Friday, October 14, 2011

Yes, the Republicans Shot Down the Jobs Bill (With a Little Help from a Couple of Democrats) has an explanation of how the Obama jobs bill was shot down in flames because even many Democrats are aware of the toxic nature of this legislation.

"On Sept. 8, Barack Obama made yet another speech to a joint session of Congress. In it, he demanded that they pass his latest $447 billion "jobs" bill (i.e., Stimulus Jr.) "right away." It took weeks to write an actual bill and bring it to a vote, and, on Oct. 11, more than a month later, it went down in flames. While on the campaign trail, Obama defiantly declared that neither he nor "the American people" would "take 'no' for an answer." He chided Republicans for obstruction and challenged them to explain why they didn't want to create jobs. The Leftmedia happily repeated the charge that Republicans were to blame. The inconvenient truth, however, was that the Democrat-controlled Senate shot down his bill.

"It's true that Republicans were united against the bill, but two Democrats joined them. And Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) actually pushed for the vote, not to obstruct it...."

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