Boehner on job losses due to budget cuts: ‘so be it’

This from someone who talked a lot about job creation during the campaign but has yet to introduce any bill to promote job creation. Bizarre rape and abortion issues have been the priority for Boehner and the GOP. If they cut more jobs, who will be paying the taxes to maintain what is already being spent?

His response: “Over the last two years since President Obama has taken office the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. And if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it. We’re broke. It’s time for us to get serious on how we’re spending the nation’s money.”

Democrats quickly seized on the remarks by Boehner, who during the 2010 midterm season constantly hurled this phrase at Obama and the Democrats: “Where are the jobs?”

When asked about Boehner’s comments today, Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) responded, “What I wonder is, so what if it’s aircraft controllers that make the skies safe?…So what if it’s USDA meat inspectors that make sure the food supply is safe?… I think there’s a lot of concern about that and this blithe assumption that anyone who works for the federal government must be part of waste fraud and abuse, maybe that should extend to the Congress as well as the federal work force. I think that’s a very flip attitude about a very serious problem.”


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