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Something To Know As Obama Gives His Jobs Speech: Senate Democrats Have Been BLOCKING Republican-Passed Jobs Bills

September 8, 2011

Damn terrorist obstructionist Democrats are holding America “hostage.”

That’s the truth, if someone were to care enough to turn off the mainstream media propaganda blather and seek the actual facts:

Republicans Remind Obama: Democrats Are Blocking House-Passed Jobs Bills
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
By Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) – Republican leaders are reminding President Obama that the House of Representatives has passed more than a dozen “pro-growth” measures to spur job creation, but with one exception, Senate Democrats have refused to consider any of those bills.
 
In a letter to the president on Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) listed all the House-passed “jobs” bills that are now languishing in the Senate. They include a bill to reduce the regulatory burdens on farmers and small business owners; a bill to block a “job-destroying national energy tax,” and a bill to boost offshore energy production. (See full list below.)
 
Boehner and Cantor also outlined “potential opportunities for Congress and the White House to work together” on job-creation.
 
An infrastructure initiative is one of those areas: “We are not opposed to initiatives to repair and improve infrastructure,” the Republican leaders said, but instead of new spending, they’re calling for spending “reforms,” as follows:
 
“Current law requires that states set-aside 10 percent of their surface transportation funds for transportation enhancements, which must be used for items such as establishment of transportation museums, education activities for pedestrians and bicyclists, acquisition of scenic easements, historic preservation, operation of historic transportation facilities, etc.,” Boehner and Cantor noted.
 
“While many of the initiatives funded by this mandatory set-aside may be worthy projects, eliminating this required set-aside would allow states to devote more money to the types of infrastructure programs you are advocating without adding to the deficit.  We believe such a reform would be consistent with your statement last week that we should ‘reform the way transportation money is invested, to eliminate waste, to give states more control over the projects that are right for them.'”
 
Other areas of possible cooperation, according to Republican leaders, include a proposal to speed up the permitting process for construction projects; reforms to the unemployment system; and completing free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea.
 
“These reforms alone are not a substitute for a comprehensive pro-growth jobs agenda, such as the one House Republicans have put forth and continue to implement. But they are potential areas for common ground,” Boehner and Cantor told the president.
 
Because Democrats and Republicans “sincerely believe” that their own policies are the right way to get the economy growing, it’s unlikely that either side will completely give in to the other.  But, Boehner and Cantor added, it is “critical” that both sides focus on areas of common agreement: “We should not approach this as an all or nothing situation,” they said.
 
The Republican leaders said they would like to meet with President Obama before he gives his “jobs” address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday. Such a meeting – including leaders from both parties — would give lawmakers “the opportunity to constructively discuss your proposals.”
 
Boehner and Cantor said they are specifically interested in learning the cost estimates for 212 new regulatory actions planned by the Obama administration.
 
Attachment to Boehner/Cantor letter to President Obama:
Bills Passed by the House of Representatives that Have Not Been Considered by the Democrat-Controlled Senate
 
The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R. 872), which would halt duplicative federal regulations on farmers and small business owners that are impeding job creation.
 
The Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910), which would stop the federal bureaucracy from imposing a job-destroying national energy tax.
 
The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (H.R. 2018), which would restrict the federal government’s ability to second-guess or delay a state’s permitting and water quality certification decisions under the Clean Water Act once the EPA has already approved a state’s program, preventing approval process delays that cost jobs and leave businesses hampered by uncertainty.
 
The Consumer Financial Protection & Soundness Improvement Act (H.R. 1315), which would increase consumer protection and government accountability by eliminating the ability of Dodd-Frank’s unelected Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director to unilaterally carry out regulations that hurt job growth.
 
The Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act (H.R. 1230), which would help to address high gas prices and support the creation of new American jobs by increasing offshore energy production.
 
The Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act (H.R. 1229) and the Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act (H.R. 1231), which would help to put thousands of Americans back to work by ending the de facto moratorium on American energy production in the Gulf of Mexico in a safe, responsible and transparent manner by setting firm timelines for considering permits to drill.
 
The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011 (H.R. 2021), which would streamline the permit process for American energy production to help lower prices and create tens of thousands of new jobs.
 
The North American-Made Energy Security Act (H.R. 1938), which would require the federal government to make a determination by a date certain on whether or not it will allow the Keystone XL pipeline expansion, which is projected to directly create 20,000 jobs and support the creation of thousands more, to move forward.
 
A Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 (H.Con.Res. 34).  With Washington’s failure to control spending hurting job creation in America, the House has passed its budget, while the Senate has not yet considered a budget of its own.

Hmm.  Nine bills that the Republicans have passed.  And those terrorist Democrats have decided to murder American workers by sheer meanness instead.

Obama’s speech tonight is going to be completely poitical, in that he will set himself up as the “reasonable” man in the room.  And anyone who disagrees with his “balanced approach” is simply not interested in helping the nation recover.

You see, I remember someone talking just like that before: his name happened to be Adolf Hitler.  Just set yourself up as the Transcendent One and anyone who disagrees with you is a threat who must be dealt with.

The reality is that Obama announced his plan (before going on vacation) when it is now clear he didn’t even HAVE any damn plan.  And the Washington Post – which leans decidedly left – noted that the White House was “scrambling” to come up with something upon Obama’s return from hobnobbing with liberal millionaires at Martha’s Vineyard.  He called for a joint-session of Congress – which as a general rule serves for State of the Union speeches and WARS – but then came out and said his speech really wouldn’t try to accomplish very much and would merely be one of “several speeches.”

Because everybody knows we’re in a crisis and what we need is another speech.

Becuase if I were drowning, I would be desperately hoping that Obama’s liberal limousine caravan would show up packing the teleprompters so that Obama could give a speech until the level of the oceans were lowered.

Why is Obama giving his speech in front of a joint session of Congress, instead of actually submitting a detailed plan in writing so Congress can see precisely what Obama is committing himself to?  Because this is nothing more than a political manuever; it has nothing whatsoever to do with actually changing anything.  Obama wants to set up a straw man; he wants to be the “reasonable one” with “the balanced approach” who had the answers – even though all of his answers have already repeatedly failed – only those mean Republican terrorist obstructionist hostage takers wouldn’t embrace his plan.

It’s just another failed stimulus that Obama will refuse to call a “stimulus.”  It’s more “shovel-ready jobs” that Obama is now calling “contruction workers ready to get dirty” because he thinks you people are just too damn stupid to have a clue that he’s pushing the same failed bullcrap that he’s been pushing for three failed years.

One of the funniest things of all in this is that Republicans are actually being called DISRESPECTFUL (and literally racist) for not bothering to offer a rebuttal to Obama’s load of feces:

“This is just dumb. The former speaker is criticizing us for passing up an opportunity to criticize the president,” said a GOP aide.

Of course, they would have been every bit as racist if they HAD criticized the president.  But that’s for a whole other Obama speech.

Republicans seem to know that no matter what they do, the mainstream media propaganda will froth over the fact that the Republicans have dared to question their great Führer.  So why even bother?

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