Speaker of the House John Boehner is not the most popular man in Washington. If the truth were told, he is despised by many Americans and is at the pinnacle for reasons our government is broken. It is reasonable to call for his impeachment, but to threaten his life; that’s a bit rash.
Michael Robert Hoyt was a bartender at Wetherington Country Club in West Chester, Ohio. He said that he could have put poison in Boehner’s beverages before he was fired; he said he also considered shooting him and driving away.
When Hoyt was arrested on January 7th, he told police that he was ‘Jesus Christ,’ and that Boehner was ‘the devil.’ He claimed that Boehner was ‘mean to him’ when he worked at Wetherington, and that the Speaker was also ‘responsible for Ebola.’
Hoyt said he made the threats to force Boehner to apologize and discuss his role in the Ebola Virus. When his home was searched law enforcement did discover guns and ammunition.
Approximately two years ago Hoyt was treated for psychosis. He was given a prescription, but stopped taking the medication after about six months. He is presently under psychiatric observation.
John Boehner says that he remembers Hoyt, but denies any confrontational encounters with the 44-year-old man.
The story may not end here. The Speaker has displayed a high level of emotions publicly. He has been seen both yelling and crying at public events. It is not inconceivable that he revealed that same emotional level while drinking at his country club. Will witnesses confirm that Boehner was ‘mean’ to Mr. Hoyt? That’s doubtful; members of country clubs have a similar motto to Las Vegas; ‘what happens in the country club, stays in the country club.’
Boehner was narrowly reelected as Speaker of the House for the 114th Congress. His failure to move important legislation through the House has made him the least effective Speaker in modern history.
The middle class knows him as an elitist; supporting the wealthy class, but denying the needs of working people. A Democratic proposal contained a key provision which would have addressed the growing problem of income inequality and eased the tax burden for the middle class. It is called a ‘paycheck bonus credit.’ It would cut taxes for couples making under $200,000 by $2,000 a year. In addition, in some cases the credit for child care would be tripled, and a tax credit would be given to those who saved at least $500 a year. The cost would be approximately $1.2 trillion over 10 years, and would come directly from the Wall Street wealthy. There would be new fees on financial transactions. In addition the one-percent wealthiest Americans would lose billions of dollars in tax breaks. The Speaker immediately ‘shot down’ the proposal.
John Boehner is a member of the Grover Norquist regime; he has pledged not to raise taxes for the wealthy. He is very willing to give our wealthiest additional tax breaks, and not require them to pay their fair share. This is simply more proof that lobbyists run our nation and own the Republican Party.
By James Turnage