Jul
20

No Jobs for You!

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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.)


Comments

  1. Gordon Smith says:

    This:

    Remember Thomas Friedman and the rest of the Third Way critics of partisanship? Here we had a small business tax cut that would have created jobs, and that both parties supposedly supported. But rather than work together on this supposed common ground with Democrats, thus helping the economy and the American people, the Republicans instead decided once again to hold necessary legislation hostage in an attempt to get more of their own petty partisan agenda.

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  2. TJ says:

    “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.)”

    And, they call liberals paranoid conspiracy theorists!?

    :::wow:::

    Sure! What kind of crazies want to live a life unafraid of being killed, or, treating ALL nationalities with respect and equally.

    Oh, wait! We CAN, as long as we are willing to be treated equally poorly as the lowest step on the ladder, while the 1% stay in control, brandishing their hard-won weapons.

    And, I thought living with a teenage boy was full of drama.

    :::sigh:::

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