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Fri Sep 19, 2014, 12:24 PM

John Boehner Is Done Being Nice About The Unemployed

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner's Thursday lament that unemployed people think they can "just sit around" instead of working shows how much the political conversation about the economy has changed.

All year long, Democrats have bashed the Ohio Republican for his callous indifference to the plight of the long-term unemployed, who Democrats have insisted aren't lazy.

And in dozens of interviews with HuffPost, unemployed people themselves have said they resent any implication they're not trying to find jobs.

"The job market here is fierce, and when politicians refer to us as lazy and not willing to work, it's just like a slap in the face," Lisa Millard, an unemployed Las Vegas casino worker, told HuffPost in July.

More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/19/john-boehner-unemployment_n_5849742.html?1411141923

I think the leader, of the most useless house in the history of the country, has an irony problem. He actually accuses others of being lazy, while being on another vacation until a week after the election. WTF is that?


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Reply John Boehner Is Done Being Nice About The Unemployed (Original post)
abakan Sep 2014 OP
yeoman6987 Sep 2014 #1
Orsino Sep 2014 #7
yeoman6987 Sep 2014 #10
Amonester Sep 2014 #15
ck4829 Sep 2014 #2
TRoN33 Sep 2014 #3
Brigid Sep 2014 #4
Orsino Sep 2014 #5
The CCC Sep 2014 #6
Stuart G Sep 2014 #8
dickthegrouch Sep 2014 #9
fingrin Sep 2014 #11
WI_DEM Sep 2014 #12
valerief Sep 2014 #13
AZ Progressive Sep 2014 #14
AZ Progressive Sep 2014 #16

Response to abakan (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 12:35 PM

1. Our country is in trouble

 

When they believe that when Congress is not in session they are on vacation. They are back in their district where they belong. Republicans used to say the same thing during House Leader Pelosi's time. Both wrong and uninformed. Same folks who can't name a branch of our government. We are so doomed!

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 02:35 PM

7. Back in their districts, where they belong?

They only belong there as long as it takes them to learn of substantive issues. If they ever came back to Washington with real bills, and passed them, I'd agree that these recesses were a vital part of a functioning democracy.

But they don't. For a party trapped by its dogma, recesses are just opportunities to dund-raise more shamelessly.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 03:02 PM

10. Be careful

 

They have passed tons of bills and the Senate stopped them from being voted on. I don't want them in session if they aren't going to pass bills that help the American public.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 03:32 PM

15. You'll only find him a guest at his local country-club bar...

under some undefinite table (or worse).

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 12:52 PM

2. Complains about unemployed people not working, does not support legislation cutting vicious circles

Such as regulating usage of credit history for hiring, ads telling the unemployed to not even apply, or supporting an employer of last resort (Such as a new CCC).

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 02:14 PM

3. Newest slogan for Republicans;

 

To Live and To Die for Irony!

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 02:16 PM

4. And Congress is on yet another vacation, right?

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 02:30 PM

5. Where are the jobs, Mr. Speaker?

Where did you bury them?

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 02:34 PM

6. John Boehner Is Done Being Nice About The Unemployed

At least when Congress isn't in session they aren't messing up things more than they already are.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 02:39 PM

8. He is now, finally, a truth teller...

He and his ilk hate the poor and underemployed and unemployed. He hates and that is the truth.

Let us get out the vote, and show him what he really is. The arrogance of this statement is disgusting

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 02:58 PM

9. Make him unemployed!

See how he likes going in to a black hole of non-responses to hundreds of applications.

The only thing I've been able to mooch off for the last 8 months is my own savings. Thankfully I had more than 3 month cushion but it is rapidly looking very thin.

If I don't get a job by Nov 1st I'm in serious trouble.

Thanks a lot Boner.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 03:05 PM

11. New Zealand

Goes to the polls today in the most important election in decades. At stake is the current right wing party getting re elected for a 3rd term.
The party of bashing the poor. There is a serious debate here about child poverty and the income gap where our current leaders have refused to sit down with opposition parties to discuss poverty.
Kind of ironic that the PM and 1 other minister is hell bent on destroying the welfare system even though it was there to support them and got them to where they are today.
The PM loves to remind us how his mother raised him on welfare and what a success he is, but forgets to mention he made his millions on wall street as a speculator.
The corruption in this government is astounding from the minister of Justice resigning for leaking information to a right wing blogger to attack the opposition, to the PMs lies about promoting his friends to key positions, spying and the true state of the economy. He proudly states how he got us through the GFC with a "Surplus" but fails to mention we are at record debt because he borrowed 80 billion.
Employment is "Down" but the number of people getting kicked of benefits are up.
The law society has gone to the UN about undemocratic laws passed.
Tax cuts for the rich, What a surprise.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 03:10 PM

12. Now why can't the dems make an ad of his comments

and remind people that this is what your going to keep getting if you vote Republican?

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 03:20 PM

13. From someone who spends most of his job on vacation. nt

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 03:26 PM

14. Kicking people when their down is really manly, huh John Boehner?

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 03:34 PM

16. You know, it's easier making money when you are a sociopath or immoral

You don't even have to worry about making money legitimately, there's lots of money to be made drug dealing and scamming and heck, nowadays you get paid just for posting opinions online that benefit clients (who tend to be corporations and countries like Israel.)

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