100 Days With GOP in Power: Radicalism, Ideological Stunts, No Jobs
April 14, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)— Now that the Republicans have controlled the U.S. House of Representatives for 100 days, it’s time to reflect back on all of the successful jobs bills passed by the GOP majority. There must be a slew of them, right? Because, remember when House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and the rest of the Republicans campaigned on promises to fix the economy and create jobs? Leading up to the midterm elections, Boehner asked repeatedly,”Where are the jobs?” Well, the House Republicans all apparently, have some sort of attention deficit disorder. As soon as they gained power, their campaign pledges about job creation were soon forgotten. And cast aside instead, to waste the taxpayer’s time on right-wing stunt bills, extremist zealotry and an attack on the reproductive rights of poor women. The House Republicans passed zero jobs bills. In fact, when it was brought to Boehner’s attention that Republican polices would actually destroy thousands of jobs, he said “So be it.” Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) brilliantly marked this dubious anniversary of the do-nothing House Republicans, without uttering a single word.
Crowley stood on the House floor with a large pad of white paper imprinted with text slamming the GOP for their failure to listen to Americans, and focus on jobs creation.
He stood there silently, tearing off the pages one-by-one; the sounds of the sheets being ripped away piercing the silent chamber.
“100 days of GOP rule =”
“0 Job Bills” [...]
“Really, GOP, Really?”
“100 Days in and GOP Still Doesn’t Get It.”