in the last election republican said "elect us and we will create jobs.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Free Thinker, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. so far the republicans, even though they have total control of congress where bills originate, have done nothing about jobs. actually they have done nothing about pretty much everything:

    Not quite a 'do-nothing Congress,' but it's close
    Fervent partisanship and the debt standoff are making it the least productive in years.
    July 04, 2011|Kathleen HennesseyFreshman Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte is often asked what surprises her most about serving in the esteemed upper chamber of Congress. The earnest, 43-year-old conservative from New Hampshire has come up with an uncomplicated reply:

    "I thought that we would vote on a lot more bills."

    In the lobby outside Ayotte's office, a television tuned to C-SPAN was showing an empty Senate chamber. In offices up and down the hallway, aides were booking flights home.

    So it goes these days on Capitol Hill, a place of many headlines and much drama but not a whole lot of legislating.

    The 112th Congress is on pace to be one of the least productive in recent memory -- as measured by votes taken, bills made into laws, nominees approved. By most of those metrics, this crowd is underperforming even the "do-nothing Congress" of 1948, as President Harry Truman dubbed it. The hot-temper era of President Clinton's impeachment in the 1990s saw more bills become law.
  2. Max E.

    Max E.

    And how would you Rate the Nancy Pelosi led congress, and Harry Reid led senate from 2006-2010?

    5 trillion added to the deficit, 3 million jobs lost, record number of people on welfare/foodstamps, 10% unemployment.....

    We should start making lots of new policies, like they did, clearly it was a raging success.

    I love how people like you rag on republicans, and claim that they dont care about jobs, because they have not created enough new legislation, rules and such, when the very definiton of conservatism is for the government to stay the fuck out of the way.

    If Obama would have learned a lesson from conservatives, we would be far better off today, he probably could have came in and did nothing, and the unemployment would be lower then it is today, and we would be up a trillion dollars.
  3. Lucrum


    I thought the democraps still controlled the senate. More embellishment on your part?
  4. BINGO!