Boehner Resigning from Congress in October (Byyeee!!!)

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Boehner Resigning from Congress in October (Byyeee!!!)

Postby Keep The Reason » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:35 am

Not a bad thing at all. And he's looking at an increase of pay at a minimum of 5x by becoming a lobbyist, which is what he'll be doing almost certainly.

It pays to be a slimeball.

Ciao, Tanny

John Boehner will resign from Congress in October

Updated by Ezra Klein on September 25, 2015, 9:44 a.m. ET

The New York Times's Jennifer Steinhauer reports that Speaker John Boehner will resign from Congress at the end of October. So Boehner isn't just giving up his speakership — he's giving up his seat in Congress altogether.

The report, sourced to aides in his office, follows other reporting suggesting Boehner had lost interest in what looked to be, by all measures, a truly unpleasant job.

In a recent interview with Politico, for instance, Boehner said he had gotten used to the demands of his job, but he didn't sound exactly happy about. "Garbage men get used to the smell of bad garbage. Prisoners learn how to become prisoners, all right?" Those are not the words of man who enjoys coming into work each day.

Boehner is also facing two difficult, and interrelated, challenges right now: many House Republicans want to shut the government down over defunding Planned Parenthood, and some House conservatives want to use an unusual parliamentary maneuver to launch a coup against Boehner. The problem for him is that a shutdown would likely be a disaster for the Republican Party, but stopping a shutdown would make a coup against him more likely to succeed.
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