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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 08:22 PM
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John Boehner is an asshole of epic proportions.....
from ThinkProgress:




Boehner: Treasurys Bailout Package Should Help Only Wall Street, Not Main Street

Congress and the administration are currently in negotiations over a $700 billion legislative package to relieve financial institutions of their bad mortgage-based assets. At issue is to what extent the package should also aid Americans facing foreclosures. We must insulate Main Street from Wall Street and keep people in their homes by reducing mortgage foreclosures, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

On ABCs This Week today, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) rejected relief for Main Street, labeling it simply partisan politics and saying that it doesnt need to be part of this package:

DODD: I think theres going to be a strong interest to deal with the Main Street aspects of this.

BOEHNER: But weve already dealt with that, when we passed the housing bill last summer. I didnt vote for it because of the $300 billion bailout for scam artists, and speculators, and others around the housing industry. But there are a lot of tools in there to help the Federal Housing Administration deal with the foreclosures problems thats out there. We need to rise above partisan politicsand deal with this as adults.


Boehner suggested giving Treasury Secretary Paulson the powers as quickly as possible. There are a lot of well-meaning, well-intentioned ideas out there, but they dont need to be part of this package, he said, referring to assistance for average working families. Watch it: http://thinkprogress.org/2008/09/21/boehner-main-street /


Boehner needs to wake up if he thinks help for Americans facing foreclosure is unnecessary because of last years housing bill. Foreclosure filings last month increased 27 percent compared to the same month a year ago. Homeless advocacy groups are reporting the most visible rise in homeless encampments in a generation in part because of rising foreclosures.

Direct relief for the middle-class and Americans struggling to stay in their homes should be a necessary part of the bailout package. Ed Paisely of the Center for American Progress explained:

The legislative package that moves rapidly through Congress to implement Paulsons new plan should also include expanded unemployment benefits and heating assistance for low-income families, increased food stamps, and assistance for states in providing health coverage to families in need during these difficult times. It would not be right if the rescue only rescues firms and not families.


President Bush also hinted at opposition to direct help for Main Street in a press conference yesterday, stating, I think most leaders would understand we need to get this done quicklythe cleaner the better.


http://thinkprogress.org/2008/09/21/boehner-main-street /



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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 08:23 PM
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1. We Ohioans don't call him "Boner" for nothing.
Edited on Sun Sep-21-08 08:24 PM by MercutioATC
The man is a tool.
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rusty charly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 08:24 PM
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2. Is or has.
Edited on Sun Sep-21-08 08:26 PM by rusty charly
This information will guide me reaction.

Another "bum's rush" from the Bushies. When will Congress tell them: "You shoulda thought about this before."
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 08:25 PM
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3. Name one republican that isn't a first-class asshole.
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rusty charly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 08:28 PM
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5. Noone McVacuumfunnel (R-Null)
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 08:26 PM
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4. boehner only bails out those that lobby him on a daily basis
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 08:30 PM
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6. Don't be mean, he might cry again
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 08:41 PM
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7. so if they passed this last summer, why are there still so many foreclosures!
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 08:50 PM
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8. John Boehner is a vile piece of human excrement.
I'm not surprised that the filthy bastard has no empathy for people struggling to keep their homes. Back in 2003, when his committee was working to reauthorize the bill which gives children with disabilities the right to a public education he was equally cruel and callous.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 09:14 PM
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9. To the freepers and their heroes, helping main street is
class warfare. This whole thing is telling about the repubs--they represent the rich and big business.
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