Republican minority leader John Boehner explains why he handed out tobacco bribes

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http://youtu.be/MAC2xeT2yOg?t=1m30s

Republican minority leader admits that he handed out tobacco industry bribes on the floor of the House of Representatives in order to secure subsidies for the tobacco industry. He's like, totally sorry though.

"Ya, sorry Boss, I totally spit in the customer's coffee, but everyone does it and I'll try not to do it anymore myself maybe".
"Why should we subsidise intellectual curiosity?"
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"Ya, sorry Boss, I totally spit in the customer's coffee"


I read this in the voice of a New York Italian gangster.

"Yeaaaah, sorry Bwooooss, I totally spit in the customer's cwooooffee"
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But really, not like this doesn't happen...every day
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But really, not like this doesn't happen...every day

I reckon public representatives in all countries should be wearing suits like these to work: http://i.imgur.com/zShGs.jpg
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-Ronald Reagan

"Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness."
-George Washington
#9
that was at least 2 years old...
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#13
Can we please just leave him in for a few more weeks?

Seriously, if I understand things right, he was actually close to coming to a compromise on the debt ceiling, the whatshisface started raising hell on the right end.

Just let him stay until August 2nd, and go out on a good note.
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#14
How does something from 2 years ago have a ton of bearing on today? Unless your goal is mudslinging, then don't bother.
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How does something from 2 years ago have a ton of bearing on today? Unless your goal is mudslinging, then don't bother.

It has bearing on today, I hadn't heard about this specific example 2 years ago and upon finding it today thought it was a particularly good one. My aim isn't mudslinging, rather impressing upon people how beholden politicians in their system are to corporate interests, even if those interests go against their avowed political beliefs.

However, even if my aim were mudslinging, the fact that this is 2 years old would be an incredibly shitty defence. Firstly because distance from the act doesn't diminish its seriousness (would you say a murderer's crime should be forgotten about after 2 years for no other reason than the passage of time?) and secondly because the man was shortly afterwards rewarded with a large promotion.
"Why should we subsidise intellectual curiosity?"
-Ronald Reagan

"Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness."
-George Washington
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I reckon public representatives in all countries should be wearing suits like these to work: http://i.imgur.com/zShGs.jpg


I lousie'd. Good picture to come home from work to, hahah.
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It has bearing on today, I hadn't heard about this specific example 2 years ago and upon finding it today thought it was a particularly good one. My aim isn't mudslinging, rather impressing upon people how beholden politicians in their system are to corporate interests, even if those interests go against their avowed political beliefs.
Well, in all fairness...this is hardly restricted to one side of the aisle. I think it's safe to say, that the only he cares is because he got caught. That's the general climate of Washington, D. C. these days.
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#21
Wait wait wait wait! You're telling me that John Boehner is a corporate puppet and a sellout? Well shit...
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#24
Politicians should be paid the average income of their citizens, and should not be allowed to receive donations from corporations.
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Guys, he needed the campaign funding. What was he supposed to do?


Third parties like the Green Party and Socialist Party USA don't sell themselves out even though they barely get funding. Republican and Democratic politicians are hypocrites, **** the two party system we need to make it easier for lesser parties to get their word out.
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Although I agree that it's 'a practice that has gone on for a long time'.
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Third parties like the Green Party and Socialist Party USA don't sell themselves out even though they barely get funding. Republican and Democratic politicians are hypocrites, **** the two party system we need to make it easier for lesser parties to get their word out.


Not Ron Paul, but we should just keep ignoring him. There will be 7 republicans on stage and Maher will make fun of six and not even mention paul like he was even there. Paul will be the only one to talk about how to fix the economy and then the news will say, "why does nobody give ideas about fixing the economy?"

I swear, if Bin Laden disguised himself as Ron Paul he'd still be alive right now.
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Not Ron Paul, but we should just keep ignoring him. There will be 7 republicans on stage and Maher will make fun of six and not even mention paul like he was even there. Paul will be the only one to talk about how to fix the economy and then the news will say, "why does nobody give ideas about fixing the economy?"

I swear, if Bin Laden disguised himself as Ron Paul he'd still be alive right now.
Too bad Ron Paul is insane.
#29
Tobacco companies get subsidies?!

That's just...fuck off government. Tax the hell out of the smokers and subsidize the companies? Yeah go fuck yourselves.
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#31
Boehner!
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If only it was actually pronounced like you think it's pronounced.



It should be. He just says it differently because he's embarrassed.
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Well, in all fairness...this is hardly restricted to one side of the aisle. I think it's safe to say, that the only he cares is because he got caught. That's the general climate of Washington, D. C. these days.

I never said it was restricted to one party, or even one country, my issue is with the system; this is just a stellar example.
"Why should we subsidise intellectual curiosity?"
-Ronald Reagan

"Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness."
-George Washington
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Not Ron Paul, but we should just keep ignoring him. There will be 7 republicans on stage and Maher will make fun of six and not even mention paul like he was even there. Paul will be the only one to talk about how to fix the economy and then the news will say, "why does nobody give ideas about fixing the economy?"

I swear, if Bin Laden disguised himself as Ron Paul he'd still be alive right now.

Paul wouldn't "fix" the economy, that he even talks in those terms is a flashing-lights indication he doesn't understand a fucking thing about economics.
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How does something from 2 years ago have a ton of bearing on today? Unless your goal is mudslinging, then don't bother.


I thought bribing people and so on was a criminal offence. Corruption and whatnot. Or at least something that government officials aren't supposed to do and should be fired for.
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#39
I don't understand why Republicans are making this so difficult. Did you guys know the debt ceiling was raised 17 times under Reagan, these GOP House Representatives just don't want this black man succeeding in anything, even if it means ****ing the world over for it.