In an interview with CBS’ Scott Pelley on Tuesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner was asked if it was his job to lead Congress in finding solutions to our budget problems. He said: “We elect a President to lead us.”
We don’t know what his job is. He doesn’t do anything except whine to the press that he isn’t getting his way.
He called it “outrageous” that the Department of Homeland Security released illegal immigrants being held in detention.
“This is very hard for me to believe that they can’t find cuts elsewhere in their agency. I frankly think this is outrageous and I’m looking for more facts but I can’t believe that they can’t find the kind of savings they need out of the department short of letting criminals go free,” Boehner told CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley on Tuesday.
“I think that the administration is trying to play games — play games with the American people, scare the American people. This is not, this is not leadership,” Boehner said
“You just accused the White House of fear mongering,” Pelley replied.
“They’re out there making a lot of noise. What they really ought to be doing is coming up to the Hill and working with the Senate Democrats to pass a bill that can replace the sequester and begin a deal with our long-term spending problem,” he said.
House Republicans refuse to negotiate details of the “sequester”. In two days 85 billion dollars in spending cuts will take affect over a seven month period. There is no avoiding it if the parties won’t talk to each other. And they will affect everyone in some manner.
Like all Americans, I’m fed up with our decimated government. Congress is a non-functioning group of men and women who are taking wages and receiving unworthy benefits, and not working for my best interests. But, why should they care? They are not like us. They don’t have to work for a living, and struggle to make the mortgage payment every month. They don’t have to worry that if a family member is struck down with a serious illness, or is involved in a serious accident that they may have to declare bankruptcy to pay the medical bills
I’m tired of seeing their faces on television, but where else would we find them?
Columnist-The Guardian Express