Posted by AzBlueMeamnie:
When your nominee is a pioneer in outsourcing American jobs to third world countries, of course you filibuster a bill to encourage bringing those jobs back home to America.
They are shameless. Senate Tea-Publicans continue to sabotage the U.S. economy by filibustering the Bring Jobs Home Act today. GOP senators block top Obama jobs initiative:
Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that "insource" jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.
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The bill, which needed 60 votes in order for the Senate to [end the GOP filibuster], was defeated on a vote of 56-42.
With job creation the top issue this campaign season, and outsourcing being blamed as a big contributor to the high unemployment rate, Democrats saw the bill as an election-year winner. Sponsored by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, who is running for reelection, the bill made it to the top of the "to-do list" for Congress President Barack Obama unveiled earlier this year.
The Bring Jobs Home Act would provide a 20% tax break for the costs of moving jobs back to the United States and would rescind business expense deductions available to companies that are associated with the cost of moving operations overseas.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, had warned Democrats before the vote that his party would want to amend the bill -- possibly with hot-button issues like repealing the health care reform law or extending the Bush-era tax cuts for all income levels.
In other words, the Septegenarian Ninja Turtle filibustered a jobs bill with non-germane amendments that are ideological talking points for Tea-Publicans. McConnell is sabotaging the American economy in pursuit of his partisan goal "to make President Obama a one term president," and he does not care how many Americans he harms in the process. This is sedition by insurrectionists serving multi-national corporations and harming American citizens.
Enough is enough! NOT ONE TEA-PUBLICAN IN 2012 - KICK EM' ALL OUT!