Democrats accuse Republicans of 'sabotoging' the economy

Obviously, high unemployment, slow growth, housing crash, and other manifestations of a bad economy are the fault of GOP. Republicans failed to vote with Democrats in spending those extra couple of trillion dollars that would have made things right as rain:

In a Capitol press conference Wednesday, the Senate's top Democrats argued that Republicans don't want to pass measures like a temporary payroll tax holiday for employers because they'll improve President Obama's re-election chances.

"Our Republican colleagues in the House and Senate are driven by putting one man out of work: President Obama," said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL).

The harshest denunciation came from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the man who crafted the Dems' new "jobs first" message.

"We are also open to hiring incentives, perhaps in the form of a payroll tax cut for employers that was floated by the administration.... [T]hat might not be our first choice, that shows how willing we are to work with the Republicans to create jobs. It's pro-business, it's a tax cut, and many Republicans have been for it in the past. But now all of a sudden they're coming out against it," Schumer said.

As DNC chair Wasserman-Schultz said recently, Democrats now "own" the economy. That's not really true as long as they continue to eschew responsibility for how bad it is.


Obviously, high unemployment, slow growth, housing crash, and other manifestations of a bad economy are the fault of GOP. Republicans failed to vote with Democrats in spending those extra couple of trillion dollars that would have made things right as rain:

In a Capitol press conference Wednesday, the Senate's top Democrats argued that Republicans don't want to pass measures like a temporary payroll tax holiday for employers because they'll improve President Obama's re-election chances.

"Our Republican colleagues in the House and Senate are driven by putting one man out of work: President Obama," said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL).

The harshest denunciation came from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the man who crafted the Dems' new "jobs first" message.

"We are also open to hiring incentives, perhaps in the form of a payroll tax cut for employers that was floated by the administration.... [T]hat might not be our first choice, that shows how willing we are to work with the Republicans to create jobs. It's pro-business, it's a tax cut, and many Republicans have been for it in the past. But now all of a sudden they're coming out against it," Schumer said.

As DNC chair Wasserman-Schultz said recently, Democrats now "own" the economy. That's not really true as long as they continue to eschew responsibility for how bad it is.


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