On Thursday, Congress gave itself a vacation until Election Day even though they’ve already had more time off this year than Obama has taken in his entire presidency. That was amazing enough, but then Speaker of the House John Boehner had the gall to tell the American Enterprise Institute that poor people are just being lazy.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday expressed his dissatisfaction with a chronically high jobless rate and complained of a “very sick idea” that the unemployed would “rather just sit around.”
[…] Boehner then lamented “this idea that has been born, maybe out of the economy over the last couple years, that you know, I really don’t have to work. I don’t really want to do this. I think I’d rather just sit around. This is a very sick idea for our country.”
You can do some high livin’ on that $300 a week, yessirreebob! That’s why Boehner has so bravely stood up against extended unemployment insurance, is so that people who lost their jobs through no fault of their own don’t take an extended vacation on the taxpayer’s dime like he does. Because people with poverty-level incomes are just too lazy to get those nonexistent jobs that Boehner promised to create. (He promises he’ll get around to that as soon as he gets back from his, y’know, extended vacation.)