RIGHTS!

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/02/thousands-protest-wisconsin-governors-plan-to-roll-back-union-rights.php?ref=fpb

    (The Beginning of People Not Taking GOP Cuts on the Poor & Working Class Anymore, While Extending Helping Hands to the Rich!)

    2011: THE YEAR OF PROTESTS, REVOLUTIONS, WALKOUTS!

    Breaking: Madison Schools Closed Due To Teacher Walk-Outs!

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/02/16/945368/-BREAKING:-Madison-Schools-Closed-Due-To-Teacher-Walk-Outs!

    and

    THOUSANDS PROTEST AGAINST WISCONSIN GOVERNOR ‘S PLAN TO ROLL BACK UNION RIGHTS!

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/02/thousands-protest-wisconsin-governors-plan-to-roll-back-union-rights.php?ref=fpb

    (The Beginning of People Not Taking GOP Cuts on the Poor & Working Class Anymore, While Extending Helping Hands to the Rich!)

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s about time that WE insist that our so called parasitic representatives in congress do their patriotic duty and start sacrificing for the good of the country.A good start would be a fifty percent paycut,and they would be forced to pay for their own healthcare for themselves,and their dependents.

  • Anonymous

    John Boehner is the monster that would not leave. He is more than willing to take 200,000 people out of the job market who input into our economy and throw them on the side. I would like to know why if we are broke is not forgoing his salary for the year. If 200,000 people have to lose theirs, there is no reason why he has to keep his.

    The people who voted for these totally un-American people should be awake by 2012. I say should be but I’m not holding out any hope for it

  • Don Corleone

    We’re broke? CUT THE FUCKING MILITARY BUDGET IN HALF. Pardon my Italian, but this is stunad.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    I have an idea: let’s kill Boner’s job.

  • Anonymous

    The minute they called for Tax cuts you should have known they had no desire to fix the problem. This weird mystical look back at Reagan and the way he did it…not realizing the man failed horribly..hell when did the economy finally start recovering under Reagan? When he left office and Bush I raised taxes.

  • Anonymous

    If you voted for a Republican last November, this is what you voted for. If you voted for an independent, this is what you voted for. If you did not vote last November, this is what you voted for.

  • Anonymous

    One sloshbag’s name comes to mind when it comes to someone who deserves to lose his job (without mentioning John Boehner’s name)

  • Anonymous

    I think our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are costing something like two billion dollars a week. Let’s pull out immediately. Meanwhile, Congress never declared war on these countries, as required by the Constitution, but conservatives only quote the Constitution when it serves their interest.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah! So be it!!
    Because Tan Man could give shit when he plays another round of golf while the unemployed suffer because of jerks like him. Corporate profits are up, nothing else matters to these chumps.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JRBJ4PCICLE2LKWF2USZSQWGG4 Jim

    Hello all. The NUMBER ONE job killers is the Federal Reserve’s Z.I.R.P. policy. Destroy capital formation, rape the the American Taxpayer and keep giving the banks blow-jobs. This is all the Chair-Satan knows.

  • Anonymous

    He doesn’t care. It doesn’t fit the GOP win at any cost for any reason “philosophy.”

    How many jobs will his district lose due to his cuts? He could destroy his own constituents rather quickly.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    And the more of the peasants that die off, the lower unemployment becomes.. the fewer people who need services.. the fewer people needing Social Security now and in the future, and a lower Medicare bill..

    Like Grayson said, the GOP “plan” is, die quick. That leaves that much more for the rich.. they want your stuff much more than they want you to live.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    $70 billion a year.. that more than saves those 200,000 jobs he’s crying about.

  • shineOnBlueMoon

    • What would happen if…

    On every piece of paper you sign, on every doorway, lampost, bumper, piece of mail….
    Where are the JOBS, Boehner!
    Where are the JOBS, Boehner!
    Where are the JOBS, Boehner!

    Make posters, stickers, sticky notes! Plaster it everywhere! Where are the jobs Boehner?!

    Make this go viral!

  • Anonymous

    Representative Tough Shit is back. He wants to leave his new tax cuts off the ledger, but we have not forgotten. This is very simple. He wants to cut programs that benefit the little people, to pay for his tax cuts for the rich. He makes clear what he thinks of the American people, the bar patrons where he used to work and we hope will again soon.

  • Anonymous

    Grayson articulated the Republican health plan. This is their jobs plan.

  • dk504

    Well Boner, why don’t you take a pay cut along with all your teabagging douche bag buddies in The House. And give up your platinum health care, all of you SOB’s. How much would that save us? All the Rep’s, all their families, all their staff and family, everyone working in the Congress has to take a pay cut back to 2000 and give up their healthcare. How much $$$$ ????? Fucking douchebag.

    WHERE ARE THE JOBS????????????????????????

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_USTC5E6P4FBMQRHXC2DBD2TOJE Jim C

    He understands that perfectly well , he just doesn’t care . He represents corporate interests , period , he’s their shill , what they want that’s what Boehner pushes . Does anyone really believe that these bozos don’t know it was their parties policies that got us into this mess ? Of course they do , that’s the idea , run the debt through the roof when they’re in office then yell and scream about it when the democrats are in . This is how they attack social programs and most of all the New Deal and Great Society programs . Just like Social Security , it has nothing to do with the deficit , but they keep relentlessly going after it anyway , they have a majority of Americans totally fooled , bewildered and dumbed down , after all , they now pretty much control the media , so only their version of reality gets aired , very dangerous , we may well be quite screwed and we let it happen , now we just keep voting them in , though the democrats are increasingly in the corporate fold also , like I said , we seem to be screwed . Oh , Boehners my ( gag ) representative , so I am well aware of what a POS that drunken sot is ., but we just keep voting him in anyway .

  • Anonymous

    Agreed. The dumbshits who don’t vote are saying that they don’t mind the current situation one bit.

  • Sarcasmo

    Wait, you forgot about the TSA army. But anyhow, I’m not conservative, but that’s how trolls attack me, if I say the government has gotten to big the libs say I’m racist, if I oppose the military occupations, neocons say I’m a godless hippie. Good luck finding your way out of the left-right paridigm haze, untill then you’ll be right where they want you, divided.

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