Boehner Says ‘Take One For The Team’ in Face of More Job...

Boehner Says ‘Take One For The Team’ in Face of More Job Losses


Right now, the net is abuzz as folks crowd around office computers, check their Twitter feeds and hit refresh for the latest news.  Fantasy football is over, as are the Grammy’s, and it’s not quite Oscar time.  So, what are people so tuned in to?  Why it’s President Obama’s live feed question/answer sessions concerning his newly unveiled budget, among other issues.

But even as the nation watches in wait for more insighs into how the President’s proposed budget will affect them, there is another budget-related topic trending and causing a stir:  John Boehner has been quoted as saying:  “If jobs are lost as a result of GOP spending cuts…’So Be It’ ”

He made this statement at a press conference this morning concerning the House Republicans’ plan to cut tens of billions of dollars in discretionary spending over the next six months.  Federal employees will most likely bear the brunt of the cuts.

He tried to justify his blatant insensitivity by offering up this jewel:

“In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs,” Boehner said. “If some of those jobs are lost so be it. We’re broke.”

It’s important to note Boehner didn’t cite a source for the claim that Obama had added 200,000 employees to the federal payroll.

This GOP master plan has many feeling like collateral damage as the flippant Boehner seems to have simply shrugged off the impending losses for fellow federal employees as a take one for the team moment.

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  1. This is the new GOP position — government jobs don't count.

    In Florida, for example, the new governor there (Scott, I think) has called for about 9,000 state workers to lose their jobs … and he ran on a job-creation platform.

    The radical right has a talent for this kind of disconnect … it goes way back in their politics and their history.

    What surprises me is not that the Speaker or some governor would take such a position but how little challenge they get from the press and the public.

    The right's rhetoric is intimidating, for sure, and it seems to be keeping people from pointing out that the emperor has no clothes.