John Boehner’s Tweet Following Overwhelmingly Positive Jobs Report Proves He Hates Job Creation

Sad-BoehnerAs most people know, every month the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a new jobs report detailing what our current unemployment rate sits at and how many jobs we created (or lost) the previous month. And as most people who don’t follow Fox News know, every single month since March of 2010 we’ve created private sector jobs in this country.

For the mathematically challenged that’s 58 straight months – otherwise known as the longest streak in United States history. Again, without any help from the GOP.

In December we created 252k jobs, capping off the best year for job creation since 1999, 2.95 million in total. For the year we created over 200k jobs in every single month except for two. Oh, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.6%. That’s a full 1.1% below what it was in December of 2013. This was one of those reports where you had to really dig deep to try to find any way to put a negative spin on it.

But there’s also another monthly tradition that seems to unofficially coincide with the release of our jobs report: House Speaker John Boehner almost immediately tweeting something negative about jobs right after the jobs report is released.

Though I guess that’s better than trying to take credit for our continued economic growth, like some other Republicans.

But let’s take a look at this month’s tweet:


Notice the time, right around the same time the jobs report was released. It’s the same thing every month. A positive jobs report comes out, and Boehner almost instantly tweets something out trying to put a negative spin on it.

It really is pathetic.

But I think it’s obvious, Boehner really must hate job creation. Either that or he just hates America. Even though we’ve created over 11 million in less than 5 years, unemployment is down well below 6% and we just had the best year for job growth since 1999 – he just seems so miserable. The only conclusion I can come up with is that he hates the fact that millions of Americans have found jobs.

How patriotic.

Now, are wages still an issue? Yes. But let’s not pretend as if that’s Obama’s fault. Wages have been mostly stagnant for going on 40 years now. You know, since the dawn of trickle-down economics. And like always, with taxes still at historic lows and the wealthier doing better than at any other time in our history, when Republicans like Boehner complain about wages what they’re really doing is admitting that trickle-down economics doesn’t work.

It’s just such an embarrassment that one of the most powerful people in our government, and the defacto leader of the Republican party, seems to be rooting so heavily for the failure of our economy so that his party can gain politically.

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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  • Rebecca Greeneyes Malagon

    That’s cause he’s a complete an utter doucshe bag

    • Bah

      Yep, he’s an asshat.

  • Kitty Lynne

    Man is a jackass.

  • Sam

    He has a point and his leadership in the house s responsible for flat lining wages with their trickle down economy
    anti workers rights
    anti minimum wage increase
    anti workers organization
    anti banking reform
    anti lobbyist reform
    anti immigration reform
    They are to busy proposing over 400 bills to control womens reproductive organs to worry about jobs.

    • disqus_b3XALFVPCi

      trickle down – the form of economics in which those in the higher echelons piss all over those in the lower

      • Old Top Kick

        And then tell you that it’s raining.

      • Nick

        and to be thankful

      • xnerd

        And then give more of it back than they have to

  • Old Top Kick

    Boehner has had his head up his ass for so long that his face is permanently stained a disgusting shade of burnt umber.

  • disqus_b3XALFVPCi

    Isn’t it ironic that he speaks about “stubbornly flat paychecks” and yet the republicans are the ones opposed to everything that could change that?

    • Ruth Hill

      For as long as I can remember republicans have been saying that unions destroyed America by demanding fair wages. Also, they insist that low wages attracts business and is necessary for job creation. There must have been a smirk a mile wide on Boehner’s face when he tweeted that.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      Maybe Boehner and his Congress should increase the minimum wage then. That would certainly help those flat paychecks, at least the paychecks of the actual work force.

  • worrierking

    Don’t give up. 2015 is the year. I predict that this is the year that we’ll see the wage increases promised from Ronald Reagan’s trickle down policy.

    • Robert B.

      Must have a dusty crystal ball. lol

  • Blitoblito

    See how the job creators have been hard at work and need to be rewarded? They’re now making it possible for even the LAZIEST american workers to start getting jobs. Doubtful those lazy workers will be very productive, so let’s keep their wages just low enough to keep them from going back to sucking on the Federal teat.

    • regressive white trash reli


  • Virginia Ann Ullrich-Serna

    Ok so this is off topic but the United States is not America. Granted some of the stuff or country does effects the rest of the world, there are 2 other countries that occupy the continent of North America . Please try and refrain from calling the United States ….America. just a pet peeve of mine because it make us look like imperialist snobs.

    • herenowhere3

      You realize the name of our country is The United States of America, right? And our nationality is American. America and United States are used interchangeably. No one says America and is referring to the continent of North America, when they mean the continent they say North America. If you want to nitpick, find something that actually matters.

      • Mhizz

        LMAO….. this is a prime example of how stupid “progressives” are lmao lmao lmao.
        It’s the same ignorance in research and knowing the facts and causes of what nobama is doing. They just believe what the stupid media spews out without actually researching and knowing wtf is going on.

      • regressive whitetrash religiou

        shall we compare “America” on jan 2009 VS jan 2014?
        or,,,,,,,,,,,,,,compare those stellar policies of the white trash regressive religious GOP scum which screwed America??
        …..those facts???

      • MsuJester

        There is so much wrong with this comment thread. First, there are two “American” continents, North and South America. Second, there are far more than 3 countries in North America – let’s not forget that Central American is part of the North American continent. And lastly, ask people in Central and South america how they feel about the US co-opting the term “Americans”. As a friend of mine in Costa Rica once told me “I’m an American too”.

    • tkgold

      Learn the difference between the words effects and affects. Then you can tell us what to call America, snob.

      • regressive whitetrash religiou

        they really are “brilliant” aren’t they???

  • rossbro

    The Orangeasshole must hate America. He acts like it.

    • GenerallyConfused

      And suddenly I just had a flash in my head of Mr. Orange in Gollum’s voice “Tricksy, False… We hates them..”

  • Claire McWilliams

    So why doesn’t he do something about it? Something that will help bridge that gap instead of increasingly widening it? Why a hypocritical douche bag.

  • BPMM

    The House GOP, under Bonehead’s leadership has tried to repeal Obamacare over 50 times, while doing nothing to create jobs. This country is now in trouble with both the House and Senate in GOP hands. Mark my words, this economy will circle the drain now that the GOP can enact their destructive policies.

    • Mhizz

      The jobs are being created as everyone is saying…. why are you crying about him not creating jobs…. That’s just an ignorant comment. Not EVERYONE should only be focusing on creating jobs. There’s just a little more to our country than job creation., like fighting against nobama enacting bills that are weakening America…you would only know this if you weren’t blind following other blinds. Do some research people. SOME of the things nobama is doing MIGHT look good at this specific moment in time, but their long term affacts are absolutely horrendous…if you care about security and the American way.

      • regressive white trash reli

        please give us legislations Obama has passed which “weaken” america

      • Mhizz

        Foreign Policy – I don’t even think I need to say anything, go to any respectable source and you will see the rest of the world has little to no respect for nobama.

        Military – Our military is gowing through continuous cuts, putting it at historicallly weak levels

        Immigration – He is basically giving up. I don’t see much if any good coming from letting millions of illegals become citizens. I will admit that I have not read in depth all of his immigration ideas but what I do know about is not safe and BEST for America.

        I can say that he has done well with job creation and Obamacare is a good IDEA but should have received a LOT more thought and input before he shoved it down the countries throat.

      • regressive whitetrash religiou

        “the rest of the world has no respect,,,,,,”
        ,,,,,shall we compare that “respect” to the PRIOR administrations “respect”???
        our military is bloated; and even with sequester cuts we ar still EASILY the most powerful one in HISTORY,,,,,,,,,,,,
        or: do YOU “think” another country will invade us? take us on in a war????
        heres a photo showing (above) the respect we got from others with the PRIOR administration

      • BPMM

        Yes, I can tell you watch FOX News. You GOP gubers all talk about policies weakening America and about the long term effects (not affacts which is not a word), but these are just abstract notions with no factual basis. Face it, Obama has outsmarted all those dumb GOP leaders while they were attempting to obstruct everything he tried…….and they and you cannot stand a black man living in the White House. Embrace the suck.

      • regressive whitetrash religiou

        read my reply to him and his subsequent reply,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,he is really ill informed

      • GenerallyConfused

        what policies has Obama enacted that weakens the country? Please provide articles that are not from Fixed “news” as proof of your statements, otherwise you are just repeating propaganda.

      • Janelle Kindred

        If you cared about the American way you would know how government works and you would know that congress is the only one that can enact bills (legislation). Why dont you tell us 1 thing President Obama is doing to weaken America…just one we will wait……..

      • nette

        Be specific.

  • Avatar

    Boehner to Americans; I love my job even if I’m the historically incompetent Speaker of House! Thanks for sixty figure paychecks! I know it’s crazy to have more than 200 days of paid vacation too!

  • regressive white trash reli

    wasn’t Boehner famous for ” WHERE ARE THE JOBS?”………………………………..Hmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, yep!!!

  • GenerallyConfused

    Dear Mr. Orange –

    Instead of bringing more wasteful repeals of the ACA, more anti-women’s rights, anti-anything productive that would shed a good light on the President, why don’t you DO something about it? Oh, right. The middle class families that you’re using as a talking point don’t matter as much as your much wealthier friends – they donate to your campaigns.

    And it’d take time away from doing your fake-tan. Sorry for suggesting you do your job. My bad.

  • craigr

    And, in one tweet, he indicts Trickle-Down economics.