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YESTERDAY, HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER said these words: “We should not be judged on how many new laws we create. We ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal. We’ve got more laws than the administration could ever enforce.” (July 21, 2013), And he is being raked over the coals all over the place by those/we furshlugginer librulls.

Why? He is completely accurate in his statement. We don’t necessarily need any new laws at this exact moment.

Years ago, I read that if one considered every form of government in this country from the feds on down to the smallest town, there were more than 1,000,000,000 laws on the books in these here United States! ONE MILLION LAWS?!? Telling us what we cannot do and have to do.

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So, there are too many damn laws in the US!

The problem we of the progressive ilk have with Mr. Boehner and those of the conservative ilk isn’t that they want to repeal laws. Hell’s Belles, they could do away with a few hundred thousand of them and I would applaud!

The problem is the ones that they want to repeal are the ones that we need to protect us from the rapacious nature of the wealthy and the corporations!

Now, while the first few lines of his statement are all over the internet, they were not all that he said. Mr. Boehner also said, “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.”

If the Republicans dealt with what the American people want, then among so many other things:

•  thousands of banksters and other Wall Street criminals would be in prion;

•  millions of Americans would have had their mortgages forgiven when we bailed out the CORRUPT lenders and would have their houses back in their possession;

•  there would be almost NO American troops anywhere in the world except in local National Guard centers;

 there would be progressive taxation with little or no loopholes for the wealthy and the corporations;

•  corporations would NOT be given taxpayer-funded, financial incentives to ship American jobs overseas; and

•  we would all have medical insurance under a single-payer health care plan.

So, do not flay Mr. Boehner for his comment as it stands. Do not laugh at him because you think he sounds stupid. That just makes you/me/us look stupid. Instead, flay him for the lies. Laugh at him for being the loser grasping at straws that he has become . . .

(Humorous aside time: When I used my spell-checker on this piece, it flagged BOEHNER as a possible mis-spelling and suggested BONER in its stead. To be fair to him, his last name is almost certainly German, probably had an umlaut, and its correct pronunciation varies, with ay and ur among the variations.)


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HEADER IMAGE: The cartoon at the top of page is by Seattle’s own David Horsey, perhaps my faveravest editorial cartoonist of the past few decades—a time when we were living through a Golden Age of Editorial Cartoonists!


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