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  •  Did anyone else catch this (1+ / 0-)
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    House Speaker John Boehner said:

    “Listen, when people are asking the question ‘Where are the jobs?’ why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people? I’ve got 11 brothers and sisters on every rung of the economic ladder. I know about this issue as much as anybody in this town,” the speaker told reporters on Wednesday morning.

    So he's going to fight the minimum wage that impacts, by his own statements, members of his own family? Or is he just bs'ing for the sake of political bs'ing? If he isn't, then this is the current Republican GOP mind at work.
    •  Well, some members of his family (1+ / 0-)
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      specifically those on the top rungs probably stand to benefit from exploiting those on the bottom rungs.

      Guess this statement just shows what side of the family he gives a shit about.

      And for his generation, which is about mine, who had 12 kids anyways?  My grandparents, yeah - it was common back then, in the mid-20th century, really?   Maybe he's just making that up to compete with Michelle Bachmann

    •  if... (1+ / 0-)
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      If he has 11 brothers and sisters on every rung...which seems to suggest that there are at least three rungs...he has 33 brothers and sisters, minimum.  That's quite a large family.  It's almost like he recognizes that all people are part of the human family, and we're all responsible for one another's success.  But then, he doesn't really care what happens to his brothers and sisters, whether he has 11, 33, 55 or whatever number; it's all about him.  

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