Is Boehner a hypocrite?

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    On "60 Minutes," Boehner told Stahl that he couldn't visit schools anymore; that he got too upset, worrying about whether today's schoolchildren will have the same opportunities that he and his generation had. As he spoke, he started to weep. Why?

    He does, I believe, worry about the children, and yet his entire political philosophy is devoted to limiting the federal government's ability to help them. He has voted against providing health insurance for children (many times), against student aid, against unemployment benefits, against equal pay, against food safety, against money for teachers, against raising the minimum wage, against tobacco education, mine safety, alternative energy, pollution control, whistle-blower protection, science and technology research. If he were making his decisions based on what government programs might help today's schoolchildren reach their dreams, like the Kennedy- and Johnson-era programs that helped him, his voting record would be very different. It is a deep enough contradiction to make him weep for the future.

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    Is there anyone who isn't to some degree?
     
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    good lord

    He's against the government getting involved and letting the states or the people themselves do it for themsleves.

    Once people get addicted to entitlements, they riot if it's taken away, like spoiled children that have thier blankies taken.
     
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    Is Boehner a hypocrite?

    Very much so..
     
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    so why is he crying about children having the american dream being taken away, when he is the one who has the power to give it to them, but he consistently votes not to?
     
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    ....And, now it looks like he's BUSTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Is Boehner a hypocrite?

    Does a fish swim in water?
     
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    What do any of those socialist failed policies have to do with education?
    I think you're the hypocrite here.
     
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    You just don't get it, do you?
     
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    I dun think Boehner is a hypocrite. I think he has a vague idea of which guiding lights he ought to follow, and a vague idea that possibly things are not going well. I never get the impression he has thought any of this through or that there's much deep thought of any sort going on with him.

    He strikes me as an intellectual water-skier, skimming the surface.
     

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