Speaker John Boehner: ‘So Be It’

By | February 18, 2011

House Speaker John BoehnerProgressives are up-in-arms over the loss of government jobs that will occur due to the kinds of deep budget cuts House Republicans are pushing.  House Speaker John Boehner’s response to them was clear, truthful and responsible

In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. If some of those jobs are lost, so be it. We’re broke.

Liberals are painting the Speaker as a mean-hearted elitist for the most polarizing and honest and succinct part of the entire response – “So be it”.

Speaker Boehner isn’t saying that he doesn’t care if people lose jobs. He’s is telling it like it is. We are out of money and can no longer afford to pay all these people. Companies do it, families do it and finally our government is figuring out that it must also do so.

If a business’ model fails and it is unable to create the revenue needed to pay its bills, lay-offs occur. If a family becomes short of cash, they might stop paying to have the lawn mowed or the car washed. If the government cannot afford the 200,000 people that Obama added to the Federal pay rolls, lay-offs are required – So be it!

Our government has taken on more debt in the last two years than in the entirety of its history – all under one President and a Pelosi/Reid lead Congress. Those irresponsible policies have already cost numerous liberal Congressional members their jobs and Nancy Pelosi the leadership of the house.  Failing to reverse the trend may cost more short-sighted, over spending progressives their seats – so be it!

The government is doing too much and none of it that well. If becoming fiscally responsible with our Federal checking account costs a few union-protected, unnecessary jobs in government organizations that aren’t even Constitutionally provided for – So Be It!


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