No Jobs for You!By
Not unless Republicans can extend tax cuts for the elite and rescind health care for the workers. The cloture vote on the Bring Jobs Home Act failed 56-42.
Washington (CNN) — Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president’s congressional “to-do-list,” refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that “insource” jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on what the proposal means:
“To 21 million Americans whose jobs could be the next ones sent to China or India, it’s a very serious proposal,” Reid said. “And to the 2.5 million Americans who jobs have already been offshored, it doesn’t get any more serious than this. The only ones who aren’t taking this legislation seriously are Republicans in Congress.”
Neighbors in Western North Carolina were counting on that bill passing:
CANTON — Labor union leaders helped kick off a public awareness campaign Tuesday to drum up support for congressional legislation that would curb the outsourcing of jobs overseas.
In a news conference at the United Steelworkers Local 507 union hall, Local 507 official Jeff Israel said the effort is part of a national union campaign to support bills making their way through the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
So what happens now on curtailing outsourcing? Nothing, probably until after the election.
Nearly 375,000 North Carolina manufacturing jobs have been lost since the advent of NAFTA. The Bring Jobs Back bill might have helped in the longer term. But while the GOP is trying — vigorously — to block any improvement in the economy that might look like progress under President Obama, our neighbors are still hurting.
And while Americans worry about how to pay their bills and stay in their homes, we now take you now back to your regularly scheduled conservative fear mongering.
1.) Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) warns that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a Muslim aide! How did a she get security clearance?
2.) And look! Behind you!!! The Clintons, Obama and the United Nations are coming to take your guns! (Again.)