Boehner's new word choice
January 17th, 2011
10:15 AM ET
12 years ago

Boehner's new word choice

Washington (CNN) - As evidence of a slight rhetorical shift, House Speaker John Boehner abandoned labeling the current health care law as "job killing," and instead called it "job crushing" and "job destroying" in a new message posted on his webpage.

"Repealing the job crushing health care law is critical to boosting small business job creation and growing the economy," Boehner wrote in the post.

Boehner also said "job destroying" in his closing remarks at the GOP retreat Saturday.

After suspending normal business to honor the victims of the Arizona shootings, the House will vote to repeal the health care legislation Wednesday as the GOP's first step toward achieving the "common-sense reforms that will lower health care costs and protect jobs."

Boehner said repealing the legislation will eliminate "job destroying taxes" and cut government spending, paving the way for Congress to pass "common-sense reforms."

"No act of violence is going to keep us from doing our jobs and representing the will of our constituents," Boehner said. "The American people have made it clear they want us to focus on cutting spending and removing barriers to job creation, and repealing the health care law is critical to fulfilling these priorities."

Members of Congress have called for toned-down language and verbal attacks following the shootings in Arizona that killed six people and wounded 13, including Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. However, even if the repeal passes in the House, similar legislation is unlikely to make it through the Senate or survive a presidential veto.

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soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Four and The Door

    Have yet to hear from any of them, HOW extending health care to more people results in fewer jobs. It's a mind-boggling concept!
    Wrap you boggled mind around this simple concept: Wasting money on inefficient systems kills jobs. That's exactly what ObamaCare is based on...just throwing US Treasury money at an inefficient system and this huge wasteful parasite system will keep our economy in the mud.

    January 17, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  2. GI Joe

    Weeper – you DID NOT LISTEN. You were hire to bring JOBs. NOT KILL healthcare for our babies with pre-existing conditions.

    January 17, 2011 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
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