Currently, we are witnessing a major change in the way America functions. We are seeing an increase in the use of food stamps as a method of feeding families. Keeping in mind that the qualifications for receiving Food Stamps are directly related to the income of the recipient (below poverty, or no income at all), this is becoming a disturbing trend.
I did a search of the site www.opencongress.com using the following statement: What Job creation bills were presented in Congress' House of Representatives for the 112th Session. This was my result: http://j.mp/q5FXRG. Most recently, Wal-Mart, the poor man's Neiman-Marcus, posted this quarterly financial report for the last six months: http://j.mp/pZEnqv. I make these revelations so that you might associate buyers with those clothiers that are prospering in the current economy; that you might realize that trickle-down economics are not working. Oh... on Neiman-Marcus... they had a surge in profits for the year with this quarter being superb... http://j.mp/pV1Wzv
There were no Job Creation Bills coming out of Congress for this 112th Session! There are no jobs being created by the top three percent receiving tax cuts! There is no correlation between tax cuts for the rich and job materializing for the masses.
Mr. Boehner made the statement on the very day that he took the gavel that he had no idea how to create jobs and he was as right as rain would be to those suffering from the drought in the Southwest. Still, Congress, as a whole is to blame for the current laxity in meeting the needs of the country - we need jobs and plenty of them! We need partisan legislation for the good of the country!
The end resultant of this inaptitude on the part of Congress is the starving of the government, an agenda that has at its center the mandate to ‘make Obama a one-term President’. That this President has managed to keep the country’s financial crisis from dragging us down in a spiral quagmire is in no part due to the assistance of the Republican Party. The Republican Party is in a position to push through the House any legislation that it would have become law… but it has not entertained one job creation Bill, in fact, the House has blocked job creation legislation from such notables and John Conyers (D-SC) and others.
Are you going to be a partisan voter when it comes to the general elections of 2012, or are you going to vote your conscious and elect whomever is in favor of rescuing the unemployed? Be an informed citizen; there are many ways that you can discern the truth. Use impartial sites to gain the real picture… start by visiting www.opencongress.com – that is where you will see an impartial record of who is doing what in your State as well as in Congress.
In a democracy, silence is not golden; it is condonance in the face of injustices; it is fear, where the thought of reprisal fosters control – Rodney A. Davis