Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republicans agrily charge that government does not create jobs. Only the private sector creates jobs. This is ridiculous. Governments provide real and valuable services to people who pay for them with real and valuable dollars. And real and valuable people do the work... until those governments get starved, the workers all get laid off, and the services stop being provided.
Mitch McConnell's cynical and callous attitude toward the unemployed stems from more than his single-minded focus on bringing down the duly elected president of the United States of America. Those segments of society hardest hit by high unemployment didn't vote for Republicans even before they were unemployed.
Mitch McConnell talks about the 1.5 million jobs lost since President Obama's inauguration and he shamelessly says the stimulus didn't work. What he doesn't tell you are that more Americans are working than when Obama took office or that without the stimulus, unemployment would be over 11% instead of stubbornly hovering about 9.1%.
"Never again will any president from either party be allowed to raise the debt ceiling without being held accountable for it by the American people"
The effrontery of a president flying into a state for a "non-political" photo-op without inviting the local governor and congressmen to tag along-particularly when they are members of his own party-is déclassé, even for a narcissist of Obama's ilk.
Obama will then fall right into McConnell's little trap, and the dismal economy will become the definitive albatross hanging around the necks of the Democrats during the 2012 elections.
"I'm here today, though, Mr. President. Where are you?"
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