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Letter: Democrats block jobs bills

Posted: November 9, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 9, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Ted Aquaro wrote a spot-on letter as usual in his Oct. 20 “Use your eyes when voting.”

Larry Anderson responded with “There has not been one jobs bill that Congress has voted on, and if they did it, was ‘no.’ There could be thousands of people being put back to work if even one of those bills had passed.”

Anderson then makes some vapid, extraneous remark blaming the tea party.

By May 12, 2011, Republicans in the House had passed 15 job bills and sent them to the Senate under Democrat Harry Reid. The 15 bills number from HR4 to HR2587.

Reid has put exactly zero of them up for vote. As of a few months ago, more than two dozen jobs bills were lingering under the same fate.

Furthermore, the U.S. Senate, controlled by Democrats, has not passed a budget since April 29, 2009. This country has been without a budget for about 1,300 days, and President Obama has been in office for a little more than 1,380 of them.

Obama presented a fiscal year 2012 budget in 2011 and his own Democrat-controlled Senate voted it down 97-0.

That same Senate body rejected a proposed budget by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan in May 2011 as well, with no Democrat voting for it.

Ted Aquaro gave some great advice.


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