Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosi resists President Obama's outreach efforts
Posted on 02/09/2010 4:02:01 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
The Obama administration's efforts to find common ground with congressional Republicans ran into two pockets of resistance Tuesday: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader John Boehner.
At a closed-door White House session, Pelosi expressed skepticism over an administration proposal to offer tax breaks to business that create new jobs. And Boehner urged Obama to abandon much of the Democrats' current agenda on the ground that it's killing jobs by creating uncertainty in the markets.
The White House session with congressional leaders was supposed to be a step toward bipartisanship, with a focus on jobs. But Pelosi made it clear that there's disagreement even among Democrats.
White House economic advisers Christina Romer and Larry Summers defended the administration's proposal to give employers a $5,000 credit for each new worker they hire as well as help with Social Security taxes.
Pelosi countered that no one she's consulted believes that the plan will actually lead to the creation of new jobs, sources said.
She questioned the efficacy of it, one Democratic aide said.
Another Democratic aide said that Pelosi has "some concerns about the tax side" of the jobs bill Senate Democrats are trying to pass, but that she didn't say she'd refuse to move the bill through the House if it clears the Senate.
Pelosi's push back against the tax credit plan is the latest in a series of breaks with White House officials.
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Seeing as how the Imperial Federal Government has never, ever created even one job in the private sector, I find myself agreeing 100% with this: “Pelosi countered that no one she’s consulted believes that the plan will actually lead to the creation of new jobs, sources said.”
Cannot believe I agree with Pelosi on something. Pigs must be flying.
“Pelosi countered that no one she’s consulted believes that the plan will actually lead to the creation of new jobs, sources said.”
Of course she asked her free loading kids who have never worked a day in their life who ran up a $100,000 bill on her big plane.
Its a game, thier reinventing zero as the great negotiator. I’m not buying!
second only to Helen Thomas photos.
Exactly. And what's funny is the Democrats are just too durn stupid to understand this.
We have six employees and my husband jokingly told them all that we were going to fire them all and rehire them the next day. I can bet this will really happen and Congress will regulate it later, like the banks were AFTER they got the money. But, I doubt they are smart enough to figure it out before people abuse it.