Things The Republican Congress Has Done, INSTEAD Of Creating Jobs

Republicans said if they took control of the House of Representatives they would start creating jobs. This is a list of some ofthe things they’ve done, instead of creating jobs. Click on each example to find a link to an article regarding that issue If you have anything to add, please include it in the comments.

  1. Symbolically read the constitution, skipped parts of it, and also read part of the Declaration of Independence, while still claiming to be reading the constitution.
  2. 2 Congressman swore themselves in by watching the swearing-in ceremony on TV, without actually attending. They later had to be sworn in again, and 2 of their votes were deemed invalid since they had not been properly sworn in.
  3. “Symbolically” voted to repeal the healthcare bill. Spent hours debating it beforehand, even though they knew it was purely symbolic and would not become law.
  4. Attempting to de-fund Global Warming research.
  5. Attempting to defund healthcare, which is also mostly symbolic.
  6. Proposed a budget that would cut billions of dollars in aid to the poor, the homeless, and women and children.
  7. Extended the Patriot Act.
  8. Attempted to cut all funding for Planned Parenthood and PBS.
  9. Attempted to redefine rape to no longer include statutory rape, incest rape, or drugged rape.
  10. Cut Pell Grants
  11. Attempting to cut 1 billion dollars from Head Start. This would mean that over 200,000 kids would lose their spots in preschool.
  12. Working on adding guidelines to delay implementation of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal, despite overwhelming support for its repeal.
  13. Proposed a bill that would let a hospitalized pregnant woman die instead of having a life saving abortion, if she needed it.
  14. Holding hearings into “radicalization” in the American Muslim community.
  15. Attempted to cut money to Veterans.
  16. 1 married Republican congressman was found to be looking for women on craigslist.
  17. Refused to compromise on a budget and are threatening a Government shutdown, which will put thousands of people out of work.
  18. Made 2 responses to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. Neither of them offered any real solutions to create jobs.
  19. Currently considering privatizing Medicare.
  20. Voted to fund chemical contraception for wild horses, but voted to cut funding for contraception for human women.
  21. Voted to continue spending millions of tax payer dollars to sponsor a NASCAR racecar.
  22. Michelle Bachmann stated she believes Glenn Beck is qualified to solve the budget deficit.
  23. John Boehner has decided to use the Congress to defend DOMA in court, since the Justice Department will no longer defend it.
  24. Voted against letting the last surviving, American, World War 1 veteran be honored in the Capitol building’s rotunda, after he passed away.
  25. John Boehner has said himself that if jobs are lost because of his proposed cuts to the budget “so be it”.
  26. John Boehner has cried excessively over his own personal history, but has not cried once for the millions of Americans who lost their jobs thanks to policies he supported while Bush was President. Policies he still supports.

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