Posts tagged John Boehner
Posts tagged John Boehner
Then Boehner called women “females” and I yelled at the TV, “THAT MIGHT BE PART OF YOUR PROBLEM DOUCHECANOE!”
I automatically distrust anyone who refers to women as “females”, like we’re another goddamn species.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said Monday that the House would not accept a “clean” continuing resolution to fund the government — a bill without language defunding or delaying Obamacare already passed by the Senate — making the prospect of a shutdown almost certain to transpire come midnight. “That’s not going to happen,” Boehner told a reporter at a press conference on Capitol Hill. The Senate rejected the House GOP’s amendments to a government funding bill by a party line vote earlier Monday. House Republicans are now moving to pass a bill funding the government that would also delay the law’s individual mandate and cancel health-insurance subsidies for members of Congress. Senate Democrats have already said this measure, too, would be a non-starter, and it remains to be seen whether the most conservative members of the Republican conference would even support it. Boehner, however, sounded an optimistic note. “We’re confident that this issue will pass,” he added. As Republicans sought a way forward Monday afternoon, House Democrats piled on, offering to provide Boehner the necessary votes to pass a continuing resolution that maintained across-the-board sequestration budget cuts so long as it excluded the Affordable Care Act.
tl;dr: Republicans will shoot the hostage, and they want us to be okay with that.
In what would be a dramatic change of course, House Republican leaders are considering a strategy of risking a government shutdown at the end of this month if Obamacare isn’t defunded.
Seriously? The 40+ symbolic votes to repeal it — at a cost to taxpayers of nearly $1.75 million each time — just weren’t enough. And now, in hopes of attaching it to a must pass bill, conservative Republicans are squealing with delight at imaging the blame they can place on Democrats for either voting to shut down the government by voting against a repeal. However, others are speculating that it’s Boehner caving to the tea party caucus and kicking the can to the Senate, where it has no chance of passing.
Either way, it’s more of the same — the House is playing chicken with a government shutdown that has very real consequences. On the 37th repeal vote, Boehner justified it by stating, ““We’ve got 70 new members who have not had an opportunity to vote on the President’s health care bill.” By that logic, there’s over 300 members of the House who didn’t get a chance to vote on the original Civil Rights Act of 1964. Is he going to hold a vote on that?
Actually, don’t answer that. I don’t want to give them any ideas. This is not a party of ideas or solutions. This is a party given to tantrums and hostage taking.
Meanwhile, as House Republicans prepare to
set another million bucks or so on fire vote on the Obamacare repeal yet again, millions of Americans are losing income and vital services daily because of the sequester they pushed for and quickly disowned.
Oh my jeebus, this is perfect.
I do believe he just called anyone who’s not successful a loser. Exactly what is your definition of success? Those in the top 20%? The top 1%? Those not benefiting from government programs?
If the last point is the case, I’d like to introduce John Boehner to one of the biggest welfare queens in existence:
Meet Willard Mitt “Mittens” Romney. He’s used government programs and loopholes to reduce his taxes for years.
But that’s okay, right? Because at least he’s NOT POOR! What losers. Side note: You just know Boehner spells it “loosers” </sarcasm>
Mitch McConnell kind of looks like a nerdy turtle.