The very same Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner who was just this past Monday, September 30th, talking about amending the Continuing Resolution to fund the US Government to include a provision that would remove the special health insurance subsidies received by members of Congress and their staffs, has been working for months in secret e-mails and meetings to make sure that those subsidies would stay in place.
Shocked? Nope, not me either. In a story initially reported by Politico and picked up by the Blaze and discussed on Glenn Beck’s show, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s chief of staff, David Krone, leaked e-mails coming from Boehner’s office.
The e-mails detail how Boehner was clearly lobbying to maintain the subsidies. They even go so far as to suggest a fake meeting on immigration between Boehner, Reed, and President Obama in order to hash out the particulars. Although the situation doesn’t paint Krone or the Democrats in the greatest of lights either, the juxtaposition of Boehner talking publicly against something that secretly he was trying to lobby for just proves how much of a lousy, sniveling, shameful career politician he is.
He represents the worst of Washington. Not because it would be better to have more off-their-rocker, ignorant Tea Party “Patriots” in DC, but because Washington needs less shills and more people with integrity.
Watch Glenn Beck flip out about it below: