North Kitsap Herald


Boehner, Cantor are obstructionists

April 20, 2013 · Updated 4:11 PM

How would you like to hire someone and pay them an annual wage of thousands of dollars? Plus thousands of dollars worth of benefits like a healthcare package and a plush retirement?

That person you hired only shows up for 126 days a year for work but takes  239 days off for vacation or raising money for reelection. In their 126 days, they do not accomplish anything important for the working class.

Well, as we know, you are paying these people with your taxes and all the while they think you are working for them. Some members of the House are working for the people and don’t really want to take time from work. These representatives want to pass bills that are needed.

John Boehner, speaker of the House, makes $223,000 — plus benefits, of course. Eric Cantor, majority leader, makes $174,000 plus benefits. In 1789, House members made $6 a day, only when they worked.

I feel John Boehner  and Majority Leader Eric Cantor need to be fired. They have both slowed down our recovery by not supporting the rebuilding of our roads and bridges with gas tax money that should be already available. They are obstructing other bills that the working class need passed.

Alan Shelbourn


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