Boehner & McConnell: What? Jobs? Who? US?!?!

Posted on July 19, 2011

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But instead of giving Americans what they want, Democratic leaders plan to use the last few days that lawmakers expect to spend in Washington this year focusing on everything EXCEPT creating jobs, which will cost us even more jobs. They’re wasting time with immigratio­n, a repeal of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ a reorganiza­tion of the FDA, more environmen­tal regulation­s — anything they can find to keep from addressing the jobs issue.” — Mitch McConnell, November 20, 2010

  • Number of jobs bills presented by Mitch McConnell since November 20, 2010: ZERO
  • Number of jobs bills presented by any Republican in Congress since November 20, 2010: ZERO
  • Bills proposed by Republican­s in Congress since November 20, 2010:
    • Dedication of 2 U.S. Post offices
    • Declaratio­n of 5 official state fish
    • Declaratio­n of 9 official state flowers
    • Reversal of the incandesce­nt light bulb energy efficiency standard
    • 29 attempts to repeal the health care law
    • 11 attempts to reinforce the Defense of Marriage Act
    • 18 anti-gay amendments
    • 26 formal filibuster­s against Democrat proposals
    • and 49 attempts to insert anti-abort­ion bills amendments into other bills that have nothing whatsoever to do with abortion.

… anything they can find to keep from addressing the jobs issue.”

It’s time for us to stop all the rhetoric, roll up our sleeves and get to work creating as many jobs for Americans as possible … millions of jobs for millions of jobless Americans. It is not the job of the President of the United States to create jobs. It’s up to Congress to do that. It’s not hard to do. You just have to want to do it.” — John Boehner, November 4, 2010.

  • Number of jobs bills presented for vote by John Boehner since November 4, 2010: ZERO.
  • Number of jobs bills presented for vote by any Republican since November 4, 2010: ZERO.
  • Bills proposed by Republican­s in Congress since November 20, 2010:
    • 3 bills to eliminate the federal government’s presidential financing system
    • The Security and Victory in Iraq Act of 2007 seeking a 19% increase in “supportive supplemental funding” for federal contractors in Iraq
    • 22 bills to revise the official rules of the House of Representatives to allow for Republican deviations from established procedures
    • 11 bills to revise and/or improve privileges afforded to members of the House of Representatives
    • 14 bills to ban tax-funded abortions
    • 6 bills to eliminate federal medical supply subsidies for abortion clinics
    • 3 bills to modify the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 by reducing benefits and extending the retirement age
    • 1 bill to call for all Republicans in the House of Representatives to read the United States Constitution aloud, on the House floor while in session, in its entirety, for no particularly stated goal or purpose.

But not one single jobs bill.

… You just have to want to do it.

 

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