jockfever: This thread starts off grounded in reality with the prediction that Romney will win. After that, it's pretty much downhill into the Democrat fever swamps. July 19, 2012 Republican Senators voted against bringing jobs back to America. The Bring Jobs Home Act would give a 20% tax break for the costs of Moving Jobs Back to America and would stop business expense deductions for moving operations overseas.The Marxist in the White House isn't interested in growing the private sector. He's busy hollowing out the private sector. This was another idiotic stimulus bill with an even more idiotic tax increase during a recession, plus recklessly adding hundreds of billions more to the national debt.
Even the Democrat-controlled Senate can no longer find enough votes for Obama's snake oil.
“The truth of the matter is, most Democrats know just as well as I do that passing another stimulus and tax hike is a lousy idea — which is why the president is having such a hard time convincing many Democrats to vote for it,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said before the vote.
"Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) voted to cut off a potential GOP filibuster but said he nevertheless opposes raising taxes on ordinary income, especially during a time of recession.
"Senate Democratic leaders rewrote Obama’s jobs bill to pay for its stimulus by levying a 5.6 percent surtax on income over a million dollars beginning in 2013.
"Webb said the federal government should give wealthy people incentive to invest in the economy instead of increasing their income taxes.
“I strongly believe that the way to bring good jobs back is to improve our economy in the private sector, and that means more capital investment,” Webb said.
“Winston Churchill once said something to the effect that you can’t tax your way out of an economic downturn any more than you can pick up a bucket if you’re standing in it,” he added.
Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.), an Independent who caucuses with Democrats, supported Reid’s bid to begin debate on Obama’s jobs package but voiced misgivings over its substance.
“The bottom line here is that I don’t believe the potential in this act for creating jobs justifies adding another $500 billion to our almost $15 trillion national debt,” Lieberman said.
“In fact, I think the most important thing we can do to improve our economy, reduce unemployment [and] create jobs is to bring our national debt under control.”http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/186877-senate-blocks-obamas-447-billion-jobs-plan