Every Single Senate Republican Voted against Infrastructure Plan Which Would Have Created Jobs

May 20, 2013
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Senate Republicans voted against jobs, blocking a $60 billion measure for building and repairing infrastructure like roads and rail lines.

Supporters said the measure would have created tens of thousands of construction jobs and lifted the still-struggling economy. But Republicans unanimously opposed it for its tax surcharge on the wealthy and spending totals they said were too high. And this is from the party that feigns to support the middle class.

Mitch McConnell, Roy Blunt

 

 

 

 

 

The 51-49 vote fell well short of the 60 votes.

The AP reported, “Every Republican opposed the president, as did Democrat Ben Nelson of Nebraska and former Democrat Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., who still aligns with the party.”

Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell said, “The truth is, Democrats are more interested in building a campaign message than in rebuilding roads and bridges. And frankly, the American people deserve a lot better than that.”

Obama slammed Republicans in an unusually tough statement issued by the White House.

“The American people deserve to know why their Republican representatives in Washington refuse to put some of the workers hit hardest by the economic downturn back on the job rebuilding America,” Obama said. “It’s time for Republicans in Congress to put country ahead of party and listen to the people they were elected to serve. It’s time for them to do their job and focus on Americans’ jobs.”

Are you mad yet?

This was in 2011, and now Republicans are critical of Obama’s economy, even though it’s prospering and his administration has had to do so while at odds with the GOP. How many more jobs could there have been by now?

For the record: This was published just a few days before the bridge in Washington collapsed.

Image: Huffington Post.

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  • CSMWEEKS

    In 2009 our country was headed for another great depression. And Obama turned this country around. Besides, dear sir that stimulus was a joint effort between your Bush and Obama, they were told in a joint meeting with Ben Bernanky <spelling?) that if something wasn't done we were going to go into a depression

  • RogersParker

    My cousin is a union iron worker. I talked to him a couple of weeks ago and he’s considering moving to Canada b/c he can’t find work here! In Chicago! During construction season! Something’s wrong with this picture.

    • CSMWEEKS

      It’s called republicans. That’s what is wrong with our country.

  • Peter Gatliff

    I know how to fix this problem. If a bridge falls down the congressman or senator that voted against fixing it should be impeached or forced to resign. Somebody gets killed the familys of the victims file manslaughter charges.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frank.szabo Ferenc Szabó

    It’s not surprising for most, especially foreign people. They just say, “It’s America after all, and this is how they do it, this is the norm.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ted-Coppock/613835062 Ted Coppock

    Mitch McConnell is God’s gift to making sure we continue to have a bad economy economy

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