Senate Republicans Reject Firefighters, Police Officers, And Teachers By Unanimously Blocking Key Piece Of American Jobs Act

Author: October 21, 2011 1:13 pm

In a callous and yet unexpected move, Senate Republicans unanimously voted against saving the jobs of 400,000 policemen, firefighters, and teachers. The legislation had been the key piece of President Obama’s American Jobs Act and was one of the most popular pieces of the legislation.

Harry Reid brought that individual piece of the bill to the floor yesterday in hopes that Republicans would find their souls and actually pass the bill. Earlier this month, Republicans rejected the entire American Jobs Act, continuing their effort to collapse the economy and make President Obama fail. If Senate Republicans had helped pass this crucial part of the bill, almost half a million jobs would have been saved. But Republicans blocked the bill because it would have been paid for with a tax of half of 1% on millionaires. President Obama commented on the blocking of the bill.

“Every Senate Republican voted to block a bill that would help middle class families and keep hundreds of thousands of firefighters on the job, police officers on the streets, and teachers in the classroom when our kids need them most. Those Americans deserve an explanation as to why they don’t deserve those jobs.”

The Republicans are demonstrating that they stand with the wealthy and have nothing but disdain the rest of the American people. They would rather sabotage the economy because they stupidly believe it will help them defeat President Obama in 2012. Of course there are 400,000 teachers, policemen, and firefighters that will definitely be voting for the Democratic ticket next fall.


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  • Moros on October 23, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Stop drinking the KOOL-AID, (D)’s had both houses, & exec. branch and still didn’t get a budget pasted, spare us your great wisdom of govt. Moros? Check you facts pal. Jobs bill is a propaganda bill. It will help no-one in pvt industry, it’s only another union pay back. The bill was CRAP on arrival, no wonder half the Senate won’t passed it, including a few Dumbo-crats zombies that wised up. BUT they will never Report the TRUTH about the vote or the bill!

  • The Senate is Controlled by the Dumbascraps, IF they had all voted for the bill it would have passed. End of Story.

    They did not.

    Therefore it’s the Dumbascraps who killed the bill genius.
    Not the Republicans who are the minority and could not have stopped the bill’s passage.

    If you want to lie about things at least make a lie that’s hard to refute with simple facts.

    • If you conservatives understood government anywhere near as much as you pretend you, you’d understand that the Democrats do not have a supermajority and therefore cannot pass any legislation on their votes alone.

      You people are the scum of the Earth, simple distorting/making up facts to suit your propaganda needs.

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