Democratic Congressman Blows a Gasket at GOP Over Obsession with Dr. Seuss
Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio snapped at Republican lawmakers who have been obsessing over banned Dr. Seuss books instead of focusing on passing President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Recovery Plan.
Production of six of the children’s author’s books was halted by their publisher last week amid complaints that they contained racist images and offensive content.
Ryan delivered his remarks as the House of Representatives was voting on a United States Senate-approved version of Biden’s relief bill. It is expected to pass along party lines and be signed into law by the president sometime later this week.
“Mr. Speaker, one of the earlier speakers said this is the most dramatic change in labor law in 80 years, and I say, thank God. In the late 1970’s, a CEO made 35 times the worker, today, it’s 300 to 400 times the worker, and our friends on the other side running around with their hair on fire. Heaven forbid we pass something that’s going to help the damn workers in the United States of America!” Ryan shouted.
“Heaven forbid we tilt the balance that’s been going in the wrong direction for 50 years. We talk about pensions, you complain. We talk about the minimum wage increase, you complain. We talk about giving them the right to organize, you complain,” Ryan continued. “But if we were passing a tax cut here, you’d be all getting in line to vote yes for it. Now stop talking about Dr. Seuss and start working with us on behalf of the American workers!”