The same conservatives who spent the past year senselessly screaming about the U.S. budget deficit are now demanding an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the rich. The extension simply doesn’t make sense, and the policies implied are a recipe for massive job loss in the middle of the worst employment crisis in 75 years.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday August 3, 2010 8:36 am|
|By: Josh Nelson Tuesday June 29, 2010 8:55 am|
In wide-ranging interview published today by the conservative Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, House Minority Leader John Boehner told the paper’s editors that President Obama had ‘overreacted’ to the still-gushing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico:
Boehner said Obama overreacted to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill might warrant a “pause” in deepwater drilling, but Obama’s blanket ban on drilling in the gulf — which a judge overturned last week — could devastate the region’s economy, he said.
This is a change in tune from the GOP’s previous line of attack — claiming the President did not respond to the disaster quickly and forcefully enough. Here are some statements John Boehner and his top deputies in the House have made to that effect in recent weeks:
“Even now, nearly two months after disaster first struck, the federal response remains inadequate and disorganized. Americans are rightly angry about this failure of government, and they want to know that their president is focused squarely on stopping this leak, cleaning up this mess, and finding out what went wrong.”
|By: sluggahjells Friday March 26, 2010 5:19 pm|
Only two things are tolerable right now from the disgrace that is the Minority House Whip and his anecdotal gunshot lies. Say you’re sorry or say goodbye to your position.
|By: Bill Egnor Friday January 8, 2010 9:00 am|
This morning Minority Whip Eric Cantor (the Mini-Me to Minority Leader Boehner’s Dr. Evil) was on Faux News spouting off about how American airport security is too lax. He is of course ignoring the fact that he and his party where in power when the TSA was created and the current rules were implemented, but, hey, any time you can bash on the President and those DFH’s in the Democratic Party why let a little thing like facts get in the way?
|By: SumofChange Wednesday December 9, 2009 4:33 pm|
Report from The Economist Summit.
|By: GregoriusU Monday November 9, 2009 7:00 am|
After the bill had gotten the requisite 218 votes, one lone Republican–Joseph Cao–decided to cast a Yea.
|By: SumofChange Friday November 6, 2009 11:40 am|
The Virginia Organizing Project and residents from all over Virginia assembled on Capitol Hill to share personal stories with their Senators and Representatives.
|By: GregoriusU Monday September 28, 2009 6:50 am|
Being a census worker has been declared a hazardous occupation and may be grounds for termination of your health insurance policy. Have a nice day!
|By: MommaSpeaks Thursday September 24, 2009 3:54 pm|
The GOP Plan health care plan for the uninsured is that a person either make themselves so poor as to qualify for Medicaid or else seek charity care from neighbors and hospitals, etc.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday February 17, 2009 4:21 pm|
FireDogLake founder Jane Hamsher explains that House Minority Whip Eric Cantor is confused about where the fifty billion dollar rescue for homeowners in trouble with their mortgages is coming from.