Thursday, October 13, 2011

Unpatriotic Republicans Kill President Obama's Jobs Bill

The Republicans in the Senate killed President Obama's Jobs Bill.  The Republicans were aided by two "democratic" senators.  Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Senator John Tester of Montana.  Even though a majority of senators voted for the jobs bill, the republicans filibustered it, meaning that it would require 60 votes instead of a simple majority to pass the bill.  Mitch McConnell, has declared that his number one priority is to see that Obama is a one term president.  Mitch stayed focused on his goal and refused to deal with the 25 million unemployed and our failing infrastructure problem.  Today, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Ca) on the Ed Schultz radio show said of the republicans:
"These are not patriots, people who love this country want to see jobs created... "
Ed Schultz: "They don't love this country?"
Rep. Sanchez: "No, I don't think they love this country. They are not concerned about the economic well being of the country as a whole".
Ed Schultz: "And they are so infatuated with defeating President Obama, you would label them as not patriotic?"
Rep. Sanchez: Yes, absolutely.
Thank you, Rep Sanchez.  Yes, Absolutely, I agree these republicans are not patriots.  It's about time the selfish republicans were called out on their unpatriotic behavior.   A patriot is someone who places the needs of the whole country above their own wants, needs and desires.  By his own admission, Senator Mitch McConnell would rather have his own political desires fulfilled than allow the nation as a whole to prosper.   Senator Mitch McConnell is not a patriot.  

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: 
“The Republicans who unanimously blocked this courageous bill have no plan and seek to profit politically from the country’s pain.”
See how many teaching, school rebuilding and construction jobs your senator passed on in your state

A new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll out today show President Obama's Jobs Plan is very popular.  2/3 of Americans approve of raising taxes on the wealthy and using the funds to rebuild schools, roads and bridges.  Unfortunately, ZERO republicans in the senate agree with 2/3 of Americans.  Republicans proving once again, they only represent the top 1% of Americans.  
  • 63 PERCENT of Americans support the president’s jobs plan, with just 32 percent opposed.
  • 64 PERCENT agree that it’s a “good idea” to raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations, while just 31 percent disagree.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV):
Republicans think that if the economy improves, it might help President Obama. So they root for the economy to fail and oppose every effort to improve it.
If that republican behavior described by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid doesn't fit the definition of unpatriotic tell me what does.  By their actions and words republicans have shown they are not patriots. 
Want to Call Senate Minority "Leader" Mitch McConnell?
You can reach his office at (202) 224-2541. Tell him not to let politics get in the way of creating jobs.
This is President Obama's message to America in response to the Republicans blocking our jobs bill. 

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