It’s amazing how the Republicans, the party of NO, continue to blame the sluggish economy and high unemployment on the Obama Administration. What has the Republican Party done to help the economy and unemployment? Absolutely NOTHING.
Let’s look at some of the headlines from the last couple of years:
GOP’s First 200 Days: No Jobs Bills
Posted on July 22, 2011 (http://www.democraticleader.gov/blog/?p=4293)
Senate Votes to Reject Jobs Bill
Oct 11, 2011 10:22pm
Every Republican voting today voted against the bill. (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/senate-votes-to-reject-jobs-bill/)
Why Republicans Killed the Jobs Bill
Published: October 13, 2011
There are two clear reasons Senate Republicans filibustered the president’s jobs bill: just 10 Republican senators are up for re-election in 2012, and the only goal Senator Mitch McConnell, the minority leader, and his cronies have for 2012 is the defeat of President Obama, and too bad about the 14 million unemployed and countless millions of underemployed and those who have simply given up any hope of getting a job. (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/opinion/why-republicans-killed-the-jobs-bill.html)
GOP senators block top Obama jobs initiative
July 19, 2012 (http://articles.cnn.com/2012-07-19/politics/politics_senate-bring-jobs-home-bill-blocked_1_gop-senators-senate-republicans-jobs)
Republican Jobs Bills Won’t Actually Create Jobs, Say Economists
“A lot of these things are laughable in terms of a jobs plan that would produce noticeable improvements across the country in the availability of employment in the next four or five years,” said Gary Burtless, a senior economist at Brookings. “Even in the long run, if they have any effect all, it would be extremely marginal, relative to the jobs deficit we currently have.” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/republican-jobs-bills_n_1687647.html)
As I’ve said many times, everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion, but NOT to his/her own facts. Have no doubt, the economy is still struggling and unemployment is still high in great part because of the REPUBLICAN PARTY. It has been the Republican Party’s goal from the day of President Obama’s inauguration to see that the economy stayed bad and unemployment high. And in spite of the obstructionism of the Republican Party, there has been a steady increase in the number of private jobs created under the Obama Administration.
Don’t be fooled by the Republican smoke and mirrors…they have nothing to offer to turn the economy around. Tax cuts did NOT create jobs under Bush and it will not now.
Robert Draper Book: GOP’s Anti-Obama Campaign Started Night Of Inauguration
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama was celebrating his inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists were conjuring up ways to submarine his presidency at a private dinner in Washington.
The event — which provides a telling revelation for how quickly the post-election climate soured — serves as the prologue of Robert Draper’s much-discussed and heavily-reported new book, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives.”
According to Draper, the guest list that night (which was just over 15 people in total) included Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.), along with Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Ensign (Nev.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.). The non-lawmakers present included Newt Gingrich, several years removed from his presidential campaign, and Frank Luntz, the long-time Republican wordsmith. Notably absent were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) — who, Draper writes, had an acrimonious relationship with Luntz.
For several hours in the Caucus Room (a high-end D.C. establishment), the book says they plotted out ways to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama’s legislative platform.