John Boehner, Mitch McConnell Will Tell Americans What They Want
Americans have no idea what they want, having given their nation's leaders no clear mandate for what to do the next few years. So Republicans, as always, will be around to tell Americans what they want. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are meeting with Barack Obama today to tell him this, and they alsoput it in a handy op-ed: "Republicans got the message voters have been delivering for more than a year. That's why we made a pledge to America to cut spending, rein in government, and permanently extend the current tax rates so small-business owners won't get hit with a massive tax hike at the end of December. That's what Americans want." Vague sentiments about deficit spending and continued tax cuts for those making much more money than them. Yes, that sounds like what Americans want. Stick that Boehner in there and make them moan.
And that's the message Republicans will bring to the meeting today. In other words, you'll have a voice at that table.
You are the Republican leadership! Congratulations, America. You finally found yourself a job! Or did you?
While Americans have been asking "where are the jobs?" for more than two years, our friends across the aisle have clung for too long to the liberal wish list, including a job-killing health-care law, a "cap-and-trade" national energy tax and an out-of-control spending spree.
How about these Americans pick up a newspaper and try to find a damn job themselves? The government is not there to do everything for them. Maybe if they actually put some effort into getting "the jobs," we would have time to help sick people get health care and let the gays have some rights. Because, yeah, otherwise these guys are right: Congress is constantly brimming with ACTION and lots of bills being passed. Bills that should only be allowed to be about jobs. How in the world could we get Congress to pass any more legislation than they already are? That place is more of a sweatshop than actual sweatshops. (Which are good places to find steady work, actually. America should look into that and stop whining when Uncle John Boehner is TRYING TO CRY INTO HIS MERLOT AFTER A TOUGH DAY AT WORK, JEEZ, SHUT UP. [WP]