Those politicians ARE fickle aren't they?
Mitt Romney acceptance speech: I'm the real hope and change
that to pass the bill, the Senate would have been breaking Constitutional Law that revenue bills have to start in the House, not the Senate. This was done specifically by Reid as a political stunt........and there is NO way that the claim that it was 'paid for' is true when it depended upon 'new revenue' over the next ten years. What new revenue other than their plan to raise taxes......and if that failed, it was going to add to the debt.
There are already a number of jobs programs directed specifically at vets....we didn't need another one that we aren't sure will work when the others haven't proven themselves.
I love our vets, but a line has to be drawn somewhere. I told you all quite a while ago that bringing home all those vets from Iraq and Afghanistan was going to dump thousands into the unemployment lines all in one fell swoop instead of gradually. Nobody seemed to care about anything other than 'bringing home our military'. BO can't have his cake of 'ending the wars' and eating it too (not having any jobs for these guys to come home to). If he hadn't spent two years on Obamacare and put that effort into letting the private sector create the jobs and build revenue instead of pushing the private sector out to the curb with ridiculous EPA regulations that shut down entire industries and long-term moratoriums, and bailouts to the auto industry with rules that threw an additional 40,000 or more people out of work by dumping Delphi and shutting dealerships and mom/pop auto parts suppliers, we might not be having this discussion today.
You can't have the Senate bypass Constitutional Law and do it strictly as a political move just before the election in order to deliberately point a bad finger at Republicans for not going along with it. They tried to pull a BO stunt of 'if Congress won't get the job done, I will' and it blew up in their faces........just like they knew it would......and they did it only for publicity.........
There are numerous jobs bills sitting in Reid's pocket that the House had sent over.......NONE have come up for a vote because Reid won't allow them to.
Just like this was a publicity stunt...... http://cnsnews.com/news/article/dems-call-congress-stay-and-workwork-decline-questions-media
"We're fired up and ready to stay and work"......and then they left.