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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:42 PM

John Boehner: Obama using troops as ‘props’ on sequester

House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama of using soldiers as props as he campaigns around the country to blunt the automatic spending cuts to the Pentagon that take hold on Friday.

“The president says we have to have another tax increase in order to avoid the sequester,” Boehner told reporters Monday. “Well, Mr. President, you got your tax increase. It’s time to cut spending here in Washington. Instead of using our military men and women as campaign props, if the president was serious, he would sit down with (Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid and begin to address our problems. The House has acted twice. We shouldn’t have to act a third time before the Senate begins to do their work.”

Boehner said he did not know how many jobs would be lost if the cuts begin as scheduled March 1.

“If we don’t solve the spending problem here in Washington there will be tens of millions of jobs in the future that wont happen because of the debt load that’s being laid on the back of our kids and our grandkids,” Boehner said. “I came here to save the American dream for my kids and yours. This debt problem and the president’s addiction to spending is threatening our future.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/boehner-obama-using-troops-as-props-on-sequester-88049.html

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Redfairen Feb 2013 OP
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #1
Wait Wut Feb 2013 #2
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #3
stillcool Feb 2013 #4
MuttLikeMe Feb 2013 #5
Rosa Luxemburg Feb 2013 #6
Tagish_Charlie Feb 2013 #7
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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:46 PM

1. Oh wow, really? Reagan is the one who started using props such as troops.

 

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:52 PM

2. Omg...so true.

Instead he should put on a flight suit and pose in front of an aircraft carrier. Be sure to put one of those awesome yellow ribbon magnets on it to show how much you 'Support Our Troops'.

Idiots. Hypocritical, smelly morons.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:08 PM

3. Oh John, just shut the hell up. You're an ass...n/t

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:17 PM

4. poor John...

He seems to be trying with all his might to make this about the President. I'm not sure about where it is he saw soldiers being used as props. Just because Republicans do it, doesn't necessarily mean Democrats do it.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:23 PM

5. but GWB using troops for Mission Accomplished brag is ok?

Right.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:59 PM

6. Boehner's last stand

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:04 PM

7. Boehner needs to go play on a freeway

 

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:29 PM

8. Fuck you Bonner! You orange alcoholic bastard!

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