Richard Cowen, Reuters: John Boehner Is Sick of Unemployed People That Would ‘Rather Just Sit Around’
Boehner then lamented “this idea that has been born, maybe out of the economy over the last couple years, that you know, I really don’t have to work. I don’t really want to do this. I think I’d rather just sit around. This is a very sick idea for our country.”
The evidence is clear that once someone has been unemployed for six months, as happened to millions of Americans as jobs disappeared during the Recession, virtually no employer is willing to give them a chance. But we can always count on the GOP to kick people when they are down.