Boehner keeps exclusive gym open for lawmakers

Tom Jackson
Oct 8, 2013

Don't you love priorities? The Washington Post reports that cancer treatment has been  halted for many people because of the federal shutdown. The cancer patient interviewed for the article says, "I want to tell them that lives are at stake. This isn't just a matter of inconvenience. This is a matter of life or death. I’m not just doing this for myself. There are 200 people that are trying to get into clinical trials each week. I want to speak for all of us."

Thankfully, at least some important wellness needs aren't being neglected. ThinkProgress is now reporting that even as many functions of government have been shut down, the exclusive gyms used by members of Congress have remained open:

"According to the aide, the decision to keep the gym open — even while other critical government services were shelved — came directly from Speaker Boehner’s office. Meanwhile, the staff gym available to Congressional staff has been closed."

 

 

 

 

Comments

coasterfan

What a funny comment. Our last two presidents were a semi-literate former D student with the vocabulary of an 8th grader, and a former constitutional law professor who is articulate, and actually uses words with more than two syllables. Yet somehow, voteno incorrectly identifies the dumb one.

Darwin's choice

Again,the flood of Thank You cards from Jimmy Carter to Obama says your full of crap, again. Troll

Former Conststutional law professor? Prove it!!

Also former Nobel Peace prize winner.

Also former drug dealer. (proven, and admitted by the choom gang leader)

Still sucking on the Obama teat, eh coasterfan?

Maybe that's not a teat your sucking on.....

Trigger from Erie

George W. Bush is smarter than you.

http://keithhennessey.com/2013/0...

shucks

Do you REALLY believe that ?

grumpy

No most people are like you, they get their news from the comedy channel shows.

shucks

Good morning , sunshine !

shucks

I read the article.

Sounds like selfish ambition , self-promoting , ass-kissing as the main motive.

Darwin's choice

Well,azz-kissing is your specialty, so I'll give you that!

shucks

What's soo funny is that you are stupid - and you don't even know it.

Darwin's choice

" The President has ordered that the National Park Service close all national Parks, and evict all people there until the government shutdown allows them to be re-opened."

Well, dumbazz, isn't the White House considered a National Park?

Pack up Michelle and the kids and hit the road Barack!!

shucks

This is something an ignorant troll would say.

Really are you ...

Since the government shutdown. Have the congressmen who have been sleeping in their offices to avoid morning commutes been evicted from their offices? Or are they entitled to stay there because they do not have out of office living quarters?

kURTje

We are out of Iraq.

grumpy

Did you finally notice?

Darwin's choice

Actually, we're not.

Darkhorse

The whole shutdown situation is a complete embarrassment to the leadership. It never should have happened had there been better planning. Washington is fighting and bickering like little kids while the country suffers even more. Every year the country suffers over the same situation and they take the chicken game right up to the last moment before they start to get serious and do something about it.

Darkhorse

The whole shutdown situation is a complete embarrassment to the leadership. It never should have happened had there been better planning. Washington is fighting and bickering like little kids while the country suffers even more. Every year the country suffers over the same situation and they take the chicken game right up to the last moment before they start to get serious and do something about it.

gramafun

They have no intention of doing anything about it until it affects them personally. Are you kidding me. The only thing that would affect them is if they didn't get paid and that won't happen because of Amendment 27 so they do not care.

gramafun

Is he offering any exercise for the MINDS or is that something that doesn't exist in Washington. You know they do have that! Talk about dumb things. I meant it when I said the entire Washington groups are non essential. I rest my case.

kURTje

Darwin + age = non-veteran.

grumpy

kURTje + stupidity+ veteran=who cares? Less than 10% (probably less than 5%) of our population is. It is a meningless designation on the subject at hand. Being a vet does not give one "special" insight on a gov't shut down. And there are troops in Iraq, just as there are in Germany, Korea, England and many other countries. What he said is true... and you know it.

Truth2u

NPR, a liberal press reporting agency stated today
Obamas Approval rating is 37%,

Seems Big Dog and Tom Jackson are the only ones in America who buries their heads to what is really happening.

shucks

The Republican Congress Approval Rating is 5 Percent.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/20...

The Big Dog's back

He won't respond to that 4shizzle.

kURTje

Who care? I do. They are supposed to work for US. Many here never knew a bad economy. Sadly most worship their wallet 1rst - not what is right. (Don't trust those over 50)

Darwin's choice

Who are you, Abby Hoffman??

grumpy

Yes the last time there was a truly bad economy (before obama) was the last time there was a supermajority in the Senate, a majority in the house, and the Presidency in one party, under carter. Same as obama had for the first two years.

The last time the Senate and House had a simple majority along with the Presidency was under w bush.

This is why one party rule sucks. Every time we get it the results suck, no matter the party. Divded gov't keeps the fools from passing pi$$ poor bills. We all saw what had to be done to pass obamacare and how that turd is being pinched out.

This is why fools wish to ignore those over 50 who have first hand memories of bad economies. Most folks don't know their history. The fools want the people to be sheep. They want the dumb and dumber parties to remain in power.

Kottage Kat

Where are my Obama phone minutes??????

santown419

At Clinton's and Bush's house Since it was going on then.

kURTje

Still living up to your name grouchy. You know your economy was better..stop telling your tales. Or ask Kottage Kat. She isn't afraid of facts. (Bet she'd agree on that 1)

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