Demonstrators Protest House Speaker John Boehner’s Visit

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Speaker of the House, John Boehner(Photo: republicanconference (flickr))
Speaker of the House, John Boehner(Photo: republicanconference (flickr))

Several dozen protesters demonstrated in Dublin Tuesday at the gates of the Muirfield Village Golf Course. The group, which chanted slogans and carried signs, was asking to meet with House Speaker John Boehner.

Where’s the Speaker?
Where’s the jobs?
Where’s the Speaker?
Where’s the jobs?

A group of about fifty protesters, some unemployed, some from Speaker John Boehner’s 8th Congressional District, traveled to Dublin Tuesday because they believed the Speaker was inside at a fundraising event. A passing motorist bounced a golf ball out the driver’s window. It had a picture of House minority leader Nancy Pelosi on it.

Gabe Kramer of the Service Employees International Union was one of the protest event’s organizers.

“In the recent negotiations in Washington, John Boehner has been fighting hard not to create jobs, but to defend tax breaks for oil corporations, for executives who have their own corporate jets,” Kramer says. “We’re saying, John Boehner, you just don’t get it.’”

When I say Wall Street you say
Main Street
When I say cutback you say
Fight back
Cutback
Fight back

59-year-old Alec Johnson of Delaware has been out of a job for a year and says he’s now filing for extended unemployment benefits.

“I think it’s nutty. I’m college educated, I’ve done software engineering, I have lots of skills, I even did graduate school at MIT and I cannot find work,” Johnson says.

A call to John Boehner’s Washington office seeking comment was not returned by the end of Tuesday’s business day.

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