While the House is getting ready to possibly repeal last Friday’s compromise on the payroll tax and UI extension, Speaker Boehner, who was for the compromise before he turned against it, is busy promoting only the fourth piece of legislation he’s sponsored since he become Speaker of the House: erecting a bust of Winston Churchill.
Now, you might think it odd that with 160 million workers facing a pay cut based on the dysfunctional shuffle going on in the House right now, with four job seekers per job opening, the Speaker would turn to the truly pressing problem facing Americans: the absence of such a bust.
At least they’re not trying to sell it as a jobs program.
The timing seems…um…off to me, but on the other hand, it was Churchill himself who famously observed that “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing…after they have exhausted all other possibilities.”
So, with the vote on the extensions coming up any minute now, let’s see if that chestnut still holds or if obstructionists in the House manage to prove the old Bulldog wrong.