GOP Leader John Boehner Announces That Republican Whip Will Represent the House GOP During Ongoing Economic Discussions

Today, the leader of the Republicans in the United States House of Representatives announced that the House Republican Whip, Roy Blunt from Missouri, will represent the interests of the Republicans in the House whose views on the solutions to our current economic crisis are supported by the overwhelming majority of the American people.

The American people and the Republicans in the House of Representatives do not want bailouts for the incompetent executives and their companies on Wall Street or elsewhere; they do not want these executives being compensated for failure; the 93% of the American people who pay their mortgage payments on time do not want the irresponsible 7% who are not paying their mortgages to get a bail-out because they bought McMansions or were not in a financial position to afford a house in the first place.

The bill brought to the White House by left-wingers Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, the chief Democrat congressional negotiators, solved very little of the problems brought on by the financial crisis and indeed may be resulted in American taxpayers losing far more than the $700 billion guaranteed in the Frank/Dodd/Paulson bill.

Thankfully, the House Republicans such as Minority Leader Boehner and Congressman Blunt and fiscally-conservative Senators such as Richard Shelby, R-AL; Jim Bunning, R-KY, Jim DeMint, R-SC, Tom Coburn, R-OK rejected the terrible bailout bill -- to benefit the very greedy and incompetent people who got America into this financial mess in the first place -- which was being considered by left-wing Democrats and indeed some Republicans on Thursday morning. It took presidential candidate intervention to bring some commonsense to the table.

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on ongoing economic discussions: "As bipartisan economic talks continue today, I have asked House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) to represent the interests of House Republicans during the discussions. House Republicans continue to support a plan that will protect the interests of families, seniors, small businesses, and taxpayers.”

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