Republicans appear to be blocking job creation [UPDATED]Published 9:46am Thursday, September 13, 2012 Updated 11:50am Thursday, September 13, 2012
In the light of the accusations from the RNC that Obama has failed to fix the recession that the republicans caused again, just like the Reagan bubble burst and crash of October 1987, I submit this fact for all undecided independants to read and research as to the republican direct hand in the intentional slowing of this recovery at the expense of the middle class and thus causing the national debt to continually rise as a result.
I find interesting reading in the book, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do,” by Robert Draper.
On the very night of Obama’s inauguration, Republican leaders met in a private dining room at an expensive Washington, D.C., steakhouse to plot their comeback.
It was a mix of congressmen and senators with three others added to diversify the gathering.
Pollster Frank Luntz, right-wing journalist Fred Barnes, and former speaker (and soon-to-be former presidential candidate) Newt Gingrich. Representatives 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.). Notably invited but unable to attend were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio).
The reason for this gathering?
They plotted out ways to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama’s legislative platform. “We’ve gotta challenge them on every single bill and challenge them on every single campaign.” The dinner lasted nearly four hours. They parted company almost giddily.
The Republicans had agreed on a way forward: Unify all Republican members to show united and unyielding opposition to all of the president’s economic policies.
Harass and stymie every program, bill and initiative. Create as much opposition as possible. Even to ideas that they (Republicans) once embraced. To stall any and every attempt to aid in economic recovery for the American people. The party of “NO” was born that night and it didn’t matter if the American citizen suffered for it. They’ve done a good job (unlike the Iraq fiasco). Unfortunately, those that back the GOP are too blind or stupid (both) to see who the real enemy of America really is.
Why else would Republicans block a bill like “The Bring Jobs Home Act” a few months ago. This program would have provided a 20 percent tax break for the costs of moving jobs back to the United States and would eliminate deductions available to companies that move operations overseas. Obviously, this would benefit American jobs … but the party of “NO” killed it. Why? well, now YOU know.
Maybe when someone asks “whats Obama done in the last four years?”… the real question should be… “what has he been unable to do because of the childish obstructionism from Republicans?”