President Obama didn’t say that. I did, with no remorse for the comment. It was directed at Rpublicans in Congress who are keeping more people from going back to work and preventing those already jobless from getting the benefits necessary to find work by opposing the President’s Jobs legislation. We are in this situation because GOP policies don’t work, having had 8 years under George W. Bush to force them down the throats of the American public.
The White House has provided some interesting material to bloggers and other media nationwide designed to get the President’s jobs bill before the American public so they can dare Republicans and some reluctant Democrats not to back it. If I were jobless, or had a relative or even knew someone who was jobless—and I do—I would tell my congressional representative to pass this bill…or else. And I will.
Yes. Enough is enough! It’s time to back the “no-sayers” into a corner and make them accountable for not supporting Obama in his drive to put folks back to work. And here’s how he’ll do it:
· Tax cuts for small business
· Putting workers back to work while rebuilding
· Extension of unemployment insurance
· Tax relief for the American family
· Fully paid for by Long-Term Deficit Reduction Plan
Go to the White House page and see how The American Jobs Act affects your state. You can also see what the Act means to schools and download fact sheets: Comprehensive, Short. There is an overview on the major points of the bill including, Tax Cuts, Rebuilding America, Pathways to work, Tax Relief and Method of paying for the program. If you are up to it, you can read the entire 199 pages of the Act at this site.
The President says his jobs act will create 1.9 million jobs which should be music to the ears of the jobless. That crescendo you hear building from the working class should resonate with the obstructionists in the GOP as a warning that, come 2012, they are the people who will most likely go to the polls. But this isn’t about an election or politics at all, this is about survival.