Boehner, McConnell Talk Prospects for Next Congress

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Presumptive House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters today that he will work toward a “smaller, less costly and more accountable government here in Washington, D.C.” Though his remarks were short on policy, Boehner said he would aim to repeal the health care bill and extend the Bush tax cuts.

Boehner also said current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called him to wish him good luck in his new role. But apparently she didn’t get through. “Speaker Pelosi left me a very nice voicemail,” Boehner said.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who joined Boehner at the press conference, said last night’s election was “clearly a referendum” on the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress. In voting to give Republicans the majority in the House and increasing the number of Republicans in the Senate, the American people said “they appreciated us saying no to the things that the American people indicated they were not in favor of,” McConnell added.

McConnell also said he hopes to work with the president on areas in which there is some agreement, specifically citing so-called clean coal technology and nuclear power. “It’s clear that we’re going to have to have some kind of bipartisan agreement,” McConnell said.

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GOP's current Lie and Party Mantra is “that we are listening to the people”! They maybe listening to the people (in one ear and out the other) — but they sure are Working hard for Wall Street!

Soon to be Speaker Boehner ( who by the way, Proudly stood side by side with a Nazi sympathizer, someone who puts on the Nazi uniform, a symbolism for “white supremacy”) stated that the GOP tidal wave is definitely not a time for celebration. He certainly got that right, because this is a time for Woe! And by the way the Tea-Partiers, will be their worse “nightmare”.

But, it will be average Americans who will get hurt by this tidal wave of destruction, which will not bring in anything good for the people. It came to me watching this debacle, this “tidal wave of destruction”, that it is the North vs. the South all over again, in another cleverly disguised form, and sometimes not so disguised. I mean when they say take their country back, take it back from whom?

And, it's amazing to me the “fickleness” of the American people to go back and elect GOP operatives that brought this country to the brink of ruin and catastrophe. Haven't they suffered enough? The GOP Party is obviously a group for big business and corporations and Not a group for the People! They are not even for small businesses, though they pretend to be. If they were for small business, than why are there so many large Wal-marts, Lowes, Home Depots, so that the small mom and pop operations are squeezed out of business. Democrats even have to fight the GOP to get them to extend UE benefits when needed, especially when GOP know that the jobs are just not here anymore due to their policies of outsourcing good jobs to China and India and on the otherhand saying No to any investment in America and her infrastructure which by the way, creates jobs, jobs, jobs! Does anyone in the GOP Party have a heart or compassion for anyone or anything other than big business?

I feel sorry for average Americans who continue to shoulder the tax burdens because the wealthy and big Corporations pay very little or no taxes at all due to tax loopholes, which is just another way of lying and cheating and getting over on the American people. If the American people want more money in their wallets, than they should go about getting the wealthy to pay their fair share once again.

We, who truly love humanity, justice and an equal playing field, can only pray that the people will eventually see through the GOP lies and deceptions and get off the “yellow brick road” to nowhere, before its too late and we really do become a third-world country under dictatorship once again!


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