Boehner Wonders Why Democrats Didn’t Pass A Bill Which They Already Passed
A funny exchange (not exactly ha ha funny though) happened between House Speaker John Boehner and Chuck Schumer on Twitter.
[su_center_ad]It went like this:
— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) December 15, 2014
A really smart Republican (who has me blocked on the Twitter machine. He probably thinks I’m a libtard or something) weighed in.
— just another mo (@JustAnotherMo) December 15, 2014
The answer to that question is: yes, yes he was and still is.
The answer to that question is: It happened in 2014 — not 1993 — so it makes a big difference.
The GOP-led house has ignored the the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, a program which was implemented in
The Huffington Post reports:
A Republican senator Tuesday blocked a bill that would have renewed a government program credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist strikes after the Sept. 11 attacks.
The objections of Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, who is retiring this year, dimmed chances for any action in the waning hours of the lame-duck session of Congress.
Mr. House Speaker, Democrats did pass it and a Republican obstructed it which is a thing they do. It’s been a commonplace occurrence ever since Obama took office.
The terrorism risk insurance program was originally enacted in 2002 after the 9/11 attacks caused the private market for terrorism insurance to collapse. It provides a government backstop for insurance companies in the event of catastrophic losses, and had widespread support from business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
So we can only conclude that Coburn obviously did not like a program passed during the Bush administration. Unless, it’s because of Obama – but that would be crazy.
Full disclosure: I have no idea whether TRIA is a good program or a bad one, but at least John Boehner should know the bill he’s upset Democrats didn’t pass, even though they already did.
H/T: My buddy @TomCinmidlife with thanks. [su_csky_ad]