Democrats are the real ‘party of no’
December 30, 2011 · Updated 3:16 PM
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the political cartoon portraying the GOP as Scrooge over the alleged payroll tax cut (Opinion, page A4, Dec. 23 Herald).
I like political humor as much as anyone, but I like the implied meaning to at least be factual. Here are the facts.
The House of Representatives passed and sent to the Senate a bill giving a one-year extension of the tax holiday, just as the President requested. The leader of the Senate declared, before the bill even got there, that it was DOA. Then the Senate passed a bill for a two-month extension and left town. This, after leading the Republican senators to believe incorrectly that the House had approved the two-month bill. That’s how they got the conservatives in the Senate to vote for the bill. The cartoonist and the cartoon editor owe it to the readers to have the truth for the people to see. Less Kool-Aid, more facts please.
The Democrats in the Senate proved again that they are the true “party of no.” The House has passed and moved to the Senate 15-20 job creation bills since the GOP took control and not one has been voted on by the Senate ruled by King Harry and his merry pranksters. That’s 15-20 “No,” as in “No way will we allow you to do your job which, in the House, is to initiate fiscal policy.” That means they originate all spending.
The president is just as bad saying not just “no,” but “hell no” to a pipeline project that some predict might create as many as 100,000 jobs. He said through his surrogates at the National Labor Relations Board “no” to over a thousand Boeing jobs in S.C. before Boeing was blackmailed into bribing the union to drop a fallacious complaint so they could build the 787.
There are countless examples of the administration using agencies as legislators to cost people jobs. The Democrats are the real “party of no.”