Bee in bonnet

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio (Photo credit: Talk Radio News Service)

John Boehner has a bee in his bonnet about the possible expiration of the Bush tax cuts at the end of the year. I just received an email that claims the uncertainty about whether or not the tax cuts will expire is already causing the US to lose jobs. As if Boehner cares. Boehner and the GOP want to extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich so that large deficits continue to put pressure on the Obama administration to go along with the Ryan budget proposals to gut Medicare. The GOP will agree to extending tax cuts for lower-income Americans only if they pass tax cuts for the wealthy, who don’t need them.