Tuesday, October 4, 2011

On Jobs - Cantor: "No", Obama: "All In"

Yesterday Rep. Eric Cantor said "no" to creating jobs for Americans.

Asked directly if the bill (the American Jobs Act) was dead as a comprehensive package, Cantor replied, “Yes.”

Meanwhile, President Obama meets with his Cabinet to look for ways the administration can create jobs without the involvement of Congress, sends three trade agreements he's negotiated to Congress for passage, and will go to Texas today to continue asking Americans to support the American Jobs Act.

That about covers it. Any questions viewers?

3 comments:

  1. I still have not made a bullet point list of what is in the bill. I want to so I can have more of an opinion.

    According to the article Cantor said this:

    “The president continues to say, ‘Pass my bill in its entirety.’ As I’ve said from the outset, the all-or-nothing approach is just unacceptable"

    Though Cantor is usually unreasonable, that is not an unreasonable thing to say.

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  2. President Obama has repeatedly called on Republicans to say what they support and what they don't. Of course he'll push for passing the whole bill.

    So what Cantor said is that the only thing he'd consider in the bill is a reduction in the withholding tax. I hardly call that "reasonable."

    He also spends time clutching pearls about the "dysfunction" is Washington - which he and his colleagues are primarily responsible for creating.

    So sorry, I'm not inclined to give him a pass on much of anything at this point.

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  3. I have been consumed with work.

    This sounds reasonable and expected:

    The president continues to say, ‘Pass my bill in its entirety.’ As I’ve said from the outset, the all-or-nothing approach is just unacceptable"

    This sounds completely unreasonable:

    that the only thing he'd consider in the bill is a reduction in the withholding tax

    ... and I have not heard any news for about a week, so for all I know a new bill has been submitted by now.

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