Senate GOP Puts Protecting Millionaires Before Creating Jobs (Again)
The third time was not the charm today when it came to persuading Senate Republicans to abandon their never-ending quest to prevent the wealthiest Americans from having to pay their fair share and to instead join with Democrats to put hundreds of thousands of Americans back to work. Earlier this afternoon, Senate Republicans again voted unanimously against 450,000 Americans jobs.
- Oct. 11: 100 percent of Senate Republicans voted against millions of American jobs in order to protect the very wealthiest Americans — the top 0.5 percent — from having to pay their fair share.
- Oct. 20: 100 percent of Senate Republicans voted against nearly 400,000 jobs for teachers, firefighters, and copsin order to protect the very wealthiest Americans — the top 0.5 percent — from having to pay their fair share.
- Today: 100 percent of Senate Republicans voted against 450,000 Americans jobs rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges, airports, and other critical infrastructurein order to protect the very wealthiest Americans — the top 0.5 percent — from having to pay their fair share.
Survey Says: Public Agrees That the GOP is Trying to Sabotage the Economy to Hurt Obama
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) infamously said:
The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president. That’s my single most important political goal along with every active Republican in the country.
According to a new poll of Florida voters, it looks like the public is catching on to their plans:
With 51 percent of voters saying that jobs and the economy are the most pressing issues in the nation today, 49 percent said they believe that the Republicans are intentionally hindering efforts to boost the economy so that President Barack Obama will not be reelected. Thirty-nine percent disagreed. As expected, most registered Democrats (70 percent) agreed that Republicans are intentionally hindering the economy and hurting Obama, but independents (52 percent) and even some Republicans (24 percent) also agreed.
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