John Boehner Votes to Create 35 Jobs! It’s a Jobgasm!

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You can no longer say House Republicans are opposed to job creation. Set aside for a moment President Obama’s creation of millions of jobs. John Boehner just led the vote to create 35 whole jobs! That’s right. Not 20. Not even 25. But 35.

Get out of the way of progress, Mr. President!

Of course, President Obama just finished up the best job creation year for a president since Bill Clinton in 1999 by creating 2.5 million jobs in 2014. The Republicans, on the other hand, have done everything possible for SIX YEARS to prevent the creation of even a single job.

But John Boehner is bragging on those 35 permanent positions resulting from a dangerous oil pipeline that will enrich Canadian oil companies who will then sell the oil overseas.

As the Speaker of the House explains in a press release:

PRESS RELEASE

House Defies President’s Veto Threat, Approves Job-Creating Keystone Pipeline

January 9, 2015|Speaker Boehner’s Press Office

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House once again voted, on a bipartisan basis, to approve the Keystone XL pipeline (H.R. 3), the third jobs bill passed by the House this week as part of Republicans’ continuing commitment to put Americans’ priorities – jobs and the economy – first. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement:

“In light of today’s Nebraska Supreme Court ruling, the president should reconsider his threat to veto the Keystone pipeline and the tens of thousands of jobs it will create. A presidential veto would put his own political interests ahead of the needs and priorities of the American people. There is no excuse – scientific or otherwise – for the president to continue blocking the pipeline. An overwhelming majority of Americans support this job-creating energy project and President Obama ought to respect their will and stop standing in the way.”

Tens of thousands of jobs. Of course, there are no tens of thousands of jobs. It will create precisely 35 permanent jobs. That’s not even one person from every state in the Union.

It is interesting that Boehner is pushing this “tens of thousands of jobs” line, because though he was pushing it back in 2011, in 2012, he admitted the project wasn’t going to create the promised 100,000 jobs.

It is true though that more than 35 people will be kept busy cleaning up the oil spills if Keystone XL is built. Maybe those are the 10s of thousands of jobs Boehner is talking about.

Of course, the real reason Boehner voted for the Keystone XL pipeline is not 100,000 jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, or even 35 jobs. The reason Boehner voted to go forward with this offense against the American people is that he stands to make a ton of money off of it due to his investment in the pipeline.

Republicans are a little late to rush to save the economy, especially as it has already been saved, no thanks to them. The proper response to Boehner’s announcement is laughter, and maybe a touch of amazement that Republicans continue to be so impervious to facts.

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19 Replies to “John Boehner Votes to Create 35 Jobs! It’s a Jobgasm!”

  1. Ironically, it would be the only 35 jobs that the Party of No created in 6 years….

    Heck of a job Reichwing!

  2. At the same time his drunkenness refuse to fully fund the highways which coming this summer will cost thousands of jobs. Republican math. You just cant make this shit up

  3. ummm… remember the old Ford(?) slogan..

    Quality is Job One…

    clearly he values QUALITY over QUANTITY…

    these are QUALITY jobs… you know… inspecting the pipeline…

    as was pointed out… the quantity will come later when the quality fails…

  4. What’s the pisser is that 20+ Dems. voted in favor for the Bill. Every cable media should have everyone of those dems on TV ask how can they guarantee against leaks, pollution & contamination. Are they willing to put their F@#$in political career on the line for KXL pipeline?

  5. And yet…ask any republican sheep and they will be pro keystone pipeline.
    They are either the stupidest people on the planet or they are out to destroy the planet in order to make a few people even richer!

  6. With a record like that they should be hiding instead of flaunting their accomplishments. They have done nothing and will continue to do nothing,they are the TAKERS. Keep telling them the real facts,not the lies they serve us.

  7. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. The economy is booming, 11 million people are now employed, and Boehner’s response is to create a job that creates a mere 35 jobs. No doubt that job creation will be among those already in the 2%. And he wonders why we laugh at him

  8. What’s not funny is how Chuck Tood, Wolf Blitzer and George Stephanopoulos bring on GOP representatives who repeat this again and again. There isnt a liberal media bias, otherwise the phoney moniker that Keystone became would have been debunked. Our media is corporate, and it bends to the GOP, who even brazenly will declare it bias against them—-as their themes contantly are the ones dominating the conversation.

    Bush and Cheney have 9/11 and 13 Embassy, Consulate attacks over 8 years in office, and not one rise to the level in which the GOP has created in Benghazi—as the entire right wing operates in concert, to forget what just happened under Bush. A liberal press would not sit back and watch this false run to scandal unfold and not mention—how the previous incidents were dealt with by the opposition party.

    And, most important a liberal media would hold the GOP feet to the fire, like they have done this President, and not allow them to simply insert their next theme.

  9. Tani if the media asked each and every one to come on and explain their position….NOT ONE WOULD ACCEPT. all who voted for this bill are cowards, or believe THEY need not explain anything.

  10. It’s really unfair to say Boehner’s push for the Keystone won;t create thousands of jobs…Maybe not here, but definitely in Canada. When did the GOP begin to worry about Canadian jobs? Pretty much when the Kochs told them how high to jump.

  11. We do not NEED XL. This is a Canadian boondoggle. If the pipeline was so safe, why don’t they use their OWN LAND to redirect the line?

    100% of all the oil is earmarked to Asia, not one drop will be sold in the United States.

    Right now, there is no cost benefit to have the line. I am counting on POTUS to live up to his promise to veto the line if it makes it though Congress.

  12. The DINOS who voted for the pipeline have stock in the damned thing.

    What is interesting is that Pope Francis, last year, said that the Big Bang, evolution, and HUMAN CAUSED climate change is FACT.

    It has been proven that XL WILL leak and when it does, there is no way of recovering the oil from water…it sinks to the bottom of any water source and is planned to go over our nation’s largest aquifer.

    For 35 jobs. Comparing that to what POTUS has ALREADY done, Boehner’s jobs doesn’t even show up on a mathematical comparison.

  13. Canadian province British Columbia rejects plan for Enbridge Northern Gateway, saying company failed to demonstrate adequate clean-up plan.

    American majority reject the Keystone XL Pipeline.

    The tar sands are intended for China.

    Canada has stated if can’t be built in British Columbia or the U.S. they will just ship the tar sands to China.

    So there is absolutely no benefit to the U.S. installing the Keystone XL Pipeline.

    Here is the article I am using as reference.

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jun/01/tar-sands-canada-pipeline-enbridge

  14. Maybe those jobs will be for those Congressional members who don’t get reelected!!!

    A little bend your back work will do them good!

  15. Seriously? Is that all our country is going to get out of this???? Seems like a pretty big gift to Canada don’t you think? Don’t think for one minute that those SOB’s don’t have something in it for them! Don’t be naive people! Risk our children’s future so these greedy good for nothing jackasses can benefit yet again? Come on!

  16. I’m not sure I’d say the economy is booming (for anyone but the 1%). But I WOULD say that it’s finally starting to move for the rest of us, no thanks to the GOP.

    All credit to President Obama, who’s achieved an incredible amount so far with one hand tied firmly behind his back.

    Well done, Sir!

  17. Canada? You haven’t looked at who holds big chunks of the leases on the land that hold the resources, and (un)healthy amounts of stock in things that are tied to the project, have you? Or read Canadian materials on the subject?

    It seems that the only people who really want this project are either in the Canadian government or American big business. Or hold stock? I’m looking at YOU, Boehner…

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