Boehner calls congressional staffers “little punks”


What Minority Leader Boehner thinks of congressional staffers.

Boehner’s comments come as bankers prepare to descend upon Capitol Hill to press for changes to the bank-reform legislation, which they wouldn’t support in its present form. Boehner said he urged bankers not to be shy when meeting with the lawmaker staff members and to send a message that new regulations and taxes translates to into banks having less available for lending.

“Don’t let those little punk staffers take advantage of you and stand up for yourselves,” Boehner said. “All of us are hearing from our friends and constituents on lack of credit, you can’t get a loan, the more your government takes and taxes, the more regulations you have to comply with the more cost you have there and less amount you are going to have available to loan to customers.”

via A year more of bank-reform debate likely: Boehner – MarketWatch.

Apparently he never heard anything like:

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” –Ann Landers