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 Warren on September 24, 2013 at 12:48pm

You and Unseen aren't getting my point though

Free government programs are not free

Comment by H3xx on September 24, 2013 at 12:53pm
If they're managed properly, then they're extremely cheap. Your argument is that a few penies isnt free. Ours is that it may as well be.
Comment by Unseen on September 24, 2013 at 12:56pm

I agree H3xx. There will be front-loaded costs, but health care costs should go down over time. And since we are as a people getting poorer day by day, this is becoming necessary. Anyway, the way health care costs have been rising over time, considerably faster than inflation, the economists have said that the system is heading for collapse anyway, unless SOMETHING is done. The day would have been on the horizon when only the rich (who don't need insurance as much) would be able to have it.

The Republicans, as Republican thinker Newt Gingrich has observed, only seem able to say "no" and really have little to offer as an alternative. If they have a way to get the uninsured insured, let's hear it.

Comment by Strega on September 24, 2013 at 1:44pm

I saw a fascinating short video on why healthcare costs in the USA are so high - I come from the UK where we have the National Health programme and medical costs are not out of control, so the lack of such a programme in the USA is fascinating - if you have 7 minutes, I recommend you have a quick watch :)

Comment by Unseen on September 24, 2013 at 1:49pm

You might enjoy Sicko by documentarian Michael Moore, a full-length excoriation of American healthcare. It paints a nice picture of healthcare in the UK.

Comment by Strega on September 24, 2013 at 2:14pm

Excoriation - what a lovely word!

Comment by Unseen on September 24, 2013 at 2:15pm

Well, I hope it's not a new word to you.

Comment by MikeLong on September 25, 2013 at 5:42am

Great clip, Strega. To summarize, the factor that does most to raise the cost of healthcare in the US as compared to our more civilized countries is the very factor which the right maintains will save healthcare - capitalism! Civilized countries' governments are permitted to act like governments are supposed to act - for the betterment of their citizenry - not solely for the benefit of the corporate "owners" of the politicians. 

Let me guess. When you send this clip to right-wingers, you don't get a whole lot of replies, right?

Comment by Ron Humphrey on September 25, 2013 at 7:50am

Replying to Unseen---There is provision for the people through their state legislatures to call a constitutional convention and bypass Congress.  The main problem with this is there is no way to limit what the convention could do.  It could completely rewrite the constitution and submit is to the states for ratification.

Needless to say, Congress would be apoplectic with fear if such a convention were called.

Comment by Unseen on September 25, 2013 at 8:53am

I'm aware of the two procedures for revising the Constitution. It's just that neither one is ever going to happen. Not in OUR lifetimes. So maybe the problem you identified is more theoretical than actual.

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