Impeach and Investigate House Speaker Boehner.

In recent events, House Speaker Boehner has gone from being the cartoon villain of the republican party with the funny name that is pronounced differently than it is spelled, to being a serious threat to our nation. That's why I created a petition on petitions.whitehouse.gov calling for his removal from office. I'd appreciate it if everyone signed it. It goes as follows:

House Speaker John Boehner has repeatedly called vote after vote to defund the Affordable Healthcare Act, wasting millions in taxpayer money in the process. He has recently threatened to shut down the government if he doesn't get his way. This would endanger the lives of every American citizen, because the government would not be able to respond to a national disaster quickly enough.

We call for the immediate impeachment and investigation of Speaker for the House John Boehner for negligence of duty, wasting of Taxpayer Money, and Endangerment of American lives. His actions warrant an investigation into his private life, and who he is receiving funding or "gifts" from.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/impeach-and-investigate-h...

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Tags: Boehner, House, Impeach, Represenatives, obamacare

Comment by Pope Beanie on September 24, 2013 at 11:01am

H3xx,

I was a bit obscure bringing up "torture", but I did it because it's an example of (e.g. waterboarding) sinking to someone else's (e.g. Al Qaeda) level of barbarism. As for "standing up to the greed mongers", I see your point, but don't see how it could have been done in practice, except with some kind of legislative oversight of accounting practices. I.e., in the case of keeping capitalism/free enterprise healthy, we need to learn where the flaws are before we can fix them. ("Greed" may be a flaw, but you can't legislate against it just because it's a moral deficiency. You have to enact business standards into law, e.g. keeping accounting practices transparent so that bogus investment practices aren't hidden from potential victims.)

I'll stand up with principles and examples of good behavior, like not impeaching unless it's for the benefit of the country, not torturing just because barbarians do it, and learning from economic mistakes and enacting reasonable accounting law instead of waiting until greedy people take advantage of the system. (Greed and profit-making will always exist. We just have to be able to predict its consequences sooner and better, before investing in things blind sheep-style.)

Comment by Gallup's Mirror on September 24, 2013 at 11:41am

Democrats & Republicans are equally culpable as to our current ineffective government.

I'm glad that even Karl Rove understands this isn't true. There is every indication that most Americans blame Republicans for the gridlock, for their scotched earth opposition to Obama and for holding the US economy hostage. This is the result in recent polls, not-so-recent polls, and heck, damn near any poll.

Read Rove's take on the Republican Party's latest threat:

"There is, however, one issue on which [independent voters] disagree with Republicans: using the threat of a government shutdown to defund ObamaCare. By 58% to 30% in the GPS poll, they oppose defunding ObamaCare if that risks even a temporary shutdown. [...] The GPS poll tested the key arguments put forward by advocates of defunding and Mr. Obama's response. Independents went with Mr. Obama's counterpunch 57% to 35%. Voters in Senate battleground states sided with him 59% to 33%. In lean-Republican congressional districts and in swing congressional districts, Mr. Obama won by 56% to 39% and 58% to 33%, respectively. On the other hand, independents support by 51% to 42% delaying ObamaCare's mandate that individuals buy coverage or pay a fine. [...] Going down [the defunding strategy] road would strengthen the president while alienating independents. It is an ill-conceived tactic, and Republicans should reject it." [Full story]

Of course Rove, a loyal Fox "News" misinformation jockey, equates ObamaCare to the unpopular individual mandate, as opposed to the popular "donut hole" closure, insurance exchanges, or small business tax credit.

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"Tear down your new hospital," shrieks John Boehner, "or I'll burn the whole city to ashes! Then everyone will blame you for not stopping me! Bwah hah hah hah haaaa!"

Good luck, Mr. Speaker.

Comment by H3xx on September 24, 2013 at 12:03pm
The biggest problem I have with the individual mandate is the same problem I have with the car insurance mandate. If something is required, it should be provided at least to the minimal extent. This is why we have the food stamps progran. Food is required, so the system tries to provide the minimal amount of food required to live. We should provide at least the minimal amount of healthcare to live. Republicans say that this is why the ER is required to treat patients first and ask for insurance later. That works for a broken leg, but try walking into the emergency room and asking for a shrink or a chemo treatment. It doesnt work, but those to can save your life.
Comment by Unseen on September 24, 2013 at 12:13pm

Impeaching Boehner is even less in the cards than impeaching Obama. The House will never agree to impeach Boehner and the Senate will never agree to impeach Obama. 

If we were to amend the Constitution in some hard-to-imagine day, one of the amendments I'd love to see is the addition of a referendum process whereby the populace could bypass the legislature to propose and ratify laws.

Comment by Warren on September 24, 2013 at 12:29pm

"free healthcare"? how do you figure it's "free"? The doctors and hospitals work for nothing? The money has to come from somewhere.

Comment by Warren on September 24, 2013 at 12:31pm

(to H3xx 2 hours ago)

Comment by Unseen on September 24, 2013 at 12:32pm

Yes, Warren, and if you should find yourself without insurance someday, we will see that you get at least basic care. Is there something wrong with that? How do you justify a system that makes rates lower for those who qualify by throwing those who don't under the bus?

Comment by Warren on September 24, 2013 at 12:33pm

But he used the term "free" nothing is for free, the money has to come from somewhere

Comment by H3xx on September 24, 2013 at 12:44pm
Warren. There are 313 million people in this country. If we make it so people have the power to prevent disease by seeing the doctor anytime they feel off, instead of going to the doctor only when they're about to die, the the costs will be negligble. Pennies to save a person's life and keep them healthy, instead of thousands to stave off death for a week or two.
Comment by H3xx on September 24, 2013 at 12:46pm
Dont get hung up on the word free. Its free at the time of the visit. And incredably cheap if we keep people healthy.

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