Boehner at CPAC: Democrats Are Taking First Steps Toward Socialism (Video)
“The stimulus, the omnibus and the budget, It’s all one big down payment on a new American socialist experiment.”
House Republican Leader John Boehner
February 27, 2009
Well he certainly didn’t mince his words today….
House Republican Leader John Boehner told conservatives today at CPAC that the Democratic Majority and President Obama are taking the first steps toward an American brand of socialism.
Here’s the speech:
(His socialist remarks are at the 2:20 mark.)
The Politico reported, via Drudge:
House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told conservatives Friday that a “spending barrage” from President Barack Obama is the first step toward an American brand of socialism.
“First it was the stimulus, then the omnibus and now the budget,” Boehner said during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference. “It’s all a down payment on a new American socialist experiment.”
“The spending barrage is just beginning,” he added.
Boehner harshly criticized the president’s recently unveiled budget as a “job killer, plain and simple.”
“American jobs are under threat,” he said.
Boehner also railed against the stimulus package the president recently signed and said that the legislative fight may be a turning point for House Republicans.
“The way the new Democratic majority handled the stimulus reminds me of what happened in the early 1990s,” he said. “But we fought back, and we won.”