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GOP says NO to JOBS

This week, Senate Republicans filibustered a bill that would create American jobs. Currently, companies that outsource jobs to other countries receive tax breaks, which makes no sense at all. The bill would not only eliminate those tax deductions, but it would introduce new tax breaks for companies that “insource” jobs from other countries.

Ironically, Republicans claim to not be against this bill, but they wanted to amend it by tacking on amendments that would repeal Obamacare and extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich. When they didn’t get their way, they scuttled the whole bill. To be fair, four Republican senators — Scott Brown (MA), Dean Heller (NV), Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe (ME) voted in favor of the bill, but it was short of the 60 votes needed to move just about every bill past ceaseless GOP filibusters.

Maybe the GOP decided it was more important to have high unemployment in the US, which they will try to blame on Obama.

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  1. ebdoug wrote:

    Those are the good Republicans even though I hope Elizabeth Warren defeats Scott Brown.

    Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 8:58 am | Permalink
  2. ptgoodman wrote:

    So the U.S. Senate is where good things go to die? Keep up the good work, PI!

    Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Permalink
  3. Morrius wrote:

    Pro is to con as progress is to Congress.

    Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Permalink
  4. Patricia wrote:

    Maybe??? Maybe??? Yeah, maybe they might want to decide that it was more important to have high unemployment in the US, which they will try (have already) blamed on Obama. :)

    Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Permalink