None Of The 40 Jobs Bills That John Boehner Claims House Republicans Passed Create Jobs

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Speaker of the House John Boehner is claiming that the House Republicans have passed 40 jobs bills that Harry Reid refuses to past in the Senate, but a look at the bills reveals that not a single one of them creates jobs.

Yesterday, Rep. Boehner (R-OH) wrote an op-ed on Time’s website that blamed Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for the state of the economy.

Boehner wrote,

In the last year and a half, the House has passed more than 40 bills aimed at creating jobs, supporting wage earners, and easing the financial pains that working families all over America are suffering with in President Obama’s economy. Where are these bills now? They are stuck in the Senate. Why they are stuck, is a question for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

These bills are not thousands of pages long, nor are they partisan attempts to slam massive, new, and unwanted federal government programs down the throats of the American people. We all remember the disaster that became Obamacare. Passing something before we know what’s in it may be the Pelosi Doctrine, but it’s certainly not a transparent way to govern.

Instead these common-sense jobs bills, many of them bipartisan, are aimed at strengthening small businesses, allowing working moms and dads to keep more of their wages, and helping our seniors and our veterans. But instead of working with Republicans on the American people’s priorities in September, Senator Reid will instead focus on his obsession with the Koch brothers. This obsession is costing our economy jobs and has turned the United States Senate into a legislative graveyard.

The list of “jobs bills” reveals that the legislation falls into three categories. The largest category is tax breaks and gifts for the oil, coal, and natural gas industries. The second category is regulatory repeal, which is also another gift for big business. The last category is attacks on Obamacare. Boehner’s jobs bills for veterans increased fees for services to vets.

Nowhere on the list of jobs bills that Boehner wrote about is there an actual real live jobs bill.

Boehner has given a list of 40 bills that fit the Republican ideology, but history tells us that cutting taxes for the wealthy, giving gifts to special interests, and rolling back regulations are three policy choices that do not create jobs. Speaker Boehner’s jobs bills would not put more people back to work. The House Republican definition of a jobs bill is different from what most people think of as job creation.

The only job that John Boehner is trying to protect with this bogus list is his own.

34 Replies to “None Of The 40 Jobs Bills That John Boehner Claims House Republicans Passed Create Jobs”

  1. Thank you… Recapped: House Republican 40 Job bills are actually Corporate Welfare Bills: The list of “jobs bills” reveals that the legislation falls into three categories. The largest category is tax breaks and gifts for the oil, coal, and natural gas industries. The second category is regulatory repeal, which is also another gift for big business. The last category is attacks on Obamacare. Boehner’s jobs bills for veterans increased fees for services to vets. Nowhere on the list of jobs bills that Boehner wrote about is there an actual real live jobs bill. Perspective: Discretionary budget $1 Trillion, Corporate Welfare Bills $1 Trillion. None Of The 40 Jobs Bills That John Boehner Claims House Republicans Passed Create Jobs http://politicususa.wpengine.com/2014/09/08/40-jobs-bills-john-boehner-claims-house-republicans-passed-create-jobs.html

  2. No Child Left Behind, Healthy Skies, etc.

    Give it an altruistic name, stuff it with bullshit that screws people, and maximizes profit for your rich benefactors.

  3. If we had a real media this bovine excrement would have been debunked years ago

    “I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”
    — Thomas Jefferson.

  4. Oh, for heaven’s sake. He was singing the same tune at least 2 1/2 or 3 years ago, about the same time Obama was running for re-election. I wish to hell he would find a different song.

    At the time, I spend hours and hours researching these so-called job producing bills and 2/3rds of them dealt with repealing the EPA regulations on toxic emissions. NOT ONE would have created any jobs at all.

    Apparently he thinks that by not forcing companies to abide by the EPA regulation on emissions, the companies would have more money to hire more people. Bull pucky. If the companies didn’t have to spend the money for emission control, they would be no better off than they were before.

    Boehner and company need to be run out of congress on poles. They are liars and posers and do not deserve the taxpayers money for NOT doing their job.

  5. There’s a simple explanation as to who the real takers are, it’s the Roaches (GOP). They always get into everything but are of no real value to the household. The only real solution to the Roach problem are: Raid limos, lies & knawing on U.S. dollars. They’ll eat the presidential portraits right from the center of each bill, just like the middle of an Oreo.

  6. Republicans are lying,scheming,conniving,racist and we must vote this pile of garbage out of our political system or we are doomed.GET OUT THE BLUE VOTE!!because we must do something for our country and as JFK quoted “Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for you,Ask What You Can do For Your Country” so we must save our country and let the Koch Bros & the Koch suckers know that it ain’t happenin’ & America is not for sale.

  7. Of course he’s blaming Reid. He has the balls to look at this junk Boehner calls a ‘job bill’ and say “Like hell I’m going to let these partisan hack jobs come on to my floor and get voted on.”

    In the mind of a right winger, he who has the balls to stand up and fight is he who gets attacked.

  8. Gotta love Republican speak. Religiously motivated homophobia is referred to as “family values,” the ability to impose your own religious beliefs on others with impunity is “religious freedom,” a college educated person who doesn’t happen to conform to Republican dogma is just another “elitist”. And now we’re supposed to believe that things like corporate welfare, regulatory repeal, and attacks on the ACA are “jobs bills”. Facepalm again, and again, and AGAIN!!! Folks if Republicans are good at anything it’s dressing up their bullshit with nice sounding names. Unfortunately though, it’s still bullshit.

  9. Boehner is just hoping that his BS go unnoticed. That the American people are not sophisticated enough to detect the putrid odor coming from his assertions that his bills are there to create jobs. Ha! What a joke. So, what does he do? Writes an OP ED piece to blame the Democrats. Throw it at the wall and hope that his BS sticks. But he forgets that today EVERYTHING can be fact checked IF you want the truth. Boehner is shaking in his boots…his days as Speaker are numbered, it can’t come fast enough. ENOUGH with his shenanigans and the entire Republican House member’s wasted terms in the House. The American Taxpayers paying them should demand that they forfeit their 2 year paychecks.

  10. dj, In the interest of fairness (I troll right wing sites in the hopes of debunking obvious falsehoods they post in comments) I have to ask you where you found this quote. I looked it up on monticello.org and could not find it as one of his.

    I am very quick to do this to the righties and want to make sure I don’t promote a quote as TJ’s that isn’t.

  11. Boner knows that the base repubs are ignorant and hateful. They have been propagandized and brainwashed for the last 30+ years. They will buy his crap as ususal. It is those that don’t buy the crap that we need to get out and vote.

  12. John boehner, I think dat u r a sorry piece of trash, I would like to come to Washington dc and kiss ur Ass my damn self, u don’t give a damn about the American people,I can see all the hate n u,bitch u don’t like black people, u just want to protect the rest of ur rich buddies, I just think dat ur a r just fukin trash, I would slap u n to the next century u punk!

  13. Diane, The problem is these bills (as are most government documents) are difficult reads. That’s why the right can get away with the falsehoods they post about them. I recently had an exchange on a right wing site about an article that posted a dozen or so “terrible” EOs purportedly issued by Obama. The author was not counting on a troll like me actually looking them up. Most of them were from the Kennedy administration. After posting that several times, I proudly take credit for the correction issued by the author.

    How can we get our folks to take the trouble to go to the source?

  14. Shawn….Ur rage for Boehner is colorful and full of deserved trash talk for him. U ‘r going to dc to kiss his whaaat? Why? It don’t need no kissin, it needs kicking.
    right on ‘bro. And funeeeee. ;)

  15. Please oh wise one point to one of these Potemkin bills? You do know what Potemkin means before we go any further

  16. They wernt MEANT to create jobs. They were meant to screw you into giving more of your money to the 1%. hesus man, dont you get it?

  17. We need to really get these sorry people out. We need to take action NOW! Thank God that we can read and do research. We know for 100% that these Repubs are nothing than a good for nothing bunch of farts that has us on our knees. They are callous and I just can’t seem to understand how they got in office in the first place. So many people have finally opened their eyes and want them out of Washington DC. It can happen if we all put our heads together and work together! Bye, Bye Boehner, see you in the bar drinking your sorrows away.

  18. In one sentence AJBird has said all that needs to be remembered about rethugs quote “Folk’s if Republican’s are good at anything it’s dressing up their bullshit with nice sounding names”. a sentence to remember when ever a listening to a rethug speak.

  19. One must remember that the Republicans are being quite literal when they say they have proposed 40 Legislative jobs bills. They are literally bills written to preserve Legislative jobs, theirs!

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