Republicans take House, Boehner assumes speaker position
November 3, 2010 · Print This Article
John Boehner will likely become the new House majority leader as Republicans have gained a majority of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Congress.
“It’s clear tonight who the winners really are and that’s the American people,” said Boehner.
Boehner gave a speech last night in which he went on the say it is not time to celebrate when people are out of work, when Americans are struggling and when Americans are being overtaxed and dealing with a government that is too big.
The American people voice was heard at the ballots box
“For far too long politicians have been doing what’s best for Washington and not what is best for the American people,” said Boehner. “Our new majority is here to do things differently.”
Boehner said the new majority will work to cut government spending, reduce the size of government, and reform the way Congress works to give it back to he people.
“The American people have sent a message, change course,” said Boehner.
Boehner then seemingly became overwhelmed with emotion as he recalled the struggles of working night shifts, bartending and mopping floors during his younger years.
“I’ve spent my whole life chasing the American dream,” said Boehner. “I started off mopping floors, tending bars, working any night shift, anything I can find”
Boehner certainly has come a long way, now he has become the leader of the majority party in the House.
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