Rep. John Boehner

Republican  •  8th District, Ohio  •  12th Term  •  Sworn In 1991
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  • Anonymous 06/08/2008 2:11pm

    For GOD’s SAKE – have COMPASSION on AMERICAN WORKERS who have through NO FAULT of their own lost their JOBS and are not getting rehired!!!!!!!!! Pass S.B. 2544 or the War Bill or SOMETHING to extend unemployment benefits!!!!!!!!!

    What kind of country lets AMERICANS lose EVERYTHING and sends money OVERSEAS to people who have OUR jobs there???

  • Anonymous 06/11/2008 10:45pm
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    I can’t believe you opposed HR5749. You are a scumbag and the people know it now. We might be down on our luck now but you always be a disgrace of a human being. Ever stand up for the middle class in your whole life or just sell them out? Republicans are done in November for a long time not just a couple of years. A long time. The people just wised up! vote for HR5749 tomorrow. The people are watching.

  • WashingtonGirl 06/12/2008 1:10pm

    Representative Boehner,

    Please reconsider and support HR5749. The American people are hurting badly. The current administration has done nothing to stimulate job growth. Wages and benefits have shrunk. Through no fault of our own, many of us have found ourselves out of work. It is a difficult economy. We are not slackers. We want to work. I have never been unemployed in my long career. This has nothing to do w changing the energy policy. All that takes time! The unemployment numbers are much higher when you count the folks who have been forced to work part-time, and those who no longer receive benefits. You are ruining McCain’s chances this fall!! We will remember this!

    Posted back in February:

    Keith Hall, the commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
    Hall conceded in his testimony Friday that the labor market was weaker than suggested by the decline in the unemployment rate. He pointing to an increase of 637,000 workers over the past 12 months who have part-time jobs but would prefer to be working full time.

    He said the bureau’s broadest measure of the unemployment rate, one which counts as unemployed both those part-time workers who want full-time jobs as well as those not searching for a job at the moment but who are interested in finding work, now stands at 8.9%, up from 8.1% a year ago.

  • Anonymous 06/12/2008 1:10pm

    OHIO NEEDS UE EXTENSIONS!!! WHO DO YOU SERVE OHIO OR BUSH? STAND UP FOR THE PEOPLE NOW!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous 06/12/2008 1:25pm

    Your a digrace for America! Your opposition to HR5749 is embarrasing for your state. I hope you are unemployed someday.

  • Anonymous 06/12/2008 2:53pm

    Stop the partisanship. Your party are out of touch fools!

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    xbowmanelk 10/04/2013 5:46am

    The fools are in charge of the senate and whitehouse, which has been disgraced!

  • Anonymous 06/12/2008 4:37pm

    Ohio will not forget you voting no on HR5749. And we will get somebody to run against you next. You betrayed your state and we will not forget it!

  • Anonymous 06/13/2008 5:54am

    We are displeased with your NAY vote on H.R.5749. Please be aware that unemployed Republicans won’t be voting for you or anymore. The most upsetting idea you and your Republican Cohorts presented is that a person would be eligible for a year of unemployment benefits after working only a week! That is VERY misleading, it is degrading, it makes it seem like a person wants a handout and would be eligible for a large amount of money, when that is NOT the case. People need to know the truth. The truth is each state has eligibility requirements and stipulations for earning a certain amount in a certain period of time in order to be even eligible for any state benefits. If a person qualifies, the amount of the state benefit is only about 1/3 of your previously salary, and depends on the total amount earned while working during the approved look back period. In ILLINOIS for example, you need to earn a minimum of $1600 in the look back period which consists of 4 quarters. Therefore a person who worked part time for one week and earned $1600 in that week would only be paid $50 a week for 26 weeks. Is $50 a full unemployment benefit to you? For this little amount of money, you and the other Republicans who voted NO have jeopardized this legislation while millions of people are suffering in these hard economic times because they can’t find work. We are not happy with you or the other Republicans who voted NO, and want everyone to know.

  • Anonymous 06/13/2008 1:45pm

    Read this link Ohio and find out why we must get John Boehner out of Congress. He is wrong for Ohio!

    http://www.epi.org/content.cfm/webfeatures_viewpoints_unemp_ins_Shierholz

  • Anonymous 06/14/2008 6:43pm

    Veterans are coming back from Iraq with a shrinking job market and inflation. John Boehner voted no on HR5749 and in turn shut many veterans out of the American dream they have just defended for all of us. Don’t let her forget how wrong he was and how unemployment extensions should have been passed in the original economic stimulus plan. Let him know this issue is an emergency and that Washington needs to pass legislation to help the hard hit American worker and Iraq veteran NOW!!!

  • Anonymous 06/16/2008 10:36am

    Middle class America wake up! A vote for a Republican is a vote for your own demise. Is war moral or do the Republicans just use religion to sell out the well meaning and good folks of America? Remember in November!!!!!!

  • Anonymous 06/19/2008 3:37pm

    You cut benefit extensions by half for the unemployed but will spend 165 BILLION in Iraq supporting this fool of President? The Republican Party needs to get it’s priorities straight and take care of their own citizens for a change. Stop giving Ohio the short end of the stick.

  • Anonymous 06/19/2008 3:37pm

    Close the Enron loophole and bring the price of oil down!

  • Anonymous 06/23/2008 11:07pm

    This is what happens Rep. Boehner when the Government cuts off people’s unemployment and when the economy is weak and there are no good paying jobs. Is this the vibrant American economy that I hear the Republicans talk about so much?

    L.A. seeing more people living out of their cars

    By CHRISTINA HOAG, Associated Press Writer Mon Jun 23, 2:48 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES – Having lost her job and her three-bedroom house, Darlene Knoll has joined the legions of downwardly mobile who are four wheels away from homelessness.

    She is living out of her shabby 1978 RV, and every night she has to look for a place to park where she won’t get hassled by the cops or insulted by residents.

    “I’m not a piece of trash,” the former home health-care aide said as she stroked one of five dogs in her cramped quarters parked in the waterfront community of Marina del Rey.

    Amid the foreclosure crisis and the shaky economy, some California cities are seeing an increase in the number of people living out of their cars, vans or RVs.

    Acting on complaints from homeowners, the Los Angeles City Council got tough earlier this year by forbidding nearly all overnight parking in residential neighborhoods such as South Brentwood.

    But some people are just crowding into other parts of the city, including the seaside community of Venice, where dozens of rusty, dilapidated campers can be seen lined up outside neat single-family homes. The stench of urine emanates from a few of the vehicles, and some residents say they have seen human waste left behind.

    “They’re nasty and gnarly,” said Venice resident Jeff Scharlin. “We’ve heard about drug dealing and prostitution in them. I’ve never seen it, but visually they’re a blight and they take up parking space.”

    In Los Angeles, as in many other cities, it is illegal to live in vehicles on public streets. But the law is not easy to enforce. Police have to enter a vehicle to find signs that people are living there, such as cooking or sleeping, and occupants often refuse to answer when cops knock.

    An easier way is to restrict overnight parking. In L.A., a first offense carries a $50 fine, and subsequent violations can cost as much as $100.

    Parking-enforcement officers often give vehicle owners a warning and tell them to move on before issuing a ticket, and that usually solves the problem, said Alan Willis, a city transportation engineer. But other cities in the area are not as lenient.

    “I had my motor home towed in Culver City. It cost me $500 to get it out,” said Desiri Hawkins, who lives in a small RV in Venice. “I got ticketed in Santa Monica and had to go to court.”

    Tourist states with temperate climates, such as California and Florida, have long been magnets for the homeless. Los Angeles is the nation’s homelessness capital, with an estimated 73,000 people on the streets. A survey of 3,230 homeless people last year in Los Angeles County found nearly 7 percent living in vehicles, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

    “It’s trending toward an increase,” said Michael Stoop, acting executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless. “People would rather live in a vehicle than wind up in a shelter, and you can’t stay on a friend’s couch forever.”

    People living out of their cars or campers tend to be more well-off than the homeless on the street. They usually have jobs or disability checks that enable them to maintain an old camper but do not allow them to afford rent.

    “For more working-class and lower-middle-class people, the car is the first stop of being homeless, and sometimes it turns out to be a long stop,” said Gary Blasi, a University of California, Los Angeles, law professor and activist on homeless issues.

    Some Venice residents are clamoring for overnight parking restrictions. But parking limits in oceanfront neighborhoods are problematic because the California Coastal Commission requires communities to accommodate surfers, fishermen and other early-morning beachgoers.

    “The complaints are getting louder and louder,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl.

    For years, some cities such as Santa Barbara, Calif., and Eugene, Ore., have accommodated people who live out of their vehicles. Activists in Venice are looking at some of those ideas. Santa Barbara, for example, allows vehicles to stay from 7 p.m to 7 a.m. in church and city parking lots.

    Knoll said she can barely afford to drive around with the rising price of gasoline eating away at the $950 monthly disability check she receives because of mental illness.

    She said she is also sick of police waking her up in the wee hours by pounding on her vehicle with their nightsticks, and she is tired of fighting with residents who call her “lowlife scum” and hurl other insults.

    “We need somewhere we can have a safe haven, where we won’t be harassed,” Knoll said as the wind from a passing car rocked her RV. “I never thought I’d be living like this, but I’m stuck. This is it for me.”

  • bornready 04/12/2009 7:08pm

    Thank you for voting no to H.R1388 (Obama’s Youth Brigade)

  • ConservativeFLrunner 06/26/2009 2:19pm

    Great job on HR 2454! It’s nice to hear that somebody actually represents the views of the US citizens! Ohio is lucky to have you! Ever thought of moving to FL? We could sure use you!!

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    callhurd 06/26/2009 5:20pm

    Touted as a plan that would help address our nation’s energy concerns, this would impose yet another hidden tax on Americans and further cripple our economy. Proponents of the legislation will point to companies cutting back on carbon emissions as proof that action by Congress worked to help the environment. What they won’t talk about are all the increased costs people will have to pay because of their plans. While campaigning, candidate Obama admitted that “… electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Companies will pass along the costs of complying with these new regulations directly to us, with some estimates putting families on the hook for over $1,000 in additional energy bill fees per year. The more expensive it becomes to do business, the more workers are laid off to try to make up the difference. With the current economic crisis, now is not the time for Congress to be placing further burdens on businesses and the American people.

  • deborahg6 06/26/2009 3:32pm

    Awesome work today on H.R.2454!! You made me so proud. Our whole family was watching and cheering. God bless!

  • callhurd 06/26/2009 5:21pm

    Well, you can pay my share of increased energy costs, that is if you have a job to go to!

  • Kickthebumsout 09/23/2009 4:49am

    Boner hope you made a lot of bucks selling your ass to lobbyist cause your gonna be joining us on the unemployment line..I can’t believe you was elected the last time after not only voting for TARP but throwing a few billion to NASCAR as pork in the bill. Your the poster child of why we need to limit polititions to one term…KICK THE BUM OUT. Your an Embarrassment to Ohio

  • fortermlimits 10/29/2009 7:28pm

    Thank you for at least making the motion to give up pork until Feb. Shame on those of you that were against this motion!!!

  • angietwo 11/09/2009 3:22am

    Thank you for your stand against the democrats on the health care reform they are trying to ram down our throats.

  • DOUGLASFIELD 02/03/2010 5:15pm

    CONGRESSMAN,

    NOW THAT THE PEOPLES U.S.CONGRESS HAS DOCUMENTED OUR UNJUST AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM,HAVE YOU HEARD IF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT KNOWS WHERE AND WHEN WE CAN ALL WATCH THESE POSSIBLE WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS TAKE PLACE ?

    TROY DAVIS & MUMIA ABU ~JAMAL ~ ARE HAVING PRAYERS FOR JUSTICE SAID FOR THEM WORLD~WIDE ..WE CAN ALL ONLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT EVERYONE IN OUR U.S.CONGRESS THAT KNOWS AND UNDERSTANDS HOW UNJUST OUR U.S JUDICIAL SYSTEM CAN BE WITH OUR POORER AMERICANS,BECOMES ACTIVE IN MAKING SURE THAT TROY DAVIS OF GEORGIA AND MUMIA ABU~JAMAL OF PENNSYLVANIA RECEIVE FAIR AND JUST TRIALS BEFORE ANY POSSIBLE WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS TAKE PLACE.

    LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS IS A WWW VOLUNTEEER LOBBY THAT SINGS OUT FOR OUR MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS. WE CAN BE FOUND WITH ANY SEARCH ENGINE BY OUR NAME OR TELEPHONE NUMBER.(424-247-2013)

    • MANY MORE IN OUR U.S. CONGRESS ARE NOW FINDNG OUT THE TRUTH OTHER THEN SENATOR WEBB AND THOSE OTHERS IN THE NOW… IN CONGRESS
  • ditchmitchthebitch 02/09/2010 8:03pm

    angie, mr boner and ramming down your throat all in one sentence?

    This guy is playing the game and you are being played. He will serve the money that is paid to him. The more money you have the more attention you will receive from the boner.

  • DOUGLASFIELD 04/28/2010 12:38pm

    DEAR CONGRESSMAN BOEHNER,

    ~ SHOULD POORER AMERICANS HAVE FAITH THAT OUR U.S. SUPREME COURT IS WELL AWARE THAT AMERICAN PESTIGE INTERNATIONALLY IS VERY MUCH BASED ON HOW WELL WE TREAT OUR OWN CITIZENS~

    • U.S. SUPREME COURT TO THE RESCUE OF MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS OR IS THIS JUST ANOTHER BAD DREAM THAT REAL JUSTICE WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO NOT BE AFFORDED US LITTLE PEOPLE HERE IN THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD ??
    • MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR RELIGIOUS AMERICANS REST OUR CASE AGAINST GOVERNOR RICK PERRY OF TEXAS & SATAN ~ YOUR U.S. SUPREME COURT HONOR’S !!!
    • CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN OTHER THEN SATAN HOW TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY ON ONE HAND PARDONS FORMER TEXAS INMATE TIMOTHY COLE WHO WAS WRONGFULLY EXECUTED WITHOUT BEING ALLOWED TO EXONERATE HIMSELF USING DNA TESTING IN TEXAS,AND WITHIN THE SAME MONTH THIS SAME GOVERNOR RICK PERRY OF TEXAS DENIES YET ANOTHER DNA TEST PRIOR ANOTHER POSSIBLE WRONGFUL EXECUTION OF HANK SKINNER ???
  • JackCox 01/06/2011 7:58pm

    Embarrassing watching you take the Oath of Office, Quit Crying and act like a man you baby.

  • purplelilac3084 01/31/2011 4:04am

    Crying is okay! This means he has feelings! Feelings of joy to represent us!
    I applaud you for healthcare repeal. I applaud you for saying the government must cut up their credit cards!

  • NO2SPENDING 07/16/2012 8:36am

    Republicans try to say that they are against wasteful spending and less intrusive government. Well the best way to show that is to vote against H.R. 6019. IT IS BOTH. Anti Bullying can be handled best by the people at the local level. We do not need Congress spending $40 Million on ad campaigns. If the Republicans vote for this, then they are just a bunch of HYPOCRITES. By the way Sheila Jackson Lee is the key sponsor of this asinine bill, where she is nothing but a bully herself.

  • is7451 01/01/2013 5:13pm

    Speaker Boehner I recognize your authority as leader of the House but I also find your party’s combined actions as of lately dispicable and disgusting towards the American people. Ever since Pres. Obama’s election the Republican party has sought to make him a one term president. Since his reelection, you’ve all continued to be disrespectful and oblivious towards him and the interests of the American people. Republicans and Tea Party lost the election and must realize they wasted too much time trying to oust Obama instead of focusing on a centrist, fiscally responsible, compromisable ideals. Pass the Senate measure, this is what happens when you wait to the last minute. You all had TWO FREAKING YEARS!! If you hold Americans hostage again, you will all be fired come 2014, count on that for certainty. Pass the Senate bill, you don’t deserve the tax cuts. YOU WASTED TOO MUCH TIME.


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