John Boehner (before he became Speaker) on the day after the Nov. 2 elections:
As you heard me say last night, we are humbled by the trust that the American people have placed in us and we recognize this is a time for us to roll up our sleeves and go to work on the people's priorities: creating jobs, cutting spending and reforming the way Congress does its business.
Speaker of the US House, John Boehner this week, from
"Over the last two years since President Obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs," Boehner said. "And if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it. We're broke. It's time for us to get serious about how we're spending the nation's money."
One of these things is not like the other. What happened to "the people's priorities?"
cross-posted at MainSt/workingamerica.org