Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
Let me make a prediction going forward concering the President's Jobs plan. Here's what I believe will happen, keep in mind that the President has said to both parties in the House and the Senate..."if you have ideas you think will make my proposals better, I'm willing to listen..."
It started with Senator Reid when he essentially scrapped the "Buffle Rule" and suggested the "Millionaire Surtax (@ 5%)". Since the Buffet Rule would only apply to millionaire hedge fund managers, it made sense to shift the income level from $200K to $1M. Of course, we know how the Senate vote went. But still, I ask you, Republicans and DINOs alike, "if millionaire corporations aren't the backbone of our economy, if in fact, it is the small business owners who hire the most people, why would you vote against legislation that shifts that tax burden from small businessmen (income level from $200K-$1M) to those who make +$1M?"
The President's Jobs plan will now go to the House[/URL] where it will be sliced and diced and voted on in smaller pieces. Again, I remind you that the President has said he doesn't have a problem with this as long as such bills meet his approval. (You'll know if they don't should should legislation meet with the veto pen.) With each passage of the smaller piece of legislation that would still accomplish what the President wants, just presented in smaller segments, Republicans will first attempt to water down his proposals by placing things they know won't stand a chance of passing in their bills, i.e., repeal of the PPACA (ObamaCare) and Dodd-Frank. Then with each bill that passes, Republicans will then attempt to take credit for job creation.
Mark my words on this, ladies and gentlemen. Instead of simply doing what the country needs them to do which is to focus on job creation, watch as Republicans continue to play party politics placing party ahead of country even in the midst of a vast majority of the country in unified outcry for jobs!
Last edited by Objective Voice; 10-16-11 at 04:30 PM.
EDIT to my post #274: (You'll know if their modified legislation should meet with the Pesident's veto pen.) That's what happens when you type too fast.
As for the job's bill please tell me after the funding runs out for state jobs, teachers, fire fighters, and police where does the money come from to keep paying these workers? Liberals always buy what Obama tells them yet with 4.2 trillion added to the debt in 3 years we have a net job loss of 2.6 million. Keep buying the rhetoric, liberals. Amazing what the cost of brainwashing gets these days.