Wednesday, February 16, 2011

If you lose your job, John Boehner might just tell you to go fuck yourself

You may lose your job, but John Boehner doesn't give a shit:

If House Republicans succeed in cutting tens of billions of dollars in discretionary spending over the next six months, some of the most immediate victims will be federal employees, many of whose jobs will be slashed as their agencies pare back.

At a press conference in the lobby of RNC headquarters Tuesday morning, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) shrugged this off as collateral damage.

"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." 

As Brian Beutler notes, "Boehner didn't cite a source for the claim that Obama had added 200,000 employees to the federal payroll. And he said he didn't have an estimate of how many jobs would be lost as a result of the GOP cuts." In other words, he doesn't really know anything, he was just talking out of his ass.

But there's nothing funny about people losing their jobs, and Boehner's lack of concern, his utter disregard for real people dealing with real problems, is appalling.

As Steve Benen notes, even with all the talk right now about jobs and unemployment, Boehner "by his own admission, prefers a budget plan that would make unemployment worse, on purpose." He "intends to force thousands of teachers, police officers, medical professionals, and food inspectors from their jobs, and... said he doesn't much care." 

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2011 Republican Party!

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