House Speaker John Boehner Ignores The 99% [Video]

On Wednesday, seven progressive House candidates marched on Speaker John Boehner’s office with 35,000 petitions saying “We stand with the 99%” — and demanded that Congress pass jobs legislation immediately.

With news cameras from CNN, NBC and CBS recording every move, the candidates were blocked from entering Boehner’s office. It’s clear from the video clip below that Boehner knew the candidates were coming and chose to either leave the office in anticipation of their arrival or hide inside while a staffer did his dirty work.

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Diane Miller4 years ago

Fire the speaker of the house. Not only is he arrogant, but he is out of touch with reality and causing disruptions for no reasons. He is not doing a damn thing other than stopping the President from getting things done!

Rachel P.
Rachel k.4 years ago

That shows how well the Gov represents the common people. OCCUPY TOGETHER!

Cathy Noftz
Cathy Noftz4 years ago

~This is going to come back and bite some politians in the ass!!~I would agree that Speaker Boehner doesn't speak for my family!!!~

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Roy Phillips4 years ago

Boner ignores the 99%. in other words, it's business as usual.

Emanuel v.
Emanuel v.4 years ago

Politicians keep buying votes promising better education, and better health care.It's all a scam. Their better education means better indoctrination and better health care mean better sickness care which involves forces more toxic medicines and poison laden vaccines on to the unwitting.Goyim.. Why do you think no one escapes chronic disease even at an early age and getting worse each year. ^These are diseases that did not exist 100 years ago. All this undermining of our health is deliberately orchestrated by Corporates , the UN ( UNITED NAZIS)the WHO (WORLD HOMOCIDE ORGANISATION)and the FDA (FASCIST DISEASE ADMINISTRATION) and our Politicians worldwide. They are just implementing their depopulation agenda 21 designed for us to self destruct so they can walk off with the spoils without having to fire a shot. They are as cunning as shit house rats up a drain pipe choking on verbal diarrhoea as they tell their lies. .As devils advocates you can't believe a word they say,
My advise is , don't ever get rid of your firearms , and learn to use them in a sensible controlled manner, one day they may save your and yours lives.

James D.
James D.4 years ago

Boehner never allows interruptions during his happy hour.

Glenn M.
Glenn Meyer4 years ago

Spread the protest.

Corporations have over-powered our government which now believes that out-sourcing and off-shoring of U.S. jobs is inevitable and necessary with expectations that the middle class should fall on their swords. It is the underlying cause of the financial collapse and borders on national security with the loss of our middle class tax base. Yet, this nation does nothing, not even demand it be restricted by whatever method. International businesses are doing the UN-AMERICAN activity of destroying U.S. salaries, U.S. businesses that hire in the U.S., and as an end result, destroying the U.S. marketplace while still demanding BUSINESS ENTITLEMENTS and protections for themselves.

Infrastructure spending and tax breaks will not replace enough jobs to keep up with the hemorrhaging loss of U.S. jobs from out-sourcing over seas. Neither party will do anything about it unless we begin grass roots efforts to protest out-sourcing and off-shoring of U.S. jobs. If nothing is done we will deserve what we get and it will get a lot worse before it gets better.

Mercedes Lackey
Mercedes Lackey4 years ago

Quelle Surprise. Boehner has been bought and paid for by the 1% and serves the 1%. You can only say one thing about him. Like a good Mafia boy, when he's bought, he stays bought.

Jo Anne P.
Jo Anne Pyne4 years ago

Speaker Boehner doesn't speak for me or any one of the 99%. He should have been a man and met with the progressive House candidates, but all he did was hide from them. He's a mere puppet for the Repugs and doesn't belong in that job. Let's put him out of a job and see how he likes it!!!

Ruth R.
Ruth R.4 years ago

Thank You, President Obama, and First Lady Obama for standing up to the truth that the U.S.A. needs JOBS THAT DO NOT HURT THE EARTH AND THE INHABITANTS --- JOBS NOW -- NOT LATER.

Christ Jesus the Son of God is my Savior and Friend to pray to, and He is Lord of All, and I have signed with the 99% because the BIBLE says to cry out for justice, to set the captives free, to speak the truth in love and to help others -- {in hands on action}, as the apostles did, to love all people -- or endeavor to keep the peace with all others, and as Jesus did.
Jesus walked the earth to bring spirit and life, love, joy and peace. There are many names for Jesus -- so let us not argue -- and keep the peace.