This is an actual quote from John Boehner’s office. No really, it is.

November 4, 2013
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Speaker John Boehner is not in favor of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which will shock no one, ever.

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in an email Monday, “The Speaker believes this legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs, especially small business jobs.”

Not to be a killjoy here (yes to be a killjoy) and not that we’ve been counting the days (yes we’ve been counting the days), but it’s been over 3 years since House Speaker John Boehner said jobs would be ‘priority one’ while the Tea Party swept into the House, then destroyed any chance of a recovering economy, although somehow, President Obama dodged the obstacles until Ted Cruz shut the government down costing the economy $24 billion.

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Boehner said, “Helping Americans get back to work is our number one priority, and we’re going to do everything we can to help create jobs and to boost our economy.”

It is now twenty four billion dollars later. That only includes the shut down, not his inability to get the Jobs Act signed, sealed and delivered to the President in order for “Americans to get back to work.”

It’s been over 1,039 days since the promise of ‘jobs’ was made.

No one believes you anymore Mr. Speaker.

Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) announced on Monday morning that he would support the legislation, which would likely give Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) 60 votes for passage. That measure, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which Boehner is opposed to, prevents discrimination toward LGBT Americans.

Until John Boehner and his House of miscreants obstructed it.

That Act is not a job killer. The House GOP, however, is.

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  • tiredoftea

    So, I’ll keep it simple for you, the “news” is that those employers are using that ACA provision to keep workers part time or are cutting hours to increase profits, not for any pressing ACA requirements. They are not affected for 16 months, which is plenty of time to fix the “problem”, if it is one!

  • fantagor

    “Nothing kills jobs faster than a bill which prohibits firing people for discriminatory reasons. For example, now employers won’t hire gay people to decorate homes and cakes, because they won’t be able to fire them later for coming to work in assless chaps,” said a spokesman for Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, who are actually the same person.

    • infectious_d

      maybe those two(same peoples) will have a child and name them: Rand McNally :p

  • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

    Don’t be silly. I outwitted him. I don’t have a car. Take that Issa!

  • Deborah

    I think this might cost ONE job in particular. ( Guess which one.) He ran unopposed in the last election, but I think he might have a couple challengers in 2014.

    • Sally

      Let’s hope all challengers are from the party that works for the people..all of them. Out with the GOP!

    • bomber

      Didn’t know he ran unopposed…that ‘splains it. I thought Ohioans are just nuts (I can say that, I’m from there).

  • mrsgunka

    I get it! They are replacing last weeks talking point, “He lied” “He lied” “He lied”! This week it’s obstructing the jobs bill they have obstructed since day one that they ran on.

    You know, we can turn the tables on them! “He lied” “He lied” “He lied”! “Where are all the jobs you promised us?”

    Curious….has Bonner ever come out to spout his lies without Cantor standing behind him with that smirk on his face? Could that little pip-squeak even pick him up if he fell over in a drunken stupor? Cantor looks 3-sheets to the wind too with those droopy eyelids! Two lying peas in a pod!

  • rjcarter

    Boehner swore to put Americans back to work.

    Obamacare has done its best to put people out of work and/or limit their hours and their income.

    So blocking Obamacare has been a step in the direction of Boehner’s promise.

    • tiredoftea

      It’s more like Boehner’s campaign contributors and the religious corporate groups who are keeping American’s from working.

      • rjcarter

        They’re not the ones letting people go or cutting hours, though. (Well, maybe they are, but only as they’re a subset of the small businesses being forced to operate in a new economic paradigm.)

        • tiredoftea

          Sorry, but that there are companies whose “Bigfoot” sightings are being blamed on this President only makes it so on the right wing fraud machine.

          Those things have been debunked in the reality based world. Try it sometime.

        • Sally

          Yes, that new economic paradigm created by the GOP: we won’t tell you anything about what the future looks like, and then we will blame the ‘uncertainty’ on the President and Dems. We won’t vote for any jobs bills that would allow people to start small businesses and actually hire people at a living wage, because Grover made us sign a pledge, adn we are such good patriots that whatever Grover says, we follow. We won’t try to make the ACA better, because, well, we don’t want people to have health care unless they are already rich, white, and male, because we are the rulers, and we have to keep it that way..so heck yes, Viagra is a ‘covered’ med. And contraceptives are evil. Oh, and 24 billion wasted? Yo ain’t seen nothing yet. Wait until we shut down the government again in January…the Tea Party isn’t satisfied with the blood they have sucked out of the poor already..they want more.

    • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

      Not so fast. It doesn’t work that way. Obstruction is not part of his job requirements. Trying to destroy Obamacare 50 times is not job creation. It also cost the economy well over $24 billion.

      • rjcarter

        Obstructing something that’s detrimental to the economy is fundamental to making positive headway in the job numbers.

        Say that the ship had an election, and one guy said, “Elect us, and my crew will focus all our efforts on bailing out the water in the hold.” And when they get the job, some other guy decides he wants to start drilling large holes in the hold. Should he be prevented from drilling the holes, or is that outside the purview of the water bailing promise?

        • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

          Good try however, GOP obstruction is unprecedented. Most of what they’re obstructing such as ENDA is pointless and against protecting working Americans. Also, you missed my point about the $24 billion. Obstruction, to what end?

          • rjcarter

            Obstruction to the end of stopping the job hemorrhaging brought about by changes to the health care laws.

            Also, not ignoring the $24 billion; just blaming that on a different person, as it could have been ended with a couple of proposed CSRs that were kicked back.

            • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

              R.J., you’re forcing me to buy you a Christmas gift. A toilet flush for your jaw:-)

              • rjcarter

                Just so long as it doesn’t mean I have to get a little man in a boat rowing in my brain tank.

                • mrsgunka

                  Your brain tank was drained a long time ago….stop drilling stupid! You are sitting on the bottom of the lake!

            • mrsgunka

              If you are stuck in a hole, stop digging stupid!

              • rjcarter

                Nice sentiment. Wish Obama had listened when he inherited a $9 trillion debt and dug his way into a $15 trillion one.

                Or was your metaphor only applicable in one direction?

                • mrsgunka

                  Oh, did Bush pay off the war debt after all?

                  • rjcarter

                    Previous shoveller. Not the current “in the hole” digger.

                • BanditBasheert

                  Look RJ – everyone here knows that Bush’s wars weren’t reflected until Obama put them on the books.
                  You have so far spouted every single Fox talking point and not one of them is true or accurate.

            • DaddyO_969

              The sole reason for the loss of jobs is the CEO greed that keeps the GOP running. CEOs make over 400 times what the average worker does and has totally free health care. So, not covering the people who MAKE YOUR INCOME POSSIBLE has nothing to do with the economy or keeping the company running. The same arguments were used against unions and against every regulation ever put in place: it’ll kill business. Bullshit. The only thing that changes is the amount of bonus etc the CEOs and the rest of the C-sluts take.

            • BanditBasheert

              Jobs hemorrhaged under Bush – that isn’t a secret. Where are all the jobs hemorrhaging please?

        • BanditBasheert

          So explain. How is it detrimental to the economy (Obamacare that is) ??? We all know that all Obamacare is, is a marketplace to buy privately owned and controlled insurance. It is nothing like Medicare.

          All this yummy money being turned over to PRIVATE BUSINESSES who lobby Congress. And who all raised rates (damn, who would have thought they’d do that????)

          It’s a giveaway to the insurance industry – so please … HOW is giving gazillions of new customers to private insurance companies harmful to the economy?

          • rjcarter

            Because the gazillions being given away is coming from the rest of us — the private individuals and the employers — who are doing our best to live on the money that isn’t taken from us already. There wasn’t new money generated, there was an enforcement to spend, and that impact on small businesses has been a negative one in many ways.

            However, it definitely is a good time to be an executive in the insurance industry.

            When I worked in the insurance business, lo 20 years back, the insurance industry already controlled 3 out of ever 4 dollars in the US economy. I wonder how much they have now.

            • BanditBasheert

              So you think it’s cool when people don’t pay bills for medical care they use? You are thrilled and delighted to subsidize someone who is too cheap to buy insurance because … Benghazi????? And that’s what a lot of these stories are.
              “I don’t buy insurance because I don’t need it” … and they are ONE incident away from bankruptcy and we STILL end up paying for their care via Uncompensated Care to the tune of $45B last year.
              But that’s ok?
              If you mail a letter, you pay postage? Same with UPS and with FedEx – you pay for a service.
              We all have home insurance if we own our homes. If you have a big nice home, I’m betting your premium is higher than someone with a small old home. People with NEWER cares pay a higher premium than people with OLDER cars.
              If you are required to license a car – you pay more for a newer vehicle than an older one.

              I’m sorry but your argument doesn’t make sense. We all pay for services – and we all know that having a pool of insured does eventually lower costs because they are spread over more people.

              And if you were honest you would admit that the Ins Cos have been bilking people by raising rates for YEARS.

              • rjcarter

                Agreed, agreed, agreed, and agreed. And every example listed cites a service someone had a choice in making. Yes, you’re required to get full coverage for a financed car, and yes you’re required to get homeowners insurance by the mortgage broker — but you also have a choice in buying the new car or house. You don’t have a choice in “being alive.” Further, once the minimums are set on the policies you pick up, those minimums aren’t arbitrarily raised to include things above and beyond what you need to replace/repay the outstanding amounts owed.

                I’m not addressing the people who didn’t buy any insurance at all and then rack up some charge through an accident, but the people who had the coverage they wanted, needed, and could afford who are having that coverage taken away from them because an outside third party negated the terms of the contract in favor of something that was better for someone outside the terms of the contract. (And if we can trust what we were told — and I certainly don’t — you still aren’t required to buy insurance if you want to pay the fines, which hardly supplement the lost premiums and still leave the person in the position of walking in front of the proverbial bus.)

                A twenty-two year old gay professional male does not need/want maternity leave.

    • mrsgunka

      Did they cut your hours at WalMart too?

      • rjcarter

        So far my hours are unaffected, although my rates are going up nonetheless.

        Once the one-year-delay on businesses has passed, we’ll see if dropped coverage and decreased job numbers continues at a faster pace or levels out.

        • Sally

          You ought to be working at Costco..twice the salary, benefits, and the compnay is still making a profit. Don’t you wonder why they can do it and Walmart’s big employee advice is telling you how to apply for SNAP?

          • rjcarter

            That’s good advice for Walmart employees. I’ll pass it along to those who actually work there.

        • mrsgunka

          Has it ever occurred to you that the GOP is taking our country backwards? Obamacare is not the one who has caused all our unemployment? Or will continue to lose jobs? Closing our factories and shipping the jobs overseas is the culprit. These corporations who aren’t paying taxes on their profits from this foreign slave labor could care less if you have a job. insurance, retirement funds or healthcare for now and in the future. The insurance vultures are getting their wings clipped for dropping people with existing health conditions and raising prices so all those unemployed can’t afford insurance, let alone a roof over their heads or food in their mouths. Without jobs they aren’t spending money for anything so everyone suffers! Have you gotten a raise lately? Hell no! Your bosses are sending all that money offshore to get rich. No taxes while you and I have to make up the difference to pay for the unemployed. Can’t you see beyond your stupid nose? If Boehner puts a jobs bill up his money tree is going to get chopped down and he will be back home tending bar, drinking up all the profits. You are being used! Obamacare is a life raft for our sinking nation. The only thing going up are prices being charged by these corporations to buy the goods they are getting for nothing and the oil cartels. You are becoming a slave to them and you owe your soul to the company store! Welcome to the white mans slavery! Look up the word gullible!

        • BanditBasheert

          RJ I would be interested to know what happened to your rates over the last 5 years (just as an example).
          We are covered under hub’s group plan and our rates have risen 8-12% every single year for the last 15 years.
          Anyone else?

          • rjcarter

            That would be interesting to graph. I could pull out my W2s from the last seven years and chart it out on an annual basis, because now I’m curious.

            I do know that as of 3pm Central time today, it was just announced that my current employer is going to drop the insurance coverage next year and move toward self-insured, because the announced rate hike from United Healthcare of 18% was unavoidable and cost prohibitive.

        • mikey

          so they “might” not ARE. Got it. You are speaking in the future tense not the present.

          • rjcarter

            You’re behind a few comments. My rates are now actually not going up because my employer announced over an hour ago that the coverage was being dropped.

            That’s present tense, real world. Good luck convincing me that I’m going to be better off.

    • Pennyson349

      That part of the law has been delayed for a year what else are you misinformed about?

    • vulcangirl

      How *exactly* has Obamacare put people out of work? I’d really like some evidence here.

  • Carol Ann Hunigan Booher

    The majority of American people could have been working a long time ago if they had passed the 30 some jobs bills that the president proposed and they voted down just to make him look bad.. They think the American people do not know this and a sad fact is a lot of them dont but anyone who knows what is going on in the nation can see what they are doing.. of coarse there are way too many Faux news zombies who really dont know anything..

  • mea_mark

    These people just make stuff up anymore to justify their obstructionism. How long will Americans buy this load of BS?

  • BanditBasheert

    I love it!
    They are so going down ….
    This 15th century mindset needs to be trashed once and for all. These old angry white men make me ill. They haven’t created a job in over 4+ years.

  • infectious_d

    dayum, and i thought i was lazy about my deadlines, never knew that it was cool for me to delay things for many years n’ just make excuses to get out of it AND keep my work, fantastic!

    • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

      I tweeted Issa the other day to ask him how I can get a cool job like his where I can just randomly investigate any kinda stuff based on politicians I don’t like. Y’know, politicians like him.

      • BanditBasheert

        Disinfect your computer if he tweets you back…gets the smell off.

        • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

          He never answers me and I’m so polite to that thieving muthafucka.

          • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

            he (I should say; his staff) hasn’t blocked you yet?

            • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

              Not yet but I’m working on it.

              • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

                well…..depends on if you’re counting from election day or day he took office. Number of days looks fine 2.84 years but unfortunately that’s not more than 3 years….unless he made the promise during the campaign…then it’s more than 1,039 but do you really think any of the readers are going to count up days?

                • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

                  “Do you really think any of the readers are going to count up days?”

                  Have you SEEN our trolls?

                  • mrsgunka

                    Yes.

                  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

                    No, thank god. although I have been engaged in conversation with more than a few lately. Maybe one of them will come up with a number for you. ;-) I truly hate math.

      • Hank

        I thought that IS what you do?? ;-)

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