The Republican’s have filibustered Obama’s jobs bill. Big surprise.
Also not surprising is the fact that about two thirds of Americans support the jobs bill. In fact, according to Gallup, “Americans Favor Almost All Proposals in Obama's Jobs Plan”. And we’ve known that approximately the same percentage favors restoring previous tax rates on the top one percent.
In a nation that values and respects democracy, the politicians would have no doubt how to proceed.
But not here.
The entire Republican Party and a couple corporatist Quisling Dems, Nelson and Tester, have killed it.
Senator Harry Reid offers his keen insight.
“The president’s plan contains many ideas Republicans have consistently supported over the years, especially when their party controlled Congress, the White House or both. Republicans oppose those ideas now. . . . I guess Republicans think if the economy improves, it might help President Obama.”
If it has taken the Senate Majority Leader this long to “guess” the obvious truth, then the Democrats may as well capitulate to the Republicans’ one-party dictatorship. What’s that? They already have?