Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bait and Switch



Have you noticed how all those Republicans got elected
in 2010 because so many people were unemployed and how little they've done about it?

6 comments:

Snave said...

All they've done about it is to stop the president from doing anything about it. They're keeping millions out of work to put one man out of a job. They think they will maintain control of Congress, which is going to be increasingly difficult for them as they continue to vote down job plans. What happens if they don't keep the House, and/or if Obama gets re-elected? Their hubris is amazing...

Tom Harper said...

That cartoon reminds me of a Bill Maher speech a few months ago, where he said "being governed by Republicans is like having a meth addict for a roommate."

You ask your roommate if he has the rent money, and he yells "Rent??? Police scanner voices are coming out of the air conditioner!"

free0352 said...

Job plan? What job plan? You can't call Stimulus III a job plan any more than you could the last two job plans. We need tax reform, we need less regulation, we need to drill for fucking oil and mine some coal, we need to renegotiate our deal with China. That's a job plan. Not more money for government and bankers. Are you serious Snave? There's a reason Democrats helped kill that piece of shit you know. Even they knew it was a looser.

Snave said...

The GOP is not offering any specific jobs plan. They have been too busy being intransigent to offer up anything of substance. What they seem to offer instead of anything meaningful is either tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans or social conservative stuff like anti-abortion legislation. Carp all you want, but their only goal is to disagree with Obama, even if he is offering up quite a few things they agreed with before he took office. For the GOP, it isn't about creating jobs, it is only about beating Obama. Kind of a sad commentary, really... they could have made some compromises with the president and some people might have gotten back to work.

I'm not sure how people who are out of work at this point will vote for someone like Herman Cain, whose "9-9-9" silliness is little more than a way to give more breaks to the rich and make people from middle-class on down pay more.

I'm not sure they will vote for very many of those incumbent House members, either. What the president has offered may be flawed, but it has been promoted as "job creating". The GOP hasn't done this, they have been too busy other things. People will vote for the party that has tried to create more jobs, rather than for the party that has tried to stop people from creating jobs.

Snave said...

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/08/22/24-policies-that-republicans-supported-before-they-were-against-them/

John Myste said...

Stimulus does not really work well. As I am sure Free will agree, we need to repair America's infrastructure, invest in alternative energy, etc. The government needs to put people to work and repair America at the same time. Now that's a jobs plan.