Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A wake up call for those who believe that Republicans have a better shot at solving the job crisis than President Obama.

Courtesy of the Daily Kos:

Given that these Representatives were elected to pass job creation bills so needed by our country, what has the House been doing this past year? Well, mostly they have occupied themselves with a variety of social, moral, and value issues that concern (as noted above) only 2% of the American people. The Congressional Research Service ( CRS a non-partisan arm of Congress that tracks such things) offers an appalling look at our current Congress’ activities. They have introduced 44 bills on abortion (one just the other day reaffirming existing legislation on this subject). 99 on religion. 71 on family relationships. 36 on marriage. 67 on firearms and gun control. 552 on taxation—and though most were to reduce taxes, there have been no significant changes on tax law with all time invested and bills introduced. And finally a massive 445 bills on “government investigations”. 

There is a category labeled “job creation legislation” originated by Congress, and tracked by the CRS. In that category the CRS reported: “No bills at this time. The Congressional Research Service has not tagged any bills in the current session of Congress with this issue area”. If ever the analogy of “rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” was apt, this is it!

And I am sure that I need not remind most of you that the reason for this terrible jobs market in the first place is the lingering devastation left over from one of the worst Republican administrations in American history, the Bush administration.

The Republicans have nothing to offer except either more of the same, or obstructionism for any Democratic program that might actually have a chance of easing the burden and ultimately solving the crisis.

There is an election coming soon my friends, so I hope we can put aside any doubts, or sense of disappointment, and start working to keep the GOP out of the Oval office to give ourselves at least some chance of finally getting our country up out of the ditch that George Bush drunkenly drove us into with the Republicans cheering him on.


  1. Anonymous12:24 PM

    A little OT but: Elizabeth Warren For POTUS 2016!

  2. Anonymous12:28 PM

    Never have so many worked so hard to make one black man unemployed come January 2013...

  3. Excellent post.

  4. Anonymous12:47 PM

    Whew, the trolls are quick. Sad that their lives are so shallow and narrow that this is what they do all day. Also sad that most of their posts make no sense at all. Like their St. Sarah, they just talk to hear their own voice, not really paying any attention to what they are saying (or in this case, typing).

    For what's it's worth, 12:28, he isn't really a "black man". He would more accurately be called a biracial man.

    And I don't think we have to worry about him being out of job. Like you obviously are, since you have so much time to troll this blog and type bullshit.

    I figure this must be Todd, as we all know he has no job other than carrying Sarah's purse around (and looking surprisingly like he likes carrying a purse. Hmmmm...do you think those super big shoes were actually from his closet?).

  5. Anonymous1:06 PM

    12:28 is not a troll, my dem pals all say that the reason the gops are so anti-everything is to make sure one man has no job come 2012. They are willing to make sure millions stay out of work to get one man fired. Do you GET it now?, 12:47??

  6. One of the main reasons I do not trust Republicans is that for all the talking they do about jobs or freedom or whatever, they always go back to religion.

    I recall some of them saying just after the last election that they were only concerned about the economy and they were not going to bring up social issues.

    Next thing you know it was all about NPR and Planned Parenthood. They insisted it was all about cutting spending.

    I say you will know that Republicans are serious about cutting spending when they talk about cutting military spending. Yes, it is less than Medicare and Social Security. But there is a lot of waste in the military and a lot of weapon systems are late and/or over budget. Some are late, over budget, and get mothballed without ever being used.

    And if any conservative thinks I hate America for talking about cutting spending, I have two points:
    1. Why should other people support cutting programs they like if you do not cut programs you like?
    2. If you think there is no fraud or waste in the military, talk to a vet. I was never in the military, but there are two ways a vet can talk your ear off: How proud they are for serving, and all the things that should be done differently.

  7. Anonymous1:14 PM

    I am SO proud of our First Family! Intelligence, grace, dignity....and then there's the Palins.

  8. Anonymous1:17 PM

    We all need to encourage friends and family members to be paying attention to all the stuff that is going on w/the Republicans in the U.S. Congress. The majority of them need to be voted out and President Obama needs to be re elected. I cannot imagine what will happen to our world should the horrible Repubs be put back in charge. It scares the hell out of me!!!

  9. Anonymous1:29 PM

    12:47 - project much? I am neither unemployed, nor a troll, just someone who is sick to death of the hypocrites who bleat on and on about their good Christian family values, and taking America back while working their hardest to make sure the wealthiest stay that way, usually at the expense of everyone else, the "I got mine, so f**k you!" demographic.

  10. Let me give a slight clarification to my comments above. I omitted a word by mistake:

    In the last paragraph I meant to say:
    And if any conservative thinks I hate America for talking about cutting military spending, I have two points:

  11. Anonymous1:52 PM

    Brain damaged cee 4 pee followerss are still drulling over their fraud.


  12. Anonymous1:53 PM

    How many of their over 500 bills on taxation have dealt with having the wealthy and excessively wealthy pay more? Hmmm...

  13. Gawker makes fun of Obama's new Tumblr account, but it's another good idea by his electronic-savvy campaign and WH staff crew.

    The Obama campaign has finally launched a Tumblr, like years after the cool people got theirs. The first entry asks readers to "share the latest chart you saw that made you go 'woah.'" Dumb cat photos would be better. http://gawker.com/5853318/

    You'd probably be better served to bypass Gawker and go directly to http://barackobama.tumblr.com/post/11867127866/hi-tumblr

  14. Disgusting. I'm hoping it will sink them like the Titanic come election time.

  15. Anonymous4:28 PM

    The sad part about such excellent postings as this one showing how the Republicans LIED to their voters about what they would do if elected, is that it is human nature to not want to process new information, if it does not jive with how you already feel.

    I see that when I mention something to a Teadipper, that they cannot refute. Their eyes glaze over, and after a couple seconds, they simply say something that has nothing to do with the subject at hand.

    Is there any way to get reality across to such robotic beings? I often feel like I'm in one of those cheesy 1950's horror movies about aliens possessing the bodies of humans.

  16. Anonymous4:35 PM

    Thanks for posting Gryphen. And thanks for being my news station, since I can no longer count on the MSM for my news.

    This poster makes it so clear. I have some conservatives that I will be sure to show this to. Thanks!

  17. Anonymous7:08 PM

    I live in TN, and our unemployment rate went up with our new republican governor, reps and such. They've done NOTHING to help. Amazon is coming here and they are trying to make them tax TN consumers. They did pass that voter id law and some abortion shit. That is what is important, dontcha know.

  18. Anonymous7:30 PM

    Thanks Gryph!

    Mr Boehner, where are the Jobs?

    I'm "That crazy democrat woman" in my area, A republican candiate actually knocked on my door (H-e-l-l-o - There's and Obama sign on my lawn.)

    From jump street he bashed the President on Jobs, and I read him the riot act, citing the number of jobs in our neighborhood that the Stimulus/infrastructure program alone.
    Wish I had this graphic, they seem to have their fingers in their ears and saying "no no no no no"


    Gabby Gifford and Mark Kelly have a book coming out about their relationship, politics, and her long struggle to recover after Sarah was the victim of "Blood Libel".

    They're both an inspiration to me.

    I know what I'm getting everyone for Winter Solstice/birthdays/Christmas/Mondays this year!

  19. Anonymous4:29 AM

    Anony@1:14 DON'T mean to insult you but,i wouldn't place our First Family in the same sentence as the Palin's.
    Republicans seem to be stuck in a distorted sense of childhood. They act like spoiled children. Anyone remember the Bush girls, sticking out their toungues at Reporters? these girls were adults, who had attended some of the best schools in the Nation, yet had no inclination of how to behave.
    I have never been able to to under stand the ability of the rich, to feel privileged, in the manner in which they act. Bad manners are bad manners, no matter where you stand in the social ladder.
    The First Family, have very good manners

  20. Anonymous10:52 AM

    If there are zero bills introduced under the headline of "Job Creation Plans"... what about President Obama's bill that actually passed the house but died in the senate.

    Why is there no mention of that one? I'm assuming when they said the category was empty, it wasn't just looking at Republican proposals... it simply said, "There are no bills in this category."


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