Oh this is getting to become priceless. Just as the President leaves for his vacation, he left a nice letter to Congress blaming them for the poor jobs number. He didn't blame Bush for once. Wow! It's his policies and the previous other "jobs bills" and "stimuluses" that haven't done a damn thing for Americans except make the economy worse. Now he's blaming Congress. Last time I checked (and I think any smart or rational person out there knows), YOUR PARTY CONTROLS CONGRESS!
LA Times Blog:
President/White House: Good morning, everybody. For the last several months, I have been urging Congress to pass a jobs bill that will do two big things for small businesses — cut their taxes and make loans more available.
I have been adamant about this because small businesses are the backbone of our economy. They create two out of every three new jobs in this country. And while a lot of big businesses and big banks have started recovering from this recession, small businesses and community banks that loan to small businesses have been lagging behind. They need help. And if we want this economy to create more jobs more quickly, we need to help them…
…A majority of senators are in favor of the bill and yet the obstruction continues. It’s obstruction that stands in the way of small business owners getting the loans and the tax cuts that they need to prosper. It’s obstruction that defies common sense…
…So let me just make this simple point. There will be plenty of time between now and November to play politics. But the small business owners I met with this week, the ones that I’ve met with across the country this year, they don’t have time for political games. They’re not interested in what’s best for a political party. They’re interested in what’s best for the country.
When Congress reconvenes, this jobs bill will be the first business out of the gate. And the Senate Republican leadership needs to stop its efforts to block it. Let’s put aside the partisanship for awhile and work together for small businesses, for employees, and the communities that depend on them across this great country. Thank you very much.
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