That’s what I’m talkin’ about!
[see the update below. If any of you juicers are on Twitter send me a tweet at @AngryBlackLady. I’m making a list of juicers. Thanks! -ABLxx]
No one is really talking about the American Jobs Act anymore. I don’t know if you’ve noticed. Perhaps folks are just resigned to the fact that Republicans are going to filibuster each portion of the bill that Democrats try to pass. That’s just what Republicans do — jackshit.
Just to recap: Republicans filibustered the American Jobs Act, and now they are filibustering each portion separately.
First, they filibustered the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act, the portion of his jobs bill which would have sent 35 billion dollars to the states to save the jobs of teachers, firefighters, and police.
Today, they will filibuster the Rebuild America Jobs Act, which contains 50 billion for direct spending on transportation projects and $10 billion in seed money to start a National Infrastructure Bank. Why? Because the spending would be paid for by a 0.7 percent tax on annual income above $1 million.
Here’s a bright spot, though. About forty unemployed residents of DC are sitting in at Mitch McConnell’s office. Right now! They want a face-to-face meeting and they want to talk about jobs.
It is exactly awesome:
More than 20 District residents entered Sen. McConnell’s office shortly after 10 a.m. this morning pledging to remain until the Senate Minority Leader grants a face-to-face meeting on the Rebuild America Act. As the Senate prepares for a critical vote on the $50 billion infrastructure spending bill. OurDC members are lobbying senators via cell phone from Sen.McConnell’s office.
I love it.
You can follow the occupiers’ progress on Twitter at @thisisourDC. As of a few minutes ago, the protestors have been offered water, but no meeting. They’ve been waiting almost four hours. If you’re a tweeperson, show them some love.
Angry Black Lady Chronicles]
UPDATE: OurDC is calling for people to contact Mitch McConnell and ask that he “Please meet with the unemployed DC residents sitting in your office. We need good jobs in DC now and you should listen to their story now and vote to support the Rebuild America Act.” McConnell’s phone number is (202) 224-2541.