…wears flammable pants
True to the GOP plan to make sure not to put any Americans back to work in the hopes that the economy and high jobless rate will kill President Obama’s reelection chances, Kevin McCarthy gleefully reported that everybody hates President Obama’s jobs bill.
He then linked the blog post (which I assume someone on his staff wrote) on Twitter and lied about what the blog post says.
First the blog post/press release:
The President’s jobs package is estimated to cost $447 billion dollars and will be paid for with massive tax increases on small businesses and hard working families, which will only increase economic uncertainty in the future, and will not spur new hiring.
President’s Proposed Tax Hikes Create More Economic Uncertainty & Will Stall Growth. “All of this assumes that American business owners aren’t smart enough to look beyond the next few months. They can surely see the new burdens they’ll face in 2013, and they aren’t about to load up on new employees or take new large risks if they aren’t sure what their costs will be in 16 months. They can also reasonably wonder whether Mr. Obama’s tax hike will hurt the overall economy in 2013—another reason to be cautious now.” (Editorial, “The 2013 Tax Cliff,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/14/11)
A Bloomberg Poll out this morning confirms that the public is not buying the White House’s latest plan. Making matters worse for the President, his economic approval ratings have reached new lows. Probably not a coincidence.
51% Of Americans Doubt The President’s Proposal Will Bring Down Unemployment. “By a margin of 51 percent to 40 percent, Americans doubt the package of tax cuts and spending proposals intended to jumpstart job creation that Obama submitted to Congress this week will bring down the 9.1 percent jobless rate. That sentiment undermines one of the core arguments the president is making on the job act’s behalf in a nationwide campaign to build public support.” (Julianna Goldman, “Obama Approval Plummets On Jobs Plan: Poll,” Bloomberg, 9/14/11)
The poll hands Obama new lows in each of the categories that measures his performance on the economy:
36% of respondents approve of his efforts to create job.
30% approve of how he’s tackled the budget deficit
Now the tweet:
See what he did there? You need a cape to make that flying leap of logic:
1) The Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street™ Journal repeats the same tired bullshit about “ZOMG! Tax Hikes” and “Economic Uncertainty LOL”;
2) 51% of Americans doubt the American Jobs Act will actually bring down the 9.1% jobless rate; ergo
3) Americans oppose the Jobs Act because of the tax hikes.
Has your brain melted yet?
I loathe these Norquist bootlickers. They will do anything and say anything in order to continue doing jackshit about the economy in order to shovel more and more money upward into the pockets of the rich while kicking the Kenyan Usurper-in-Chief out of the White House. We may all end up living in
HooverObamaville and it will be because the fucking Republicans force us to move in.
This isn’t “Trickle Down Economics”; it’s “Shovel Up Economics.”
[cross-posted at ABLC]