Last week we talked about the claim by Senator Chuch Schumer (D-NY) and other Dems in the U.S. Senate that Republicans were sagotaging the economy for political gain. I said at the time, that Dems say this because it is what THEY are doing.
Then of course there is President Obama who regularly comes out and says he will listen to any and all good ideas knowing full well his hatchet men in the Senate will kill GOP ideas that don't pass the liberal litmus test for class warfare or gain the approval of the big labor unions which hold the real power in the White House.
From Speaker Boehner's Blog, a partial list of GOP job creating measures being blocked by Senate Dems:
House Committee Chairs Push GOP Jobs Bills Awaiting Senate ActionThe June jobs report is proof that Obama's big spending, big government liberal economic policies are actually damaging the economy. There is only one party which understands, like Ronald Reagan did, that government is the problem, not the solution! Obama and the Democrats need to get out of the way of the American recovery and let the GOP do the job that Dems refuse to do!
Posted by Michael Ricci on July 08, 2011
House committee chairs are out with reactions to June’s disappointing jobs report, calling on the Democrats who run Washington to take action on Republicans’ Plan for America’s Job Creators. This morning, GOP leaders and authors of House-passed jobs bills – including Reps. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Bob Gibbs (R-OH) – held a press conference to highlight the Senate’s inaction. Here are some snippets of what committee chairs had to say:
- Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA): “House Republicans have introduced and passed bill after bill that would add jobs to our economy, yet President Obama and the Democrat controlled Senate refuse to act. Three offshore energy bills that I introduced and passed in the House with bipartisan support would create 1.2 million jobs and add $840 million to the treasury to help pay down our staggering national debt.” Read his full statement here.
- Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI): “In order to get Americans back to work producing the economic growth this country needs, we need to let the private sector do what it does best, invest and create jobs. … By leveling the playing field for American farmers, manufacturers and service industry, the three long-pending trade agreements will increase American exports and lead to the creation of 250,000 more jobs. The President should immediately submit these agreements to Congress, where they enjoy broad bipartisan support.” Read his full statement here.
- Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI): “While the House has passed a serious, credible budget that tackles this debt crisis head-on, 800 days — and $7.3 trillion dollars — have come and gone since the Democrat-led Senate has adopted a budget. … Making matters worse, the only budget submitted by the president is a fundamentally unserious plan that doubles our debt and speeds us to economic decline.” Read his op-ed with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) here.
- Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-AL): “Small businesses, which create most of the jobs in America, are having difficulty getting loans because regional and small banks are being smothered by the 400 new Federal regulations mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act. These additional burdens being placed on financial institutions make it very difficult for them to extend the credit essential to create jobs and jumpstart our economy. Fewer loans to small businesses mean fewer jobs. It’s that simple.” Read his full statement here.
- Oversight & Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA): “President Obama and the Democratic-led Senate should take action on House Republican's job creation agenda. Pursuing more job killing regulations like the energy production permitoriums in the Gulf of Mexico and Appalachia or the action against Boeing's new workers in South Carolina is a recipe for more stagnation.” Read his full statement here.
- Small Business Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO): “…we must remain focused on removing barriers for small business job creation by restoring fiscal discipline and putting our economy on a sustainable path by cutting spending, lowering taxes and removing burdensome regulations.” Read his full statement here.The Republican jobs plan builds on the Pledge to America with solutions designed to get government out of the way so our economy can get back to creating jobs. Learn more at Jobs.GOP.gov.