John Boehner’s Latest Tweets Show That He Can No Longer Deny President Obama’s Economic Success

boehner-obamacareFor years, much of all you’ve heard from Republicans is how terrible President Obama has been for the economy. Unfortunately, coming off the worst economic crash in nearly a century, the propaganda was easy to push. It seems there are quite a few Americans in this country who expected this president to snap his fingers and fix everything within six months. And I’m amazed at how many people I come across, usually conservatives, who honestly believe that President Obama was in office back in 2008 when the crash occurred.

But for those of us who remember just how bad that crash was, and for how long our economy has been improving under this president, we’ve all recognized the huge strides we’ve made to move closer to fully recovering from the disastrous economic policies of President Obama’s predecessor. In fact, 2014 was one of the best economic years in this nation’s history.

And it seems 2015 is continuing that trend as February’s jobs report didn’t just meet expectations, it blew them away. We created 295,000 jobs, marking the 12th straight month where we’ve created over 200k jobs. Not only that, but unemployment fell to 5.5 percent.

Well, just like with every month, Speaker of the House John Boehner sends out some sort of negative-themed tweet trying to downgrade any positivity surrounding the report. But this month was a little different. While he kept with his typical, petty attacks on the president, in a bit of a surprising move, he actually admitted that the report was good:

Notice how both tweets mention wages? Well, since Boehner can no longer ask President Obama “Where are the jobs?,” now he’s pathetically trying to blame income inequality on this president.

I guess we should all just ignore the fact that some of the biggest years for income inequality in our history came in the four years preceding our 2008 crash (when Bush was president), or that income inequality really became an issue during the Reagan presidency. None of that seems to matter because, according to Republicans, the continued decline of the middle class is completely Obama’s fault.

But it’s like I’ve said before, with taxes still at historic lows and the wealthy doing better than they ever have before, when a Republican tries to use wage stagnation against President Obama, all they’re doing is admitting that trickle-down economics is a failure. According to that economic theory, the better the rich are doing, the better we should all be doing – except that’s never what happens. History tells us, the more the rich have, the less the rest of us have – and the more we give them, the more they want.

If the worst thing John Boehner can use to try to bash this president’s economic success is wages, something that’s been an issue since the 80’s, that’s just pathetically sad.

And to think, President Obama has done all of this without a single shred of help from the Republican party. In fact, he’s done it despite the fact the GOP has done just about everything they possibly could to sabotage everything he has tried to accomplish.

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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