By Jordan Chariton, Contributor, US Daily Review.
Have you spoken with Speaker John Boehner recently?
Apparently he thinks so, and this is what he got from the conversation.
“The American people don’t want us to raise taxes.”
If Boehner’s not your guy, you must be part of another group of Americans having private conversations with the Republican congress, this time with his right hand man, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
If you don’t recall, Cantor has the summary of your conversation:
“The American people don’t want us to raise taxes. They know we have a spending problem.”
Didn’t make the Cantor discussion? If so, you fell in with the remaining pool of American’s left to converse with the “people’s Congress”, this time talking healthcare with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell:
“The American people don’t want us to do this.”
There you have it, 313 million American’s, broken up into three sets of conversation with top Republican lawmakers, therefore giving the GOP the pulse of the country.
No tax hikes, lots of spending cuts and no healthcare reform.
If none of you remember these conversations, it’s because they are a figment of the Republican Party’s imagination, occupying the same realm of their brains where:
Tax cuts create jobs rather than high consumer demand, the top 2 percent of the income earners are job creators, too much regulation stifles job creation, and Ronald Reagan lies as the patron saint of never raising taxes or increasing debt.
Imaginary of not, the Republican Party has been claiming to know what all American’s want since they re-took Congress at the beginning of 2011.
So the obvious question is
Just how the heck would they know?
How could any Republican, swamped by the all important and time consuming tasks of voting to repeal “Obamacare” 33 times, defunding Planned Parenthood, restricting female reproductive rights, cutting food stamp programs for the poor, cutting Medicare and Social Security, and cutting taxes even more for the wealthy, know what the average American wants’ them to do?
They’ve been to busy obstructing the socialist boogie man president they created so that their wealthy job creating machine candidate can defeat him before November, thus restoring the 1 percent to their rightful place at the head of the country.
Can you feel the avalanche of jobs “trickling” down yet?
In interviews, John Boehner is on autopilot, saying the Republicans are listening to the American people, even “taking their lead.”
Well, there seems to be a disconnect between what Mr. Boehner and his colleagues are hearing, and what the American people are actually saying.
Poll after poll show an overwhelming amount of the American people wanting to:
Raise taxes on wealthier American’s over cutting Medicare and Medicaid, increase regulation on Wall Street and environmental companies, prevent insurance companies from refusing coverage for pre-existent conditions, cut defense spending, and the list goes on and on.
So there are only two explanations for this disconnect.
- Speaker Boehner and the Republican Congress are full of political hot air, and they don’t really care what the American people want.
- They are hard of hearing.
I still believe there is good in politicians, Democrats and Republicans. After all, it was Speaker Boehner who once uttered these words on the floors of Congress:
“Shame on this body, shame on each and every one of you, who substitute your will and your desires, above those of your fellow countrymen.”
With those patriotic words, I give the Republicans the benefit of the doubt, and assume they are simply having trouble hearing what the country is saying.
It is with this; we as American’s must unite together and fund our Republican lawmakers with a Super Pac-ian like effort.
Hearing aids for all Republicans—young, old, male, female, conservative or Tea Party. America, we need to support our Grand Old Party, so that from here on out they aren’t at a disadvantage during our apparently routine conversations.
Imagine the tears of joy coming from Mr. Boehner…
For the first time, he can hear us.
Jordan Chariton is a politics, media and culture writer. He has previously produced and booked at Fox News, Fox Business Network and MSNBC, for both television and web platforms.