WASHINGTON (LALATE) – John Boehner is battling not Democrats but fax requests today. Voters are launching a fax-John Boehner campaign today asking “where the jobs are”. In the last half hour, Twitter has been dominated with re-tweets of voters asking Boehner to reveal job creation details, namely when jobs will come and where.
In the summer, John Boehner called upon Barack Obama to fire his economic advisers. While voters may have given Republicans control of the House on Tuesday, they are not given either party a honeymoon on solving the economy and unemployment. And while Boehner is expected to cut the Office of Congressional Ethics and make changes on earmarks, that in voters minds today has nothing to do with job creations.
Boehner said at a news conference yesterday, “it’s time for us to roll up our sleeves and get to work… I think that it’s a mandate for Washington to reduce the size of government and continue our fight for smaller, less costly and more accountable government.”
“Please join me in faxing John Boehner’s office 2 ask where the jobs are” states a twit-campaign today. Voters are hoping that their shift in the balance of power Tuesday will result in changes to current unemployment problems. As the Hill notes today, “Voters in the last three elections have been angry, leading to two Democratic waves and a GOP wave on Tuesday. To protect his majority, Boehner will need to convince voters that the Republican House is taking steps to fix the nation’s ailing economy.”