Monday, August 29, 2011

What Obama's jobs plan will be up against

The Republicans have a plan:

House Republicans are planning votes for almost every week this fall in an effort to repeal environmental and labor requirements on business that they say have hampered job growth.

With everyone from President Obama to his Republican challengers in the 2012 campaign focusing on ways to spur economic growth, House Republicans will roll out plans Monday to fight regulations from the National Labor Relations Board, pollution rules handed down by the Environmental Protection Agency and regulations that affect health plans for small businesses. In addition, the lawmakers plan to urge a 20 percent tax deduction for small businesses.

They know that President Obama will be proposing a plan to grow jobs in the U.S. in a couple of weeks. And they also know that its the number one concern on the minds of American voters. So this is a little window into what they'll be proposing as an alternative.

I don't often do this, but on this one I disagree with BooMan a bit. Where I agree with him is that this plan by the Republicans doesn't have a chance in hell of passing the Senate. So its DOA.

But President Obama's plan for jobs and deficit reduction has the same odds of passing Congress...nada.

The point of both of them is to put an agenda about jobs in front of American voters. The fact that the Republican's plan is a joke is somewhat beside the point. They'll try to convince folks that its those damn government regulations that are slowing economic recovery. And too many people will be open to that argument.

You mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help make the case that we need environmental and worker protections. And that they are not the cause of our current problems.

Let's go out there and get 'er done!!!!!

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