"Now that women can serve in combat that leaves the only group that apparently can’t serve in war is neo-cons."
John Boehner is bad at his job (and Rachel Maddow does a really good job of explaining why).
JOHN BOEHNER YESTERDAY: “This election is going to be a referendum on the president’s economic policies. They’ve not only not helped the economy, they’ve actually made it worse. When you look at his higher taxes, his refusal to deal with the debt, the regulatory regime here in Washington out of control, they’ve scared every businessperson and investor in America.” Speaker Boehner has an odd definition of “worse.” While Boehner talks about Obama’s “higher taxes,” Obama has actually cut taxes. While Boehner said Obama has refused to deal with the debt, Obama offered Boehner a $4 trillion debt-reduction plan that Republicans rejected. While Boehner frets over a “regulatory regime,” Obama has actually created fewer regulations than his Republican predecessor. And then there’s the notion that Obama made the economy “worse.”… [Time for Boehner to update his talking points]
Time for the GOP to stop out-right telling lies and not getting call out for it at all in most of the main stream media.
Facts don’t lie, but Republicans do.
Today, President Obama stood on the Brent Spence Bridge that connects Ohio to Kentucky and spoke about how the American Jobs Act could help rebuild that bridge and thousands like it, and put construction workers and manufacturers back to work.
It has been exactly two weeks since President Obama proposed the American Jobs Act — a fully paid-for plan made up of ideas that both parties have endorsed in the past and ought to be able to get behind now. A wide majority of Americans who have heard about the Jobs Act want to see it passed right away.
But Congress has yet to take any action on it whatsoever.
There’s no excuse for any more delays. The President is out there taking this plan straight to the American people. It’s on us to help put the pressure on Congress.
House Speaker John Boehner — who will be leading the Republicans in negotiations — needs to hear what Americans like you think.
Call Speaker Boehner’s office now at (202) 225-0600 — tell him not to let politics get in the way of creating jobs, and ask him to help make sure Congress passes the American Jobs Act.
Obama for America
GOP Leaders Write Unprecedented Letter Urging The Federal Reserve To Keep Unemployment High | ThinkProgress
In a move without precedent in the modern era, Republican congressional leaders including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz) have penned a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke urging him not to take any steps to help the economy.
If I lived in a city, I would be printing copies of this to leave around unemployment offices, on random bus seats, in laundry mats - places where folks who may not pay that close attention to politics, but who are hurting might find and read it. The regular news programs people are more likely to watch than the 24 hour news programs we junkies follow, probably won’t cover this.
Two sentence from House Speaker John Boehner’s jobs speech today:
“If we want to create a better environment for job creation, politicians of all stripes can leave the ‘my way or the highway’ philosophy behind.”
“Tax increases, however, are not a viable option for the Joint Committee.”
The Orange Man likes to say one thing, and do the exact opposite. Complete nonsense. Not interested in America, only his party.
(Source: politicalwire.com, via sarahlee310)
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress:
“American families and small businesses are hurting, and they are looking for the White House and Congress to seek common ground and work together to help get our economy back on track. Republicans have laid out a blueprint for economic growth and job creation – our Plan for America’s Job Creators – that focuses on one thing: removing government barriers to private-sector job growth.
“The proposals the President outlined tonight merit consideration. We hope he gives serious consideration to our ideas as well. It’s my hope that we can work together to end the uncertainty facing families and small businesses, and create a better environment for long-term economic growth and private-sector job creation.”
Statement by Speaker Boehner on President Obama’s Joint Address to Congress (via Speaker.gov)
In other words, he is saying that the House and Senate Republicans will vote down the American Jobs Act, regardless of whether they actually agree with it or not.
And people are seriously considering giving the Republicans the trigger of nuclear weapons and armed forces again? Please, for the love of Pete, don’t vote for any of these crazies.
-Drew, Concerned American
^^^ reblogging for the commentary
Recall All Republicans 2012.