Monday, July 22, 2013

Out of Touch

If you need any evidence of the ignorance, and the dysfunction of the Republican controlled House of Representatives, you only need to listen or read the latest from the Speaker of the House John Boehner.

CBS News:

....SCHIEFFER: Any way you cut it, and whoever's fault it is, you have presided over what it perhaps the least-productive and certainly one of the least popular congresses in history. How do you feel about that?

BOEHNER: Well, Bob, we should not be judged on how many new laws we create. We ought to be judged on how many laws that we repeal. We've got more laws than the administration could ever enforce. And so we don't do commemorative bills on the floor. We don't do all that nonsense. We deal with what the American people want us to deal with. Unpopular? Yes. Why? We're in a divided government. We're fighting for what we believe in. Sometimes, you know, the American people don't like this mess....

Boehner is clearly the worst Speaker of the House ever. Boehner and his Republicans have been unable and unwilling to provide leadership or accomplish anything. Voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act almost 40 times is a waste of time, energy, and money. The slow economic growth in the country has been created by Boehner, Cantor, Paul Ryan, and the Tea Party Republicans. The are owned by the Koch Brothers, the Americans for (their own) Prosperity, and the far right whites that are stuck in the 1840's.  The longer the GOP has power, the worse we'll be. This is my opinion and I'm sticking with it.

Boehner and his GOPers have provided no immigration bills, no jobs bills, no infrastructure repairs, and nothing in the way of legislation that helps regular, average Americans, the elderly, and young people. Boehner and his boys continue to restrict women's reproductive rights and look for giveaways for the rich, but they've done nothing for the majority of Americans.  It is time to vote these Republicans out and vote Democrats in for the next election. We need progress, not the same old same old.

* How many millions of dollars has Republican Rep. Darrel Issa wasted on his investigations in the IRS?  It is time for Issa to stop. It has already been proven that both conservative and liberal groups were targeted and that the President was not involved. Issa needs to stop now.