Political Nutz

Observations on the pathetic state of American politics

GOP is All about Jobs and the Deficit? Ahhh, Not So Much

Last fall the Republicans campaigned on job creation and deficit reduction.  These are issues the American People wanted addressed.  In a July 2010 Pew Research Center poll 80% of respondents said it was very important for Congress to pass legislation to address the job situation followed by deficit reduction at 71%.  Instead the Party of No has focused on anti-abortion legislation, trying to overturn the Health Care law, and defunding National Public Radio.  Oh and there’s the big debate about compostable spoons in the House dining room.

So now that all those critical issues are taken care of, Speaker Boehner is turning his energies to forcing the Justice Department to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts. I guess those 13 million unemployed folks will just have to wait a few more months while the GOP attends to the needs of their homophobic constituents first.

“This is nothing more than a distraction from our most pressing challenges” such as creating jobs and reducing the federal deficit.    —Nancy Pelosi

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