Will The GOP Still Be “The Party Of No” On A Jobs Bill?

Posted by | February 9, 2010 15:17 | Filed under: Top Stories

There is hope (and change) if the two parties can come together to create jobs. It’s a good move for Democrats, because how are Republicans going to be “The Party of No” on a jobs bill? But that won’t stop them from trying.

The Democrats’ agenda includes: renewing existing highway legislation for a year, which is expected to result in 1 million jobs, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said. Also, enacting small business and job creation tax credits — and extending Build America Bonds, a stimulus measure that helps states and municipalities fund capital construction projects.

So far, there’s only sniping from the right:

“The Democrats haven’t provided a positive solution just yet; they’re not even sure what’s in their own jobs bill,” said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean. “So Republicans can’t necessarily get behind it unless they know what’s in it and with an understanding that it will really create jobs.”

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, said in the Republican weekly address Saturday that Democrats last year promised more jobs and said unemployment would remain below 8 percent with their stimulus legislation.

“Americans are still asking, ‘Where are the jobs? Where are the jobs?’ But all they are getting from Washington is more spending, more taxes, more debt and more bailouts.”

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By: Alan

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