On the heels of what is being chided as the best National Convention in history (DNC2012), the jobs numbers are out. Opponents would have people believe that less than expected jobs numbers are all Obama’s fault. On the contrary, Obama and Democratic members of congress have repeatedly tried to pass comprehensive job creation legislation. Republicans have repeatedly voted against them.
Policy Mic Writes:
The method Republicans have used to block all jobs legislation in the past two years is the same. A jobs bill comes up, it is filled with positive things for the economy, Republicans filibuster debate, this shields them from having to make floor speeches on why they don’t want tax breaks for small businesses… etc.
Why? Well, if the economy recovers too strongly before an election, Republicans will lose power. If jobs numbers look too good, people will want to keep the same party. By Republicans blocking all jobs legislation and keeping jobs numbers from improving they believe this is their ticket to power.
In other words, if you and other Americans suffer just long enough it will pay off for Republicans.
They sacrifice the citizens’ jobs with the hopes that they will create more Republican jobs in Congress.(FULL STORY HERE AT Policy MIC).
Republicans tout their patriotism. Patriotism is defined as devoted love, support, and defense of one’s country; national loyalty.
OH, I get it, this is how Republican’s show their love for this nation….
Cross posted on Define Don’t Defend