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.
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.