Thursday, September 15, 2011

Who's Opposed To Stimulus PT II? Oh, Just About Everybody....

...remember that when the media starts off every news story with "Barack Obama was on the road tonight to promote his new jobs bill, but Republican opposition in Congress...."

Yeah.  About that:

President Obama anticipated Republican resistance to his jobs program, but he is now meeting increasing pushback from his own party. Many Congressional Democrats, smarting from the fallout over the 2009 stimulus bill, say there is little chance they will be able to support the bill as a single entity, citing an array of elements they cannot abide.

Some are unhappy about the specific types of companies, particularly the oil industry, that would lose tax benefits....

There are also Democrats, some of them senators up for election in 2012, who oppose the bill simply for its mental connection to the stimulus bill, which laid at least part of the foundation for the Republican takeover of the House in 2010.

“I have serious questions about the level of spending that President Obama proposed,” said Senator Joe Manchin III, a Democrat from West Virginia...

This is classic:

A small but vocal group dislikes the payroll tax cuts for employees and small businesses. “I have been very unequivocal,” said Representative Peter A. DeFazio, a Democrat from Oregon. “No more tax cuts.”

His voice rising to a near shriek, he added: “We have the economy that tax cuts give us. And it’s pretty pathetic, isn’t it? The president is in a box.”

That's right! The very thought of allowing American citizens to keep the money that they rightfully earn is causing Democrats to - according to the New York freakin' Times - "shriek".

Google "Pete DeFazio Tax", get over 7 million results fast!

You know, while lots of folks blame Obama for congressional losses such as yesterday's in NY-9, one wonders how much a howling moonbat like DeFazio contributes as well. Hey, would you want to empower that nutjob by giving him more yes-men?

Another Democrat who is no rush to "pass this bill"? Harry Reid:

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, has said he will put the bill on the legislative calendar but has declined to say when. He almost certainly will push the bill — which Mr. Obama urged Congress to pass “right now!” — until after his chamber’s recess at the end of the month; Mr. Reid has set votes on disaster aid, extensions for the Federal Aviation Administration and a short-term spending plan ahead of the jobs bill.

Must be getting real hot in DC, if Reid is beginning to sweat. But the list of disaffected Democrats who will be unlikely to support Stimulus II goes on: Sens. Bob Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.), Jim Webb (D-Va.), Tom Carper (D-Del.)....

I guess they just don't love Barack Obama. Some better report these traitorous SOB's to Attack Watch...

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