Republicans block jobs-for-vets bill

Why? Because they can. Because they would do anything, no matter how despicable, to prevent Democrats from taking any credit for creating jobs:

Senate Republicans prevented a veterans’ jobs bill from coming to a vote today by forcing a budget point of order vote. Democrats came up 2 votes short of the 60 needed to defeat the GOP’s budget measure.

The Veterans Jobs Corps bill — which is part of President Obama’s push to secure jobs for veterans — would have provided $1 billion over five years to hire 20,000 young veterans for public lands jobs and prioritize vets for first responder jobs such as police, firefighter, or EMT. The measure would have also provided young vets access to the infrastructure with which to assist in job searches, such as access to computers, internet and career services advisers…

7 Responses to Republicans block jobs-for-vets bill

  1. imhotep September 20, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    “Politics isn’t rocket science.” That’s what Lindsey Graham said yesterday. Maybe not, but it’s all way above Romney’s head. The Republicans have spent the past 90 minutes denouncing the president from the Senate floor. That’s important because they’re going home until November so they needed a sound-bite for their campaign commercials. Why should the Republican Senators pass a billion dollar jobs bill to help the veterns? They’re just moochers and part of the 47% of Americans who won’t vote for Romney anyway.

  2. lless September 20, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Rats, imho beat me to that last point. Let’s see, for 48 hours Republicans have been backfilling on Romney’s mistake in saying out loud what underlies their social vision about we lessers. Then just as the controversy is about to succumb to short attention span they do this. They just shot Romney’s other foot with Reagan Democrats. I begin to suspect that the Republicans are out to lose this election to deny Obama the win.

  3. imhotep September 20, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    So by losing on purpose the Republicans think that they can sell the idea that they actually won? That’s the kind of ridiculous logic that rules the Republican Party. We’ll lose big time and then say Obama really didn’t win because we threw the contest. Yep, only stupid people are Republicans and vote for Republicans.

  4. jawbone September 20, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    It could be the R’s WANT to lose this presidential election, so that they can stall any improvements in the Senate again or gain both houses, and stall away and pass junk legislation which Obama would –make that, might– veto.

    Then they would run a relatively unkown Repub who will build a kinder and gentler facade, claim the Dems can’t govern, and take over in 2016?

    The long game for them is gain power however possible.

  5. imhotep September 20, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    jawbone, if the Republicans lose this election they are toast as a viable political party. At present 65 Republican House members and 3 Senators will lose. The Democrats will control both the House and the Senate. Then it’ll be time for the Left to hold the Democrats feet to the fire. It is imperative that every Progressive votes a straight Democratic ticket in November. The time has come to kill off the Republican (1%) party.

  6. ed September 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    oh…booo…hooooo…..stop you wining!!!…..1 billion dollars devided by 20,000…wow …great paying jobs…just like salyndra….sweet….the bill is flawed and is still being worked on,,,,nice try with the spin…..typical dems comments….

  7. susie September 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    “Stop you wining?” I don’t see any wine.

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