Boehner Accidentally Tweets The Truth About GOP Jobs Plan… There Is None!

Published On October 9, 2014 | By Bob Rowen |

 

Tuesday morning Republican John Boehner,who became Speaker of the House after Republicans took the majority in Congress by campaigning, “jobs, jobs, jobs”,  put out a tweet detailing the five point republican plan for creating jobs… and all five points were blank.

Of course, this is not news to those of us who’ve been paying attention. In the four years since they took control of the house they’ve done nothing to ease the unemployment problem and ion fact, have done all they can to fight anything that could help. Here are a couple of the most egregious examples.

Boehner Tweet ScreencapBoehner and the Republicans will dispute that, however. He has made claims in the past that the GOP has offered over 30 jobs bills in that period, a claim that has been thoroughly debunked.  That claim has now reached 40 and no better.  What they passed was the same tired catalogue of deregulation and tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy and corporations.

At the bottom of the tweet, Boehner included a link to a detailed explanation of the 5 points. The “five key things” policymakers should do, Boehner said, is “reform our tax code,” “solve our spending problem,” “reform our legal system,” “reform our regulatory system,” and “improve our education system.”  Same old, same old.

Republicans have turned not saying what they really have in mind into an art form because whenever they do speak in specifics, they get into trouble. This time around John Boehner managed to do both at the same time, and still get himself stuck in a corner.

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A lifelong politics junkie with particular interests in privatization and other business and labor issues like minimum wage and immigration.Robert Rowen is also a writer of fiction.His first novel is called The Ballad of Llewellynn.

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