Everyone wants something from the government. Even the naked ones.
No one said the fiscal cliff would be without humor.
Why should U.S. taxpayers be required to fund global AIDS research?
Seven demonstrators from the group Act Up came into the personal office of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) in the Longworth House Office Building around 12:30 pm. This is not the Speaker's Office, but his "regular" office alongside other rank and file members.
Act Up is devoted to backing legislation to fund additional research to end the AIDS crisis. US Capitol Police were called and arrested three of the women charging them with indecent exposure, according to reports.
Boehner's office is not commenting on the incident.
"Boehner, Boehner, don’t be a dick. Budget cuts will make us sick."
WASHINGTON—Seven people entered House Speaker John Boehner's office on Tuesday, stripped their clothes and began chanting to protest anticipated budget cuts to HIV/AIDS programs if a deal is not reached to avoid the "fiscal cliff." The protest ended with the arrest of three of the protesters, all women, for indecent exposure.
"The reality is that these draconian budget cuts will actually result in the conservative loss of 600,000 people with AIDS' lives around the world," Flynn said moments before being arrested, referring to several federal programs aimed at fighting AIDS here and around the world. "We're talking about killing 600,000 people around the world if we let these budget cuts go into effect. And that's just one year."