Speaker John Boehner (file)
House Speaker John Boehner showed off a blasé ‘tude about jobs losses today. When asked about the risk of losing federal jobs as a result of the Fiscal Year 2011 funding bill currently being debated on the House floor, the Republican said, “so be it.”
So be it. Just like that. He brushed it off, like jobs – whatevs. No biggie.
"In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs," Boehner said. "If some of those jobs are lost so be it. We're broke."
He gave a press conference in the lobby of RNC headquarters, just one day after Obama unveiled his massive budget proposal. If House Republicans cut tens of billions of dollars in discretionary spending over the next six months, some of the first victims will be federal employees.
Democrats were quick to pounce on Boehner’s comments. It was he who famously questioned the Dems back in 2010, "Where are the jobs?"
Boehner's numbers may be off on how many jobs have been added to the federal government since President Barack Obama took office