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Republican minority leader


John Boehner Info

Date of BirthNovember 17, 1949
Place of BirthReading, Ohio
Spouse (s)Deborah L. Gunlack (from 1973)
ChildrenLindsay Boehner, Tricia Boehner
ResidenceWest Chester, Ohio
Political PartyRepublican
Alma materXavier University
ReligionRoman Catholic
ProfessionBusiness Consultant
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 This is not the way to begin an ‘adult conversation’ about solutions to the big challenges facing our country. Rather inciting protests against those who speak honestly about the challenges we face, the president and his advisers should lead. 
— John Boehner accusing Barack Obama and his political apparatus for inciting protests in Wisconsin's captal / February 18, 2011
 Rather than trying to ‘win the future,’ the president’s political allies are trying, desperately, to cling to a failed past by fighting reforms our nation needs to liberate our economy from the shackles of debt and create a better future for our children and grandchildren. The President should make it clear to his friends that the people of Wisconsin, and states across America, can handle their own affairs without Washington special-interest money and meddling. 
— John Boehner accusing Barack Obama and his political apparatus for inciting protests in Wisconsin's captal / February 18, 2011
 Across the country right now, we are witnessing a repudiation of Washington, a repudiation of big government, and a repudiation of politicians who refuse to listen to the people, 
— John Boehner after the Republicans seized control of the House in the 2010 US Midterm elections / November 02, 2010
 The American people are asking the question: ‘Where are the jobs?’ And if we leave here this week and adjourn for the election without preventing these tax increases on the American people, it will be the most irresponsible thing that I have seen since I have been in Washington, D.C., and I've been here a while. The speaker ought to promise a fair and open debate on making sure that we extend all of the current tax rates, end the uncertainty and get our economy going again, except that it sounds like they're just going to punt the ball until a lame duck session and, as a result, allow the uncertainty to continue, the economy to go slow and no jobs being created. 
— John Boehner presses the Democrats to stop Job-Killing Tax Hikes, Cut Spending Before Adjourning / September 27, 2010
 Congress has an opportunity this week to end some of the uncertainty by allowing the American people to know what the tax rates are going to be at the end of the year. To adjourn without dealing with this means that in [the Democrats'] minds, the elections are more important than jobs for the American people. 
— John Boehner slamming the push-back of tax vote / September 26, 2010

 Washington is spending more time with comedians than debating (our) economic future....They have time to bring a comedian to Washington, D.C., but they don't have time to end the uncertainty. 
— John Boehner saying American's doesn't need to talk about solutions now / September 24, 2010