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Democrat Senate Rejects Obama’s ‘Jobs Bill’

From an irony proof Associated Press:


Senate rejects big piece of Obama jobs bill

By ANDREW TAYLOR
October 21, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his allies in the Senate promise to press ahead with separate votes on pieces of his failed $447 billion jobs measure despite unanimous opposition from Republicans. But there also are signs of slippage among Democrats and evidence the strategy isn’t working with voters.

The headline should actually be: ‘Senate Rejects Obama’s Bailout For Public Sector Union Workers.’

But notice the contortions the AP goes through to avoid spelling out the plain truth in their lede paragraph. The Democrat-controlled Senate rejected Mr. Obama’s jobs bill – again. But the AP calls this "slippage."

Still, this vote can only mean that Democrat Senators want more rapes and murders.

Future votes on individual pieces of the measure, however, aren’t likely to fare better than a pared-back jobs measure designed to boost hiring of teachers and first responders that Republicans and a handful of Democrats scuttled on Thursday.

Obama’s revised plan failed on a 50-50 test vote that fell well short of the 60 needed to break a filibuster. Three Democrats abandoned Obama on the vote and two more who voted with the president said they couldn’t support the underlying Obama plan unless it’s changed.

Which once again proves that this bill was never intended to be passed. It was always intended to be a propaganda ploy. But who is going to break the news to those idealistic Occupy Wall Street protesters?

Thursday’s $35 billion measure combined $30 billion for state and local governments to hire teachers and other school workers with $5 billion to help pay the salaries of police officers, firefighters and other first responders. The White House says the measure would "support" almost 400,000 education jobs for one year.

Republicans call that a temporary "sugar high" for the economy and say it’s a taxpayer-funded bailout of state and local governments.

This also happens to be the irrefutable truth. After all, did a $26 billion dollar teacher bailout last year. And we can see all the good it did.

Obama and his Democratic allies are acting like they’ve found a winning issue in repeatedly pressing popular ideas such as infrastructure spending and boosting hiring of police officers and firefighters. The sluggish economy and lower tax revenues have caused many teachers’ jobs to be cut over the past several years.

For the record, teachers are the most heavily unionized part of the public sector. But that is probably just a coincidence.

"For the second time in two weeks, every single Republican in the United States Senate has chosen to obstruct a bill that would create jobs and get our economy going again," Obama said in a statement after the vote. "Every American deserves an explanation as to why Republicans refuse to step up to the plate and do what’s necessary to create jobs and grow the economy right now."

"The fact is we’re not going to get this economy going again by growing the government. It’s the private sector that’s ultimately going to drive this recovery," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said. "Look, if big government were the key to economic growth, then countries like Greece would be booming right now."

But Obama wants to bring Greece to America. That is what the Republicans don’t seem to be able to realize. Mr. Obama and the Democrats look at Greece as a model to strive for. They want that kind of chaos and upheaval. In fact, they need it.

Democrats Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut broke with Obama on Thursday’s vote. Two Democrats who voted with the president, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana, said they couldn’t support the underlying Obama plan unless it’s changed.

Again, these Senator actually love their jobs more than they love Barack ‘if you love me pass this bill’ Obama.

"This bill fails to give taxpayers any guarantee that this money would actually be used to hire teachers and invest in our schools," Tester said. "States would get loads of money with little guidance that they spend the money on teachers."

And, as we saw with last year’s $26 billion dollar teacher bailout, the states just put the money into their pension funds and lay off the teachers anyway.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 21st, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Democrat Senate Rejects Obama’s ‘Jobs Bill’”

  1. sticks says:

    Obama and his cronies may want Greece in America, but Americans don’t. Joe average man who works or is looking for work is starting to ask “why does the government unon worker get 30% more pay than he could and much better bennefits while at the same time the government keeps demanding more taxes from him. All the while the deficit and the debt are spiraling out of controll. The scales are falling from their eyes and people are begining to see that they are being ripped off. Hopefully their is enough of us to get the job done in 2012.

  2. Mithrandir says:

    If I was the Human Events reporter, I would have said this, “Get your finger out of my face, unless you want mine in yours!” and when he walked away, “Go ahead, run away you COWARD! Run if you can’t answer a simple question you big BABY!” —he would have come storming back, no doubt about it.

    ALSO, I am shocked that the $35 billion union-voter-stimulus-plan failed. -wow.
    Republicans shouldn’t be afraid to vote down every single item. When Obama goes out to whine & complain, people just get sick of hearing it. And in about 2 weeks, people forget what all the fuss was about anyway.

    New product on the market! Barack Obama Whine!


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