For anyone who believes Boehner is a new face that might help with the
problems of a corrupt government, well think again:
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), who was elected House majority leader last
week, is renting his Capitol Hill apartment from a veteran lobbyist whose
clients have direct stakes in legislation Boehner has co-written and that he
has overseen as chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee.
The relationship between Boehner, John D. Milne and Milne’s wife, Debra
R. Anderson, underscores how intertwined senior lawmakers have become with
the lobbyists paid to influence legislation. Boehner’s primary residence is
in West Chester, Ohio, but for $1,600 a month, he rents a two-bedroom
basement apartment near the House office buildings on Capitol Hill owned by
Milne, Boehner spokesman Don Seymour said yesterday. Boehner’s monthly rent
appears to be similar to other rentals of two-bedroom English basement
apartments close to the House side of the Capitol in Southeast, based on a
review of apartment listings.
Remember Randy “Duke” Cunningham? He was living on a house boat in D.C. that
was owned by a defense contractor. It is one of the numerous things that finally
lead to his conviction. Now we hear that Boehner is living in an apartment that
is owned by a lobbyist he has been helpful too. This guy is dirty all the way.
Perhaps if he moved his family out of their $464,000 gated community home then
he could afford to live in DC without relying on the help of lobbyists.
Oh for anyone who would be interested in living in the luxury lifestyle in
Ohio like Boehner has, there is a house for sale down the street from him.
Asking price is $813,000. A drop in the hat for someone in California or New
York, but high dollar here in the Buckeye State.