One jobs bill a week? Let me guess. For Teachers, Firefighters and Police Officers. In other words, one failure per week.
From The L.A. Times:
This will be the third bailout for teachers. In 2009, Obama’s stimulus paid billions to states to keep teachers employed ($36 billion plus $3oo million). In 2010, Obama spent another $26 billion to keep teachers employed. Now he wants $35 billion. Why are teachers more important than those who work other jobs in the private sector? They’re unionized.
It seems Democrats are finally operating from the same political playbook. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the majority leader, made the announcement Monday as Obama embarked on his three-day jobs bus tour.
Translation: Obama is campaigning on the taxpayer’s dime.
“We’re going to do our utmost to do this as quickly as we can,” Reid told reporters.
Senate Republicans immediately denounced the proposal as another bailout for public sector workers, saying previous efforts to ship funding to cash-strapped states did not prevent teacher layoffs.
As I pointed out above. This is just a temporary fix until after the 2012 elections and to keep teachers, and their union masters, happy.
Still, arguing against teachers and firefighters will prove a tough vote. Democrats plan to pay for the measure with the proposed 5.6% surtax on millionaires.
Democrats forget that all legislation that requires funding has to come from the House, which Republicans thankfully control.
Democratic leaders in the Senate are carving Obama’s $447 billion jobs package into individual components after a GOP-led filibuster blocked it last week from advancing. The Republican-led House, which is on recess this week, declined to take up Obama’s jobs package — but expects to consider tax relief for corporations when lawmakers return next week.
The L.A. Times forgot that 3 Democrats voted against Obama’s “jobs bill.” One being Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). It was a bipartisan objection from the Democrat controlled Senate.
Reid promised “one jobs bill a week” in the days ahead.