Are Republicans Serious about Jobs?

26 Apr

Frequently, we hear Democrats claiming that the Republicans complain a lot about the Democratic Party appraoch to the economy, but they have no plans of their own.  When it is brought up that the House has passed about 30 bills pertaining to jobs and the economy, and that those bills are simply blocked by Senate leadership from getting to the floor of the Senate, Democrats simply assert that the House-passed bills simply aren’t serious.

HUH?

First, I would say, in all fairness, that any bill that makes it through one of the houses of Congress should be taken seriously.  An elected legislative body thought it serious enough to put it together and pass it.

Second, there is a defined, proper process for dealing with a bill that has been approved by one house of Congress.  The other house considers it and formally responds to it with either a vote, a recommendation for changes, or perhaps its own bill in rebuttal.  In our present case, if the Senate does not like the House-passed bills, it should properly consider them, then vote them down (or suggest changes that would be more digestible to the Senate).

It is a travesty of legislative process to just ignore these bills.  And an outright lie to say that Republicans have not brought anything to the table to help dig us out of our economic hole.  Just because you disagree with a proposed action, doesn’t mean the proposal has no merit, and shouldn’t be considered.

Other thoughts?

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2 Responses to “Are Republicans Serious about Jobs?”

  1. semmie2616 April 27, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    Sorry to be changing the subject, but I would like to know your thoughts on “Agenda 21” and “Project 60″…

    • illero April 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

      I will create 1 or 2 new topics re: Agenda 21 and Project 60.

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