Many of you are going to already feel exactly as I do. I am SICK of Republicans….very sick. The current issue I have with Republicans involves John Boehner who is the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. The economy has been shit ever since good ol Bush drove the United States like he stole it right into the damn ground. Then he left office smiling like an idiot boarding the helicopter on his way to whatever he was going to screw up next. He left us with the unemployment rate way up along with a pile of other shit he half fixed , broke or just fucked up.
To help deal with high unemployment the feds extended the number of weeks people could get unemployment Insurance benefits. At one point it was at 99 weeks. Then it dropped to 73 and then 63. There was never much debate about extending the benefits, it was needed, until John Boehner came along.
The Senate passed the latest extension for unemployment insurance in April. It is now sitting waiting for the House to take a vote on it . John Boehner won’t allow it to be voted on because it doesn’t include anything to create jobs as he has demanded from the White House. Where john gets off demanding anything from the White House I’m not sure. It seems like he screwed us enough with the whole debt ceiling bullshit he felt he needed to pull in 2013. For some reason John likes being a dick I guess. I know there is blame to be put on the Democrats it isn’t all John “bonehead” Boehner’s doing, there could be more done on all sides. At this point in time though it is his fault nothing is being done.
As Speaker, John Boehner is a leader in the House, not a ruler of the House of Representatives. He is supposed to lead, not act like a king or a spoiled child who wants things his way. 3 million people are without unemployment benefits because John Boehner won’t allow the extension to be voted on. 70,000 additional people are running out of benefits each week. John Boehners district has a population of 724,285. How the fuck did those people get the honor of electing the guy who gets to pretend he is king? Who told John Boehner he speaks for the american people? Everytime he says that I cringe.
It is a fact i would vote for a piece of chewed gum with some dirt and hair suck in it before I would vote for John Boehner to speak on my behalf or even decide what random item I was going to pee on. He is inept.
If you search “unemployment insurance extension” on the web and read the comments after almost any article that turns up in the search results you will see some sad stories about how this lapse has effected people and you will see some seriously pissed off people. I can’t remember ever seeing so much anger and talk of revolt against the government. Not just voter revolt but physically acting out against our leaders. One guy from Indiana even threatened to kill Boehner in messages left for him and his wife. What the guy did was clearly wrong but not many people are surprised by it.
We are giving away billions of dollars every year to other countries while people who live here can’t live here. People who want to work but can’t find jobs are losing their savings, homes, cars, and the ability to provide basic needs while John Boehner sits on his hands and pouts. The money to help is being sent to other countries because it is in our best interest to do so. Isn’t it in our best interest to provide for people who live in our own country? Why don’t we act like it ?
The Senate and the House are likely to approve a corporate tax cut that is going to add to the deficit. It faces no major opposition…..unless the unemployment insurance extension is added to it, then there will be some trouble. The media has been covering the issue very little if at all. If this were 3 million people who had been burned out of their homes by fire or any other disaster we would be hearing nothing but that story for weeks on end. Since it is the leadership of the country screwing people instead of mother nature I guess it isn’t newsworthy.
I seriously hope people are mad about this bullshit actually I wish more people were mad but just like always, if it doesn’t effect them directly they could give a shit. What is going on is just wrong and every single one of us should be pissed. Even if you don’t agree with extending unemployment benefits you should be pissed that John Boehner has the nerve to abuse his position the way he is doing now. John has shown he is willing to allow 3 million people to suffer in order to get his way. The next time this happens what will the issue be about? Will it effect you? Think about that.
Contact your representatives, they are easy to find on twitter and you can find their website contact info there most times. Send a tweet and voice your opinion. I send a tweet to john Boehner once a day explaining to him how his behavior makes him look like a dick. I doubt he ever actually reads them and if he did the point would probably would fly right over his head but I do it anyways because if enough of us do he will have no choice but to read it.
Remember this little power trip John has been on when it comes time to vote, don’t forget or allow yourself to be distracted by the newest shiny political object. This is a time when our leaders should be stepping up and doing whatever is needed to help the american people get through tough times. It is getting better but some places are doing better than others and we all live in this country together. When everyone can provide for their families and live happily then it is a benefit to all of us. We will be better off and then we can be proud of how we govern ourselves because right now we look pathetic and it is our own fault. If we don’t do something to change it then we deserve what we get for allowing people like Boehner to act like a king without calling him on it