Why is GOP trying to derail the recovery?

GOP has record number of filibusters and doing everything to make unemployment worse. Why?

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  • Bill
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    The GOP is not trying to derail the recovery. President Obama, who came into office pledging to end the toxic political infighting in Washington, is going back on the attack in a last-ditch effort to save his party from a potentially disastrous defeat in the midterm elections.

    In speech after speech, as he goes about the country defending his failed economic policies, he repeats the Democrats' big lie: that Republicans are the party of "no," opposing his agenda for change without offering any constructive alternatives of their own.

    Vice President Joe Biden has been peddling the same line, as he did Sunday in an interview with ABC News, saying that the GOP would take the country back to the policies of the past that led to the mess that Obama inherited, and suggesting that the Bush tax cuts caused the recession.

    Nothing of course could be further from the truth, but Obama and his team seem to be getting away with these charges without the slightest challenge from the Washington news media.

    Republicans have, in fact, offered numerous proposals to get the economy back on track, producing jobs and growth. They do not call for massive new government spending because they do not believe that works -- and the evidence so far says that it hasn't.

    If nearly $4 trillion in annual federal spending has not fueled robust economic growth, Obama's $800 billion in new spending isn't going to do it either, and last month's below-par 85,000 new private-sector jobs tragically demonstrates that. o_O

  • ?
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Stop spewing nonsense. There is NO recovery as of yet. Washington has not implemented any useful solutions. Businesses will not hire until they know the full costs of Health Care. Washington is strangling Wall Street. Federal Debt is so high other countries do not trust us to pay our bills.

    Taxes take so much of income there is not enough left to support families or invest. Do some independent research and see what markets are thriving in spite of Government screw ups

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Not derailing the recovery, just not throwing trillions at everything.

  • Obama has done nothing but hurt the economy. Just look at the bailout that did nothing whatsoever besides make things worse.

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    O is getting his legislation passed, he's derailing the recovery with his policies that republicans had nothing to do with.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    You are a shining example of the Leftist trash being turned out by our public education system.

    Keep up the good work.

  • 9 years ago

    Well, first there has to be an actual recovery in order to derail it.

  • 9 years ago

    Because the GOP is by the common man and for the common man, so clearly unemployment benefits are out of the question.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    They have no agenda what so ever, and if we keep digging out of this hole they put us in, that will be the end of their party.

  • 9 years ago

    recovery will not come in your lifetime.

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