Thursday, August 16, 2012
John Boehner owes conservatives an apology, and maybe a letter of resignation
Speaker Boehner is a hold-over from the old-school paradigm of legislation which states that you must go along to get along....or in other words, get the media to say nice things about you by appeasing the democrats and voting for populist bills, even though you know better. TARP was such a bill. It wasn't necessary to save the American economy or the world economy as we were lectured by the media and George Bush. It was a theft of taxpayer money to bailout DC-connected fat cats who had acted recklessly at the behest of Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. Most republicans opposed TARP, but McCain, then running for President, voted for it so John Boehner went along with him.....and so did current tea-party darling Paul Ryan. Here's how Boehner defended Ryan's TARP vote today.....
BOEHNER: I mean, I think that (Paul Ryan’s) a practical conservative. He’s got a very conservative voting record, but he’s not a knuckle-dragger, all right? He understood that TARP, while none of us wanted to do it, if we were going to save — save our economy, save the world economy, it had to happen. I wish we didn’t have to do it, either, but he understood that.
Knuckle-dragger......this is what Speaker Boehner thinks of TEA Party conservatives who opposed the corporate/banking bailouts. If this is who we have championing our causes in congress, then we need a change.
I read this and I realize that the men who control our lives don't give a damn about right and wrong, they operate super-constitutionally and not much changes from administration to administration or from majority party to majority party. The American taxpayers get screwed nine different ways from Sunday regardless.