For those of you out there that gave the Republicans the benefit of the doubt, that perhaps they were just standing on principles in regards to President Obama. Here is your proof that they have their eyes on the election rather than the economy and the American people.
In a report by Politico, a senior Republican Aide stated this,
“Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win?” said one senior House Republican aide who requested anonymity to discuss the matter freely. “I just don’t want to co-own the economy by having to tout that we passed a jobs bill that won’t work or at least won’t do enough.”
This is one of the best quotes of the day, bolding is mine.
“To assume that we’re naturally for these things because we’ve been for them does not mean we will be for them if they cause debt, if they [have] tax increases and if they take money from the free-enterprise sector, which creates jobs,”
said Texas Rep. Pete Sessions, who heads up the House Republican campaign arm.
Yes, Rep. Sessions said to assume just because we were for it before, doesn’t mean we are for it today. That is a similar position on healthcare mandate, remember? It is the Republican party that likes to go to war, or create popular programs like Medicare part D without paying for them, remember?
The American Jobs Act is being touted as a law that will help the economy, especially by Moody’s economist Zandi. He stated the Obama Jobs plan would add 2% to GDP and over one million jobs.
When this package is a success, the unemployment rate will drop by 1% to a total of 8% nationally, according to many economist and that is what makes the GOP nervous! An 8% unemployment rate from a peak of over 10% in 2010 is a significant improvement. The Republicans know this plan put together by the President includes ideas from both Republicans and Democrats and is win- win for the economy and the country, but not a winning solution for the GOP’s electability. The GOP is putting party before country, again.