Skip to comments.The Do-Nothing Democrats
Posted on 04/05/2012 4:12:55 AM PDT by Kaslin
Today Americans will witness an extraordinarily rare event.
The president will sign a bill that originated in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act.
Sadly, it is almost unheard of for Obama, who ran in 2008 on post-partisanship, to actually engage in such bipartisanship for the good of the economy. House Republicans have passed 27 other jobs bills (with some Democratic support) that Senate Democrats and the president have ignored.
When it comes to creating jobs and helping the economy, Democrats talk a good game. But thats about it. The JOBS Act is a start, but we could have accomplished much more by now.
We could have
Reduced regulatory burdens
Increased energy production
Increased access to capital for job creators
Provided middle class tax relief
Thats just a sampling. But all 27 bills would have helped create jobs and grow the economy. Thanks to Democrats intransigence, though, they are just 27 missed opportunities. Make no mistake: Democrats inaction is politically motivated. Because of their failed record on jobs, the deficit, debt, healthcare, energy, and more, they have nothing to run on in 2012. So they decided that if they cant run on their own record, theyll distort Republicans record.
President Obama has made it clear that he wants to run against a do-nothing Congress. But theres a problem with that strategy. The Republican House has been doing plenty. Its the Democrat-controlled Senate that does nothing. They havent even passed a budget in three years.
Obamas hypocrisy is astonishing. He attacks Republicans forof all thingspassing a budget. Meanwhile, his own 2013 budget went down in the House 0-414. The Senate voted down his 2012 budget 0-97.
President Obama went so far as to call Republicans Path to Prosperity budget a Trojan Horse. If he really wants to talk about Trojan Horses, lets talk about his 2008 campaign. Americans who supported Obama in 08 surely did not expect hope and change to become fear and division.
They would have expected the candidate who campaigned as a transformative, post-partisan uniter to work with House Republicans on bipartisan bills, instead of signing just one. They expected policies that were good for the economy and struggling families.
Yet Obamas policies have not been in the interest of most Americans. In their efforts to grow government, raise taxes, over-regulate businesses, and coddle the special interests, Democrats have done plentyall destructive, to be sure.
But on growing the economy, creating jobs, and reducing the deficit, they have been nothing but Do-Nothing Democrats. Thats something America can do without. Just wait till November.
All true...but the msm refuses to report it...if they don’t report it...for most people, it has not happened.
You really don’t expect the LSM, or SRM to report it, don’t you? That does not make it less true though
They aren’t doing nothing - they are destroying America. Question is, why aren’t the Republicans fighting them? Why is the House granting Obama the money he needs to destroy our economy? Why do the Senate Republicans allow no budgets to be produced? If Republicans were serious, they could stop a lot of this but they are more interested in preserving their personal power than fighting the battle and reducing the power of Washington. The 2010 Congress has not accomplished anything the Tea Party sent it to DC to do.
if they dont report it...for most people, it has not happened
Or, one better.. they call the Republicans obstructionist.
They give the impression Omaba is doing all he can but those big bad rich racist pubs keep getting in the way.