September 19, 2014 7:12 pm -

[su_right_ad]Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) hit upon a popular Republican theme when he told a crowd at a conservative think tank that unemployed Americans just don’t want to work, and would rather “just sit around.”

Fittingly, it was in response to a question about Paul Ryan’s so-called poverty plan, because it was Ryan who most eloquently summed up the idea Boehner was trying to convey. During a Q&A session at the American Enterprise Institute, Boehner was asked to comment on Ryan’s plans to expand the earned income tax credit, and reform mandatory minimum sentencing laws. He explained that we have a responsibility to bring “these people” (the unemployed?) back into the “mainstream of America, and that “this idea that’s been born over the last, maybe out of the economy, over the last couple of years, that ‘You know, I don’t really have to work, you know, I don’t really want to do this, I think I’d just rather sit around,’ this is a very sick idea for our country.”

He then went on to explain that all Americans should have a business-owning parent who’s willing to exploit child labor:

For those of you without a family-owned business to work in, the theory here is that the promise of an earned income tax credit will counteract the culture of not-work that so many of these people are clearly laying around in, not working. Some liberals are taking Boehner’s remark as…READ MORE

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

27 responses to John Boehner Thinks Certain Unemployed Americans Would ‘Just Rather Sit Around’

  1. tracey marie September 19th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    cloak and dagger racism

    • granpa.usthai September 19th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      among other CLASS WARFARE rouses that’ll keep them from having to get off their lazy do nothing butts to do anything constructive for US.

      • tracey marie September 19th, 2014 at 8:35 pm

        8 days in three months, that is all they will work. disgusting, let the goptp try and harrass the President for his golf.

  2. mea_mark September 19th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    The republicans are telling their base they are entitled and that everyone else isn’t. Simple message for simple minded selfish people. So sad it works.

    • juicyfruityyy September 19th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      True. They think they are voting for “Mr Smith Goes to Washington”.

    • granpa.usthai September 19th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      the ‘righteousness’ of unrestrained GREED. Staple of the Republican Party since Reagan’s days.

  3. edmeyer_able September 19th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Part of the republicans success comes from their ability to make their voters believe it’s the other lazy bums they’re talking about not them.

    • William September 20th, 2014 at 10:01 am

      What a scam. Rich corporations getting poor people to defend them by convincing them that their real enemy is the government.

  4. KB723 September 19th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Your Tax dollars at work…

    • granpa.usthai September 19th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      I would just leave off the ‘at work’

      • KB723 September 19th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

        Fair Enough….

  5. tiredoftea September 19th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Oh, you mean like Congress, Orange John?

    • granpa.usthai September 19th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      does he sound a bit like an overly spoiled privileged class brat or what?

  6. NW10 September 19th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

  7. juicyfruityyy September 19th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Congress goes to a meeting and says “No”; and think they have done a day’s work. We work harder than them in one day. Than they do in one year.

    • granpa.usthai September 19th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      two terms
      uh six terms
      uh maybe for infinity?

  8. granpa.usthai September 19th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    not everyone unemployed is running for a Republican House Seat.

  9. KB723 September 19th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Hmmm… Unemployment, Taxes, the 1%, the 99%… Enough to make one feel we no longer matter and are simply a commodity???

  10. searambler September 19th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    This, from the guy who just gave Congress a couple months off so they could go home and convince their constituents that they deserve to keep their jobs in November…….

  11. eddie1247 September 19th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Nothing like leading by example Johnny boy.

  12. AnthonyLook September 20th, 2014 at 4:43 am

    Spoken like a true culero.

  13. rg9rts September 20th, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I think that Boner is confusing the unemployed with the gopee congress

  14. Wayout September 20th, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I know you libs never want to face the truth, but drive around any city in the middle of the day and you will see hundreds of young people just lounging around. Face it, why work when food stamps and welfare are easy to get and Section 8 housing is available. If a person wants to work they can find something. The Labor Ready offices are always looking for young, strong men to do manual labor.

    • William September 20th, 2014 at 9:54 am

      I know you baggers never want to face the truth

  15. William September 20th, 2014 at 9:57 am

    John Boehner talking about laziness. You just can’t make this stuff up.

  16. William September 20th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    This guy leads the least productive Congress in modern history and wants to talk about work ethic.

  17. doorkeeper October 6th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Here is a real drunk as all republicans are, it really showed when they shut down the government for a loss of 27 billon dollars,this is a disgraced congress and making 240.000 a year and work 120 days or less.6 years in a row.We the people need to turn them out to pasture for good.