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John Boehner Claims The American People Don’t Want A Congress That Passes Laws

Posted by on Jul. 22, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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Speaker John Boehner tried to justify the House Republicans’ lousy record of not passing legislation by claiming that American people want a Congress that repeals laws instead of passing them.

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Speaker Boehner said that the House is reflecting the will of the American people, “I talked about this the day I was sworn into speaker. That I considered my job was to open up the process, let members participate. Yeah, I’ve got certain things that I’d like to see accomplished. But this is not going to be about me. I said it the opening day. And it’s never going to be about me. It’s what’s in the best interest of the country. If we’re listening to the American people and we’re following their will, our House will work just fine.”

Boehner was asked how he felt about presiding over one of the least productive, and least popular Congresses in history. The Speaker of the House answered, “Well, Bob, we should not be judged on how many new laws we create. We ought to be judged on how many laws 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.”

According to Boehner, the House is reflecting the will of the American people by spending much of their time trying to repeal Obamacare. The problem with Boehner’s premise is that it isn’t true. Recent polling has shown that 49% of Republicans don’t think their party is doing enough to compromise with President Obama. Overall, 68% of Americans believe that Republicans aren’t doing enough to compromise with the president. The American people want compromise, because they want to see legislation passed.

John Boehner was wrong. The American people don’t want a Congress that repeals laws. They want a Congress that passes more laws. Boehner can’t defend his abysmal record of passing only 15 bills in the first six months of the year, so he turned his party’s obstruction into a virtue. The funny thing about Boehner’s repealing laws statement is that House Republicans have spent 15% of their time trying and failing to repeal Obamacare, so by Boehner’s own metric House Republicans have failed miserably because Obamacare is still the law of the land.


House Republicans have failed to pass new laws. They have failed to repeal old laws. House Republicans have just plain failed. No matter how you cut it, John Boehner has been a miserable failure as the Speaker of the House.

by on Jul. 22, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Jul. 22, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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What Planet does this man live on?
stringtheory
by Bronze Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 7:16 AM
That explains sooo much...
JustCJ
by on Jul. 22, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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Sad part is Obama's record is even worse.
SherryBerry106
by on Jul. 22, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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Despite this propaganda piece, the Hose has a good record.

They have passed a ton of bills, many with 75% votes, Harry Reid sticks them in a drawer and never brings them to a votein the Senate, so that amoebas like the OP will think and promote stupidity such as this.

Quoting JustCJ:

Sad part is Obama's record is even worse.


 

JustCJ
by on Jul. 22, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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You just insulted Amoebas everywhere.

Quoting SherryBerry106:

 


Despite this propaganda piece, the Hose has a good record.


They have passed a ton of bills, many with 75% votes, Harry Reid sticks them in a drawer and never brings them to a votein the Senate, so that amoebas like the OP will think and promote stupidity such as this.


Quoting JustCJ:

Sad part is Obama's record is even worse.



 

SherryBerry106
by on Jul. 22, 2013 at 10:17 AM
And I left the "u" out of House. Amoebas don't have very good legal representative - I am not fearful.
Quoting JustCJ:

You just insulted Amoebas everywhere.

Quoting SherryBerry106:

 


Despite this propaganda piece, the Hose has a good record.


They have passed a ton of bills, many with 75% votes, Harry Reid sticks them in a drawer and never brings them to a votein the Senate, so that amoebas like the OP will think and promote stupidity such as this.


Quoting JustCJ:

Sad part is Obama's record is even worse.



 


grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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 Boehner is correct.  We are way over regulated with useless laws....laws that kill jobs, Obamacare that will bankrupt the country, and on and on.  We need a smaller gov't, more accountable to the people.

erika9009
by Silver Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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He's right

We don't need anymore laws passed.

In fact, we need things simplified and review of current laws to see if they are needed anymore.

IMHO, we should have a base set of laws that are "common sense" like murder.  Then, every other law should have a sunset clause for like 10-40 yrs.  If a law makes sense, it will pass again.

Quoting -Celestial-:

What Planet does this man live on?



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JanuaryBaby06
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 1:52 AM

i can see what hes saying. its true that many could be repealed but some of the things their not passing still need to be passed and it doesnt seem like they are doing enough to accomplish those goals. that should be what they do 1st then they can worry about their repeals.

susan115
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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Celestial, we have choas, if Boehner passes and does want liberals want we will have more choas.  Doing an adult job, means you are not always liked, but I guess that never crossed a liberals mind.  Just want, want, want, and want...

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