WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner gave a speech Thursday outlining the GOP’s ideas for job creation and its prescriptions for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Allow me to quote two sentences from it.
There was this:
“If we want to create a better environment for job creation, politicians of all stripes can leave the ’my way or the highway’ philosophy behind.”
And there was also this:
“Tax increases, however, are not a viable option for the Joint Committee.”
The juxtaposition of those sentences perfectly encapsulate the past 2 1/2 years of U.S. political history.