A List of the GOP’s Non-Job Creation Legislation in 2012 from Mike Stanfill:
During the 2010 mid-terms the GOP ran mainly on the platform of job creation and, as a result of such promises, the GOP gained the majority in the House of Representatives. As the new Speaker of the House, John Boehner made the welcome claim that the primary goal of the Republican Party was to increase employment in the U.S.
His exact words were: “We’re going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs.”
The following, therefore, is a chronological list of legislation by the GOP beginning 2-10-2011 that I created for my own amusement. That it has reached its current imposing length, without one anecdotal citation of new employment as a result of Republican legislation, is simply shocking. Shame on these useless hypocrites.
There are those who choose to place the blame for high unemployment on Mr. Obama’s shoulders, but keep in mind that it’s the House that enacts legislation and controls the governmental purse-strings, not the President. The Stimulus package passed by the Democrats in 2009 helped the economy but would have been more effective if the GOP hadn’t limited it to little more than a package of more useless tax breaks for the rich.
Update 6-18-2012: It’s officially clear to everyone, even the foreign press, that the GOP will do nothing to help the economy, betting that bad finanacial times will help Mitt Romney in the upcoming presidential elections. In addition, thinkprogress.com offers five ways the GOP has actively sabotaged job growth.
See the very long list at Republican Job Creation • Keeping Millions Unemployed To Put One Man Out of Work.