Thursday, June 2, 2011

John Boehner - US House speaker - sheds no tears for American Homeowners especially in home state of OHIO

Yes, by now, we have all seen, one of the tug-at-your-heart, emotional - crying episodes from
                  US HOUSE speaker - OHIO republican John Boehner
Courtesy of Huffington Post

Boehner claims he is a typical American and one of us, and that he'd spent his whole life "chasing the American Dream." It's hard not to get emotional - when listening to him - tell the story of what he and his working class family have accomplished. One of the families crowning jewel accomplishments - buying and owning a home - in the great state of OHIO.

Only 7 months ago (election night - Nov 2) and just after he learned the GOP had taken majority control of the House of Representatives, Boehner, in an emotionally charged speech - addressed the crowd. He said....
"....Listen, I hold these {American} values dear because I've lived them. I've spent my whole life chasing the American Dream.... I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working every rotten job there was and night shift{s}, [A]nd I poured my heart and soul into running a small business." Boehner continued, his voice trembling. "And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation,... I put my name forward and ran for office."

Boehner consistently voted with Wall Street on major policy issues.
In 2008 Boehner voted in favor of giving billions in bailouts to the Banks and Wall Street firms. But, in 2009 and 2010 he strongly opposed any oversight legislation that would have led to some financial reform. In his new job as House Speaker, Boehner is tasked with leading the GOP's Congressional agenda and heading up the corporate fundraising efforts.
According to a Wall Street Journal article, late last year, John Boehner made a public pitch and open challenge to James Dimon, the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of J.P.Morgan Chase, at a Capitol Hill restaurant. The challenge - GIVE US MORE MONEY!!! Mr. Boehner was alleged to have told Mr. Dimon that congressional Republicans had stood up to President Obamas' efforts to curb Wall Street pay and to impose new regulations. Apparently Boehner voiced his disappointment that many of the Wall Street Banks and investment firms continued to donate money to Democrats, while the Republicans were doing all the political "heavy lifting."  J.P. Morgan declined to comment to the Wall Street Journal for the article.

Boehner: you see all these little kids running around….(sniffle- sniffle)…I can’t talk about it
Leslie Stahl: Why? (can’t you talk about the kids without crying?)
Boehner: ...making sure these kids… have a shot at the American Dream….. Like I did.

It took only 6 forget the American Dream ...after becoming Speaker.

"Crying - all the Way to the Bank"
As foreclosures have steadily ravaged his eighth district, Boehner has raked in millions of dollars of campaign cash from his friends working in the financial sector. Boehner has raised a staggering $4.25 MILLION dollars during his public career from the finance, real estate and insurance industries (according to the Center for Responsive Politics) Then, in just the first four months since becoming Speaker of the House, Boehner raised an additional $638,000 from this same sector - for his political action committees (PAC) and the Republican Party (according to Paul Blumenthal of the Sunlight Foundation)

For more on Boehner, please read the excellent (below linked) piece by Zach Carter (Huffington Post)

And a special thanks to a FRAUDclosure fighter -  Lisa E of (Foreclosure Hamlet)

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