With Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) preparing to waffle on the debt ceiling, it's as good of a time as any to review Boehner's voting record.
Rhetoric means nothing. Actions mean everything.
- Voted for No Child Left Behind Act - his "proudest achievement"
- Voted for Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit - the largest expansion of welfare since LBJ's "Great Society"
- Voted for Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 ($700 billion bank bailout)
- Voted for the PATRIOT ACT (unconstitutional)
- Voted for allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the United States without legal residency (H.R. 1885)
- Voted against enforcement of immigration laws and border security (H.R. 4437)
- Voted against capping U.S. taxpayer "contributions" to the United Nations (H.R. 1950)
- Voted against religious freedom for churches (H.R. 2357)
- Voted against ending a federal mandate requiring localities to provide foreign-language ballots (H.R. 9)
- Voted against stopping an executive order requiring federal contractors to provide translators (H.R. 3061)
- Voted against cutting 1% of spending across the board from every program funded by the Treasury Department and Postal Service Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5120)
John Boehner has been committed to one thing, and one thing only during his 20 years in Washington, DC … which is growing the size and scope (and cost) of the federal government.
Quite frankly, conservatives have at least as much in common with Barack Obama as they do with John Boehner. Possibly more. So why do conservatives support him?
Lord only knows.