Thursday, June 10, 2010

Boehner: Here's A Bat. Will You Beat Me With It Till I Cry?

Boehner: Taxpayers Should Help Pay For Oil Spill :

"'I think the people responsible in the oil spill--BP and the federal government--should take full responsibility for what's happening there,' [Minority Leader John] Boehner said at his weekly press conference this morning.

Boehner's statement followed comments last Friday by US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue who said he opposes efforts to stick BP, a member of the Chamber, with the bill. "It is generally not the practice of this country to change the laws after the game," he said. "Everybody is going to contribute to this clean up. We are all going to have to do it. We are going to have to get the money from the government and from the companies and we will figure out a way to do that."

So today I asked Boehner, "Do you agree with Tom Donohue of the Chamber that the government and taxpayers should pitch in to clean up the oil spill?" The shorter answer is yes.

So let's review:

The GOP has come out strongly in favor of insurance companies who deny coverage for pre-existing conditions and who drop you when you get sick, and now they're saying you and I need to help pay for BP's clean-up of the awful mess THEY made (while of course. screaming that helping the unemployed and covering children with health insurance is socialism and will bust the budget.)

They're handing the Democrats a Louisville Slugger the size of a redwood and begging "please beat me over the head with this". Will Congressional Democrats have the courage to do it?

We live in hope.


Pogonip said...

How does BP feel about accidental spills? Here's a clue:

JD Rhoades said...


Anonymous said...

Boehner is not the most vapid of the three Cincinnati-area respresentatives. That honor goes to Jean "Cut and Run" Schmidt, whose daughter endorsed in her most recent campaign ads.

Unfortunately, he is the most visible.

LongHairedWeirdo said...

I must confess that it's not for nothing that I mispronounce the man's name.

(Please tell me no one has to ask *how*.)