When it comes to a Jobs Plan I've been suggesting Overseas Jobs could be an alternative for some Americans to find work but today lets turn our attention back home as the debate over the Obama Jobs Creation Plan heats up.
Two days before we even see the plan Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican Leader, is already shooting it down. In his Senate speech yesterday he said he was 'certain' the plan will fail. Nice attitude Mitch! So, while McConnell suggested Obama will just be presenting the 'same failed approach' I guess he figures he'll jump the gun and deliver the Republicans 'same failed approach' - just reject it before it even gets debated. That makes a lot of sense doesn't it? And the world looks on - its like watching a couple bicker and fight during a nasty divorce case.
President Obama is to appear before Congress on Thursday to present his detailed Jobs Plan. According to August statistics the unemployment rate in the U.S. hit 9.1% last month.
So far we've heard hints of what the plan will entail including - new investment in infrastructure to stimulate jobs in construction; a payroll tax cut being extended and potentially broadened and additional aid for the long term unemployed.
But what of McConnell? What's he interested in? It seems to me, and please pardon the politically incorrect reference here, but really, its pretty obvious McConnell and the Republicans are focused on one thing - guilty or innocent, they wants them a linchin'! McConnell even said, "his top priority is to prevent Obama from winning a second term as president". Isn't that nice. His priorities have nothing to do with the American people - nothing to do with helping the nation out of this mess, that the Republicans created I might add, nope his priority is simple - getting Obama out and by extension getting his and the Republicans power back. Isn't that kind of what got the U.S. in this trouble to begin with? The lust for power and control - Greed is Good?
OK - I'm rambling here back to the facts and perhaps some common sense. There do appear to be some clearer heads in the Republican Party as John Boehner, House Speaker and Eric Cantor, Majority Leader wrote a letter to Obama stating that they wanted to work cooperatively -
"While it is important that we continue to debate and discuss our different approaches to job creation, it is also critical that our differences not preclude us from taking action in areas where there is common agreement," the leaders said.
Hmmmm - has anyone discussed this with Mitch baby? Sounds like these bad boys are almost sleeping with the enemy! Oh, I bet Mitch is pissed!
Moving on lets see how divided the Republicans really are. Today Senator Roy Blunt continued the McCarthy - oops - did I say that? I mean McConnell stance by saying he didn't "expect there to be much to respond to" when asked why there was no response scheduled following Obama's address. On Fox News, big surprise there, Blunt said, "So far theres no indication that anything extraordinary is going to happen in what should be an extraordinary moment..." Now thats a positive, optimistic, cooperative attitude isn't it?
So, what do you think? Leave your comment below or on 1+ and lets get this party started!