GOP: “Focus on Jobs? Nah, That Was Just an Election Slogan”
Republican politicians tricked millions of gullible people into voting for them last November, using the promise that they’d “create jobs,” “focus on jobs.”
Now that they’ve gotten elected, their “focus on jobs” has morphed into “Jobs? Huh? Oh, that?”
Now that they’re in control of the House, Republicans can turn their backs on all the moderate, independent and swing voters who put them in office. Once again they can ignore mainstream voters and just pander to their base.
The economy has been moved to the back burner so they can concentrate on the important things: banning abortion, teaching creationism in public schools, expanding school voucher programs, reducing jury awards for medical malpractice claims, and cutting benefits for veterans.
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said:
“It's astonishing to me how tone-deaf the Republicans have been in the first weeks of the session. They've talked about everything but jobs.”
And using that uniquely Republican combination of sleaze and twisted-beyond-recognition “logic,” House Republicans are pretending that everything they’re doing is for the purpose of “creating jobs.” They’ve been instructed by the health insurance industry — which financed their election campaigns — to get rid of those new regulations that prevent sick people from having their coverage dropped. Since they can’t actually word it that way in public, the spin is “We’re going to repeal that job-killing health care reform bill.”
Ditto for financial reform. They can’t publicly say “Our Wall Street Masters have told us to get rid of those banking regulations so they can keep gambling with the public’s money and keep getting bailed out when they lose.” So in public they’re saying “We need to repeal these cumbersome regulations that are strangling the economy and destroying American jobs.”
They haven’t come up with the exact soundbite yet, but banning abortion will create jobs.