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...(Read Full Post)