Skip to comments.Pelosi Counters GOP Accusations
Posted on 07/09/2011 6:39:00 AM PDT by Son House
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a briefing Friday and countered many of the claims made by House Republicans in another briefing held earlier in the day.
Its been day 185 of the Republican majority in the Congress and we have still not seen one jobs bill come to the floor, said Pelosi. This is obviously reflected in jobs number this morning. The Democrats, on the other hand, have put probably twenty job initiatives on the floor and the Republicans have rejected every one of them, declared Pelosi.
The former Speaker of the House also pointed to the number of bills signed into law during the Democratic majority versus the Republican majority as an explanation for the dismal unemployment numbers.
House Republicans had held a briefing a few hours earlier where they claimed to have passed nine job creating initiatives, all of which were ignored or stalled in the Democrat controlled Senate.
Pelosi described the cuts proposed by the GOP as austerity measures several times, and cautioned that things would only get worse if we continue down a path that is cost shifting to the states in order to reduce the federal budget.
The California Democrat was very critical of the catch 22 that GOP cuts would allegedly produce. Pelosi said that CEOs told her that they will create jobs when they have customers. However, Pelosi warned, when you fire a policeman, a firefighter, and a teacher, and a public worker because of austerity programs, you are not only hurting the safety of your neighborhoods, the education of your children you are reducing the number of consumers.
Pelosi did say that she was optimistic that we can come together. Striving for a tone of conciliation, the Minority Leader said that I dont like to have a situation where were saying, well, you need our votes so you better have this in the bill. An issue like the deficit, a big deal, should rise above partisan bickering, said Pelosi.
This woman is incredibly stupid or dishonest (or both).
The Republicans do not control Congress. They control the House of Representatives.
Exactly. Pelosi’s idea of a jobs bill is unemployment benefits.
She’s an idiot! The only legislation that can create jobs is a tax break for business owners so we can hire people instead of sending our money to nancy who will spend it to create votes for dumbocrats.
Given that in general, the same minds that created the mess, are not capable of the solution...we're in for a long haul of misery.
Both. And ugly to boot!
Pelousy: "It's been day 185 of the Republican majority in the Congress"No it hasn't you lying POS.
THIS is what we had in ‘06 when Republicans held both houses of congress and the WH, and dem0s were running for control of congress promising “CHANGE.” How’re yall liking the “CHANGE?”
2006 unemployment #s
When Republicans had both houses and the WH.........................http://www.icmarc.org/xp/rc/marketview/ ... oduct.html
The 1st quarter of ‘06 saw 4.8% growth in GDP. Then came demos running for control of congress promising “CHANGE.” They won, and after 2 years in power, things HAVE “CHANGED” GDP growth dropped to negative 6%. Happy with your “CHANGE?”
12,600 12,621.77 January 24, 2007
DOW open and close
Deficit in january 07, 1.2%
A jobs bill? As if Congress can write something on a piece of paper, have it pass Congress and then signed by a president, and PRESTO... jobs are created. Pathetic!!! They have no clue as to who creates jobs.
Lower taxes on Job Creators
Less regulations by unelected bureaucrats at the EPA, NLRB and OSHA
The releasing of energy resources by allowing high paid workers and support industries to tap our unlimited Energy resources.
Allow Government Contracts to be bid on by non union businesses.
That is not a Job Bill it is allowing this country to produce jobs and revenues.
Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are two of the reasons why I despair for the American Public - it takes real idiots to elect them and most of their Democrat cronies. Without that kind of apathetic stupidity, Obama would still be a “community organizer” in Chicago.
Nasty P-Louse, How many jobs did you create in the private sector VS the number YOU destroyed, with the NO drill Bullcrap?
You want a jobs bill? Here’s one.
On January 1, the following Departments are abolished and terminated:
1. Department of Energy
2. Department of Commerce
3. Department of Education
4. Environmental Protection Agency
1. Obamacare is repealed effective immediately.
2. All further discussions of increasing CAFE standards are to be terminated
3. Energy standards requiring the abolition of the Edison light bulb are repealed.
The President is encouraged to urge the States to follow the federal lead.
I'm going with evil...
Her complaint, it seems, is that the elitist establishment in the Republican Party cannot deliver their usual “Go along to get along” vote and she is sending a message to that elitist establishment to get back to business as usual or pay a huge price in the inside the beltway MSM.
Herein lies the difference between the ruling class Republicans versus the ruling class Democrats. Within the Democrat ruling class, you vote as the leaders tell you to vote knowing that the leadership will find a way to gloss over your profligate spending the first year of your term and find a way to make you look like a deficit fighter in the second year, your reelection year. The Republicans do the same thing. The difference is that the members of the Republican party have the latitude to vote against their leadership without the impending doom a Democrat would have if ever they strayed from the party line. It has been this way for a long time, in my estimation. The bottom line is that the new members of Congress have yet to be corrupted and are doing something totally unheard of in American politics in over 150 years, that is standing by the promises made during their campaigns. It remains to be seen if they can retain their integrity. A test for America is 2012. Will the non ruling class, referred to by Angelo Codevilla as the Country class (July August 2010 The American Spectator), once again purge more of the progressive/socialists from our government or will they just send the same destroyers back to Washington?
...why does anyone give a rat's ass what she says...
...she had her chance, blew it, and drove the 'rats into a loser status.
...she has no idea what she is doing...
...and never forget....her "wealth" is generated from "Mr. Pelosi" in spite of her...I bet even he hates her ideology.
Her parrots are out there this morning echoing the same line. Demwits, all of them.
Thanks for the numbers!
The very thought of allowing this idiot and her fellow idiots to write Any more bills sends me running for the projectile proof vomit can.
She’s a piece of something, all right. What? Don’t know. It’s too alien to identify. Stinks, too.
The only kind of jobs you can create through legislation are government jobs but those are not going to solve the problem, just make it worse since each one is a net drain on the economy.
If you want more jobs, Ms. Pelosi, you need to cut the regulatory burden, halt ObamaCare, cut corporate tax rates and stop double taxation of money earned off-shore. Stop demonizing small business $200,000-earning "millionaires and billionaires" while scaring the living hell out of them with monstrous cost obligations and threats of even more taxation.
Yesterday the golfer-in-chief strode out to the podium and said some really stupid things. Changing to first-to-file patents from first-to-invent will help large corporations, not small businesses. I don't care what the rest of the world does. They are not the United States. If you want to dis-incentivize entrepreneurial risk and innovation, make the change.
Another asinine thing he said was if we "invest" in "infrastructure" like "roads, highways and railways" all those jobless homebuilders can work on that as if all construction skills are interchangeable!
Throw in BATF, HHS, privatize USPS, eliminate all foreign aid, cap all federal employees and elected officials at $100K, no pensions or benefits for elected officials and we are serious.
Of course, Nancy is the same woman who, after having attended the 2002 CIA brief on enhanced interrogations (her recorded voice heard commenting positively about the process)... then, seven years later, denied even being at the meeting.
She also believes she had the power to arrest Karl Rove.
It’s time for Nancy to retire in luxury to “the home.”