Friday, July 23, 2010

John Boehner's Family Is Suffering In This Economy, Too. He Thinks. Maybe.

"I've got real empathy for those who are unemployed," the Ohio Republican said. "As most of you know, I've got 11 brothers and sisters. I know that three of my brothers lost their jobs. I'm not sure whether they've found jobs, yet, so I've got a lot of empathy for those caught in this economic downturn."

Yeah, real empathetic there, John.

Do you at least know how many houses you own?

This has been your daily message from the non-elitist, in-touch-with-the-people party of family values.


Charlieopera said...

Speaking of a party in-touch-with-the-people, the Pay Czar, Kenneth Feinberg declined to request 17 financial firms that doled out $1.6 billion in "ill advised" executive compensation to return the excessive payouts, saying to do so would be unfair to the companies and could trigger private lawsuits and additional Congressional investigation.

Unfair to the companies ... another President Fredo appointee ...

JD Rhoades said...

"Kenneth Feinberg said he does not have the authority to ask the firms to repay the money that was handed out during the financial crisis. "

So he should have just disregarded the law?

Charlieopera said...

It would have been a nice gesture, don't you think?

Harry Truman seized the steel mills during the Korean War knowing the SC would overturn his move. It was bold and something different enough to win him some support (and to let the people know that sometimes using common sense isn't a bad thing).

This guy Feinberg has been double-talking his way out of the $20 billion BP scam since it was announced; every day we learned something new to the benefit of BP and detriment of the poor SOB's seeking some relief/compensation.

In my book, JD, what Feinberg said is "unfair to companies" is as bad as Joe Barton's apology to BP. I don't see the difference ... but I very rarely do between Dems and Reps.

On Boehner, you're 1000% right. He's a walking joke ... but he's not in power; between those in the majority & the minority, the joke remains on all of us.