John Boehner Shows Off His Callousness While Berating Unemployed Americans

boehner-memoWhenever Republicans try to pretend to care about average Americans, I usually just laugh. Time and time again members of the Republican party show what disdain they really have for the vast majority of Americans.

Sure, they mask this disdain in often well-worded propaganda that those who don’t like to think for themselves eat right up. But for those of us who like to actually think for ourselves and analyze what’s going on, their policies prove just how little they care about most Americans.

Take for instances comments recently made about unemployed Americans by the “head Republican,” Speaker of the House John Boehner.

While speaking about the unemployed Boehner said, “This idea that has been born, maybe out of the economy over the last couple years, that you know, I really don’t have to work. I don’t really want to do this. I think I’d rather just sit around. This is a very sick idea for our country. If you wanted something you worked for it. Trust me, I did it all.”

As if unemployed Americans are just lazy moochers sitting back living extravagant lifestyles.

I always love when Republicans roll out this absurd notion that most unemployed Americans are just unmotivated bums not wanting to work. Are there people who do abuse unemployment and government benefits? Of course. But for Boehner to basically insinuate that most unemployed Americans just don’t want to work is ridiculous.

Besides, trickle-down economics has been going strong for well over three decades now; when exactly does it start to “trickle down”? But that’s a topic for another article.

Anyone who supports Boehner, and this kind of right-wing nonsense, should be ashamed of themselves. Comments such as these serve no other purpose than to stir up feelings of anger and hate toward those who are struggling in this country to find employment.

Yet Boehner is attacking these Americans to “fire up conservative voters” heading into this November’s midterm elections.

Then again, this is what Republicans typically like to do. Disgustingly attack some of the most vulnerable among us for their own political gains.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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