Sunday, July 21, 2013

Boehner: Judge Congress By "How Many Laws We Repeal"

Whatever happened to the Republicans' supposed concern with "jobs, jobs, jobs"? It's hardly part of their rhetoric any more, as the GOP is preoccupied with endless votes to repeal Obamacare and bills that restrict women's right to choose. Bob Schieffer questioned House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on "Face the Nation" about today's historically unpopular, unproductive Congress. Boehner presented his do-nothing party's real purpose: "We ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal." Watch:



BOEHNER: Well, Bob, we should not be judged on how many new laws we create. We ought to be judged on how many laws that we repeal. We’ve got more laws than the administration could ever enforce. And so we don’t do commemorative bills on the floor. We don’t do all that nonsense. We deal with what the American people want us to deal with. Unpopular? Yes. Why? We’re in a divided government. We’re fighting for what we believe in. Sometimes, you know, the American people don’t like this mess.

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