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.)

  • John. does that include that county in Kentucky that is 95% white, 92.22% republican and has the highest percentage of people in the SNAP program? Just asking.

    • willi0000000

      now you know that’s totally unfair.

      [bringing facts to a shitfight, what were you thinking?]

  • jon terns

    I am probably going to upset some people here and I don’t mean to. Should he have given himself that much time off? NO! Should anyone in congress or holding a political office be given that much time off! A really big NO! Are SOME poor people lazy? I think so. Is it easy for us to call them lazy without fully understanding what they go through? Of course it is! We can call names all day long, but until we walk a mile in their shoes, we should just keep quiet.

    • ohpaleasegivemeabreak

      Better yet, do something about it.

      Because doing otherwise is validating the status quo.

  • serfdumb

    I’ve met plenty of lazy people but none quite so lazy and hypocritical as John Boehner. How can he even look at himself in the mirror? Please vote this November.

  • Ex_ATC

    The sad thing is the same lazy people he complains about will probably re-elect him in a month or so…

  • MrUniteUs1

    I like this website. XLNT article Matt

  • Dimart45

    Your knowledge of the fact that House Representatives represent their districts is disgraceful. Part of their JOB is to be with and relate to their constituents in order to better serve them. Sad that the editor of this site doesn’t grasp the basics. Also disgusting that he doesn’t mention that Harry Reid’s Senate is also done until the elections. Your sickening bias makes Breitbart look like the height of unbiased news.