This week, Senate Republicans filibustered a bill that would create American jobs. Currently, companies that outsource jobs to other countries receive tax breaks, which makes no sense at all. The bill would not only eliminate those tax deductions, but it would introduce new tax breaks for companies that “insource” jobs from other countries.
Ironically, Republicans claim to not be against this bill, but they wanted to amend it by tacking on amendments that would repeal Obamacare and extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich. When they didn’t get their way, they scuttled the whole bill. To be fair, four Republican senators — Scott Brown (MA), Dean Heller (NV), Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe (ME) voted in favor of the bill, but it was short of the 60 votes needed to move just about every bill past ceaseless GOP filibusters.
Maybe the GOP decided it was more important to have high unemployment in the US, which they will try to blame on Obama.