Saturday, 28 April 2012

Political hypocrisy from Speaker Boehner


The following is a quotation from the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Rep. John Boehner (R. Ohio)

His words are in the context of a legislative effort to extend the lower interest rates for student loans for one more year. This matter is being debated in the house of Representatives

Representatives who are members of the Democratic Party are in favour of this extension. They believe that it should be off-set by a revision of tax policies which give “breaks” to the big oil companies.

Representatives who are members of the Republican Part are in favour of this extension. They believe that it should be off-set by reductions in health care programmes for women.

Here is how Rep. Boehner put it:

“Why do people insist that we have a political fight?” Boehner said. “People want to politicize this because it’s an election year, but my God, do we have to fight about everything?
“Now we’re going to have a fight over women’s health. Give me a break,” 

Give me a break about women’s health? (jmp)

John Boehner seems to forget that it is the members of his Republican Party (the dog which is being wagged by the Tea Party tail) who began this fight with their regressive policies: e.g. defunding Planned Parenthood, and restricting the choices of women in the grave and brave decisions they have to make regarding abortion.

As I understand it, the Republican Party is no friend of women. (jmp)

Rep. John Boehner’s comments seem to suggest that I am correct.  Here they are again:

“Now we’re going to have a fight over women’s health. Give me a break,”

No John Boehner, I will not give you a break. ‘Twas your Party which started this fight.

2 comments: