Speaker John Boehner praises the passage of the Obama trade bill. Even though he’s never read it.
Here’s what he had to say.
“With trade promotion authority, we’ll be able to hold President Obama accountable so America’s workers can get the best agreements. Without it, our workers will fall further behind as China writes the rules of the global economy. It is a no-brainer. The House will take up this measure, and Republicans will do our part, but ultimately success will require Democrats putting politics aside and doing what’s best for the country. Let’s seize this opportunity to open new doors for the things Americans make and the people who make them.”
The only thing we agree with in that statement is “no-brainer.” We agree with that part because neither Speaker nor any other member of Congress got the opportunity to use their brains with respect to this legislation. Obama kept the contents of the legislation a secret. So yeah Mr. Speaker, it’s a no-brainer.
The legislation passed the Senate as well.
And Orrin Hatch doesn’t know what’s in it either.
Let’s be clear, neither do we. We have no idea whether this is a good bill. But we do know that it’s about to become law. Where have we seen this before.
Hell of a job Mr. Speaker.