John Boehner the Bully

John Boehner the BullyBoehner the Bully

The President wants it, the American people want it, but “Mr. No” doesn’t want to offend his wealthy friends.

John Boehner, whose title is “Speaker of the House of Representatives”, though no one knows what he really does, vehemently said “no” Sunday to any form of increased federal revenue.

Let me correct your errant thinking Mr. Speaker.  We do not work to pay your salary and allow you to receive “perks” from your friends.  YOU work for US, or at least you should be.

Your inaction will eventually cause grief to those actually affected by automatic federal spending cuts.  You won’t feel any pain, but many of us will.

The Employment Development Department is reporting unemployed workers collecting federal extensions of unemployment benefits in California and across the nation could face at least a 10.7% cut in those weekly benefit amounts starting with weeks of unemployment beginning March 31, 2013.

That means that a check of 300 dollars a week will be reduced to approximately 270 dollars.

Could you live off that paltry sum?  I don’t think so.

Republicans claim the effects of the Sequester are exaggerated.  Well, they don’t really care either way, do they?  They don’t have to worry, and wait and see if they cause additional financial difficulty for working class America.

Boehner and the boys act as if they’re trying to lower their approval rating even farther.  There’s not much more room at the bottom.

Everyone is quoted as saying they are “disgusted” with continual bickering and posturing in Washington.  That’s everyone but Congress who is quite happy with the status quo.  Doing nothing means more time off for them to spend your tax dollars.

As Ben Stein, a staunch conservative, said on CBS Sunday Morning, “get back to work”.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

60 Responses to "John Boehner the Bully"

  1. Owen D. Tibbetts   March 3, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Who is this jerk, Turnage, who presumes to speak for me? I’m an American and I sure as hell don’t agree with Obama spending this country into bakruptcy. Obama wanted this sequester back in 2011 and threatened to veto any alternative bill sent him. This was just a ploy to get him through the 2012 election. Now he decides he doesn’t want the sequester and wants to add yet more taxes to the already overtaxed taxpayers who keep the economy alive and blame Republicans in the process. Just remember Obama’s background. He had no experience in governing. The only job he ever worked at before campaigning for President was that of “community organizer” — a polite term for rabble rouser. Rabble rousers always have to be victims and have to have adversaries, hence his continual need to make excuses and blame others for his failures. He is the worst president this country has ever had and the worst thing that has ever happened to this country.

  2. Merry Grant   March 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    So the wealthy want those receiving social security to have some of their benefits taken away. What about the billions(close to 1 trillion) that congress borrowed but never paid back and we are suppose to give even more???
    Medicare is not free. You have to pay for it. I pay for it plus another 300 a month for the extra 20% of doctor bills it does not pay.
    Take money children.. If you have a hungry child you go and rob someone who looks like they have money. You could be the next victim if you drive a nice car, live in a nice house.
    Cut defense?? Now more than ever do we need defense. We have the whole middle east angry at us and want to change the the way we live.. or kill us and go to paradise.. automatic ticket to 72 virgins.

  3. Buster   March 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    $270 per week is a paltry sum… so is $300! You’re not meant to “live off” either amount. Unemployment benefits are designed to be a stop-gap and encourage you to find another job, not be a substitute for a paycheck. It’s this kind of silly argument that distracts from the real issue. There is not enough incremental revenue out there to cover the hole – and we have already raised taxes and will likely close tax loopholes and limit deductions further. Much larger cuts are necessary and, yes, will be painful for all. But, there are no other long-term options. What the writer really needs to worry about is fixing the major fiscal issues we face over the next several decades. Otherwise, forget marginal unemployment benefit levels and learn to embrace systemic 10%+ unemployment and an uncompetitive, lackluster US economy that further decimates the revenue base.

  4. dillon   March 3, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I can’t believe this article was published. It reads as if it was written by an angry child pouting because they didn’t get their way. True journalism is dead.

  5. deffd   March 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    really? have you been living in your cocoon of self absorption? or, have you just come out of your cave? when was the last time you actually did something for someone else?

  6. Michael Bonham   March 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Watch out Greece, here we come!!

    This mess is Obama’s, he knew what the contract / agreement was but his EGO thought that he could change the rules at the last minute. His party controls the Senate and even they would not come through for him. After all, it’s only 2.4% for one year.

    Someone needs to stop this idiocy of federal government overspending.

    Obama cannot sit on the sidelines and then blame the Republicans. Continuous insults by Obama just means he will never get any help from the Republicans.

    Change your approach and you may succeed.

    • Southern Sanity   March 3, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      What a bunch of drivel! Nothing is free. You cannot spend what you don’t have and expect more taxes to take care of it. With thinking like Turnage has, I don’t see a future for this country. You bunch of freeking idiots!

      • lennys4   March 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm

        sounds like a bunch of repubs over dinner at the hiltion.

        • Stephen   March 3, 2013 at 10:35 pm

          Lenny, you’re so pithy!

          Can’t liberals ever saddle up with a logic and data-based argument to advance an adult position? And why would anyone dine at a Hilton?

          I’m a staunch conservative and I prefer a taco joint on the corner.

          Does your snide put-down mean you’re a liberal clinging to dead, unworkable redistribution ideas and can’t find a way to justify such a position? Ask Mr. Turnage what happened to the UK by the time the 1970s arrived after the Labor Party turned Britain into an entitlement state. The word “decay” comes to mind…

          Speaking of elitists…I believe Mitt Romney is spending time with his grandchildren while President Obama is golfing with multi-zillionaire Tiger Woods. Did Obama sleep in a Motel Six that recent vacation?

          Only a liberal could blind themselves to the desperate hunger for celebrity and unquestioning obediance their heroes of the proletariat so often exhibit in such a feckless way.

          See my older comment below.


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