Boehner and GOP Allowed Obama to Add thousands of New Amnesty Workers With That 2015 Budget

This is why I despise government. Every decision made in DC adds thousands of new government placemen at a cost of millions in salary and an ever expanding government. That is what happened when John Boehner did not immediately put a stop to Obama’s amnesty plans in that recently concluded budget negotiations.

One of the things that Barack Obama kicked into high gear with his illicit amnesty announcement was a government employee hiring frenzy. As The New York Times reports, as soon as GOP House Speaker John Boehner allowed Obama’s amnesty plan to keep its funding, 1,000 new federal jobs were opened up at a cost to the taxpayer of $40 million annually in salaries and benefits.

These new employees will be housed in a building in the DC environs (Crystal City, just across the river in Arlington, Virginia) that will cost taxpayers an additional $8 million in rent each year.

Even the left-wingers at the Times notes that this is a perfect example of how “swiftly” with the stroke of a pen and a single decision “a president’s words can produce bigger government.”

The fact is, with every such decision to create this new agency or enlarge the duties of that agency, or to initiate some new program or another, it always means the growth of government and more government jobs–all of which cost us all millions more a year in useless salaries and overly generous benefits.

Already this nation has gone topsy-turvy in that the most lucrative jobs from an individual’s perspective are government jobs. Government workers make better pay, have more time off, can retire earlier, and have better benefits than anyone in the private sector.

And government jobs offer little of value to the economy or the nation. Government doesn’t create jobs. It merely costs those of us working in productive jobs more in wasted tax dollars.

Sadly, by only mouthing the anti-amnesty line, House Speaker John Boehner and the Republican Party worked hand-in-hand with Barack Obama to cost the citizens billions in wasted tax dollars, helped Obama inflate an already glutted government, and did nothing to stop the destruction of our immigration laws.

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  • Retired military

    I doubt ballless Boehner and Mccuckold McConnell are going to be standing up to Obama too much in the next 2 years. They don’t want to miss their cocktail parties.

  • Paul Hooson

    Oh, there’s plenty of great surprises in this massive document….Something to displease everyone…

  • Boy Howdy, you’d better hang on for the conservative All privatized for corporate profit ‘small government’, the small means the agencies would still exist as they need someone besides themselves and those served to lay All blame on, you really really really aren’t going to like the need to switch to reality, it’s called total hypocrisy!!!!!!!!

    • Sen. Tom {Dr. NO} Coburn Reality ‘Conservatives’ Support For Veterans’

      And one, Conservative, voice speaks for the rest as Not One of his fellow conservatives tried to block or talk him out on his actions, already known for a number of days, while they tried to look oh so, Poser, patriotic, he will no longer face any voter, tepublicans would want him in once more if he ran again, or Veterans, wrath as he’s leaving Congress for good, so they could argue the legislation was bi-partison and they collectively supported it!

      Once again, oh so many times over so many decades and wars from, Conservative Obstruction rules!

      ProPublica and The Seattle Times Nov. 9, 2012 – Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans
      “DeLara’s case is part of a much larger problem that has plagued the U.S. military since the 1990 Gulf War: a failure to create and maintain the types of field records that have documented American conflicts since the Revolutionary War.”

      Part Two: A Son Lost in Iraq, but Where Is the Casualty Report?

      Army Says War Records Gap Is Real, Launches Recovery Effort

      USN All Shore ’67-’71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country ’70-’71 – Independent**

      • Fact: Bob Herbert ‘Losing Our Way’ : “And then the staggering costs of these wars, which are borne by the taxpayers. I mean, one of the things that was insane was that, as we’re at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration cut taxes. This has never been done in American history. The idea of cutting taxes while you’re going to war is just crazy. I mean, it’s madness.” Bill ‘Moyers and Company’: ‘Restoring an America That Has Lost its Way’ 10 Oct. 2014

        Fact: Matthew Hoh {former Marine and foreign service officer in Afghanistan}: “We spend a trillion dollars a year on national security in this country.” “And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we’re committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we’ve incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars.” 26 September 2014

        Fact: **The Cost of US Wars Since 9/11: $1.6 Trillion**
        Dec. 23, 2014 – The cost of US war-making in the 13 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks reached a whopping $1.6 trillion in 2014, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).>>>>

        Chris Hayes MSNBC: “If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it” In response to Republican opposition to expanding Veterans’ benefits on fiscal grounds

        Fact: “If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too — not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American.” -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

        USN All Shore ’67-’71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country ’70-’71 – Independent**

        • jim_m

          FACT: The dems voted for the authorization of force and Obama uses it today to justify his actions in the ME. Deal with it. If you claim that they were mislead then you admit that they are ignorant and dangerously incompetent politicians who cannot be entrusted with responsibility.

          FACT: Dems are responsible for getting us into WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Better start washing your hands, you’ve got an awful lot of blood on them.

        • MartinLandauCalrissian

          Another cherry picking, left-wing wacko is heard from.

        • Jwb10001

          Bush wars, BAD! Obama wars, GOOD.

  • Vagabond661

    That picture of bonehead rocks.