Why the jobs bill is political grandstanding

Following the president's speech on Thursday night, House Majority Whip Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) said that there were parts of Obama's plan that the GOP could support and should be passed without delay. Other aspects of the proposal -including the controversial infrastructure bank - could be negotiated, or more likely, dropped. This seems a logical, prudent, and reasonable approach to any large legislative initiative. A half a trillion dollars may not raise much of an eyebrow among the liberals in Washington, but most Americans see that as an extraordinarily large amount of their tax dollars. If the president wants fast action, the congress could pass those elements of the president's proposal where there is consensus and agreement. Other elements in the president's plan would be taken on one at a time and rise or fall on the merits of the idea. If there's one thing we've come to realize about this administration, it is not "logical, prudent, or reasonable" when it comes to...(Read Full Post)