Republicans New ‘Jobs’ Bill Insults Our Intelligence

May 11, 2011

Of all the things the GOP has said and done to insult the American public’s intelligence, this has got to top the charts.

House Republican have introduced a bill (PDF) called “JOBS”. It stands for “Jobs, Opportunity, Benefits, and Services Act of 2011”. Naturally it is already being touted by the GOP and their propaganda networks as a bill that will actually stimulate jobs. BULLSHIT!

The bill does nothing more than permit states to use federal unemployment funds for things other than unemployment benefits, such as paying down the states debt.

Prior to the 2010 election, jobs were the GOP’s number one agenda — or so they claimed. “Jobs” was their rallying cry for justification of extending the Bush tax cuts to the wealthy. But since the tax cuts were extended, 146 days ago, we haven’t heard one single discussion about jobs; except of course when it was to hammer the Democrats. And since the new Congress convened in January, with the Republicans in charge of the House, not one single bill has been introduced that addresses the growing unemployment in our country. But they’ve damn sure addressed everything else — bills designed to promote their ideological ideas. As the DCCC put it, the GOP’s plan for jobs is to start saying the word “Jobs” more often.

The following partial list of bills (37) they’ve either passed or attempted to pass tells you all you need to know about what’s important to Republicans; and it’s obviously not jobs or the unemployed.

House passes sweeping GOP anti-abortion bill

Repeal of the Democrats Health Care Reform and other healthcare bills

Reading an edited edition of version of the Constitution in the House

Climate Change Witch Hunts

Gut the EPA

AARP Witch Hunt

Witch Hunts on the White House and on President Obama

CIA Witch Hunt

Defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Muslim Witch Hunts

Redefining Rape

Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT)

Defund Women’s Health Centers

Repealing Medicare and Social Security

Abolish Public Financing For Presidential Campaigns

Repealing Financial Reform on Wall Street but introduced bill to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Defang EPA

Kill Transportation Security Administration (TSA) union

Repeal Net Neutrality

Bypassing Senate and White House in passing a bill into law

After supporting Bush II with 36 czars, House GOP introduces bill to eliminate Obama White House czars

Slashing spending to 2008 levels

Health insurance exchange funding repeal bill

Medical Liability Reform – Limiting damages brought by patients who are harmed by doctors and hospitals

Bill to expand offshore drilling

Repeal of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Bill to delay new derivatives regulations

Using high gas prices to pass energy bills that will do nothing to bring down gas prices

Passing T. Boone Pickens natural gas bill which will benefit only the gas industry

Bill to reduce funding to United Nations

Government Shutdown Prevention Act which would make spending cuts “magically become law” if policymakers failed to reach a budget deal

With an additional list here.


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