- Posted November 9, 2011 by
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Boehner: 132 Economists Think GOP Job Plan Better for Country
Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner in a statement released yesterday says 132 economists throughout the nation preferred the Republican's jobs bill to that being offered by President Barack Obama.
"This list underscores the need for immediate action on the now-22 bipartisan jobs bills passed by the Republican-led House that are awaiting a vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate," Boehner said in a statement.
The full list of economists cited by Boehner can be found here:
How valid the claim or not, the fact remains that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid continues to sit on legislation passed by the House of Representatives. Reid contines to block any daylight to shine on the various pieces of legislation.
The USA Today article also noted:
"The Boehner list is a retort to Obama's call to have independent analysts compare the GOP plan with his. Those surveyed by Boehner include economists from Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Carnegie Mellon University, American Enterprise Institute and the Manhattan Institute -- fairly conservative institutions. Boehner said the economists' support for the GOP plan is further proof that Obama needs to engage Republicans."
From the Cornfield, I am tired of the gridlock. I am tired of the brinkmanship. I am tired of both sides throwing arrows at the other.
I am also tired of Reid, just one Senator, blocking House passed legislation for purely partisan reasons. It is not that Reid doesn't have a majority in the Senate to block passage.
What is Reid afraid of that he will not allow the Senate to vote on House passed legislation?
Does Reid fear there may be defections in the Democrat caucus that would be embarassing to the Administration and to his position as Majority Leader?