Friday, July 1, 2011

Where are the Jobs Speaker Boehner?

From "the Gavel"
"Last year, House Republicans unveiled their “Pledge to America”–making grand promises to the American people. They stated on page five of their “pledge”:
A plan to create jobs, end economic uncertainty, and make America more competitive must be the first and
most urgent domestic priority of our government.
Today marks 177 days, six full months, of Republican control of the House of Representatives but Americans are still waiting on what Democrats agree should be our “most urgent domestic priority”–jobs. Instead of moving legislation to create jobs, Republicans have passed bills that actually destroy jobs. In fact, the only votes taken in the last 177 days to create jobs have been on Democratic bills, which were either voted down by Republicans or which Republicans voted against even considering:
An American jobs effort to end government contracts rewarding corporations that ship American jobs overseas. [Vote 19]
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 02:  Speaker of the Hous...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeBuild America Bonds to Create Jobs Now Act – leveraging public dollars to strengthen the private sector, growing our economy by rebuilding America’s schools, hospitals, and transit projects, supported by American businesses, the construction industry, mayors and governors. [Vote 38, Vote 30, Vote 189]
American Jobs Matter Act – to give preference in federal contracts to U.S. manufacturers that create jobs here at home. [Vote 257]
National Manufacturing Strategy Act, which calls on the President to lay out a plan to help ensure American manufacturers can compete, grow, and thrive. [Vote 279]
Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing Technology Act to help ensure the cars of the future are built here in the U.S., by investing in a broad range of near-term and long-term vehicle technologies to improve fuel efficiency, support domestic research and manufacturing, and lead to greater consumer choice of vehicle technologies and fuels. [Vote 310]
Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act to provide our government with effective tools to address unfair currency manipulation by countries like China, which could help create 1 million American manufacturing jobs by leveling the international playing field for American workers and businesses. [Vote 9, Vote 199]
So much for urgency."

Boehner quit playing golf and write some jobs legislation!  They really are trying to sabotage our economic recovery so the republicans can achieve their number one goal: making sure Obama is a one term president.  I

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