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OBAMA: Republicans hypocritical on jobs

Letter by William E. LaVigne, Tumwater on Aug. 22, 2011 at 9:55 am | 22 Comments »
August 22, 2011 2:18 pm

I have read many letters to the editor criticizing President Obama and his administration. House Speaker John Boehner accuses President Obama of uncontrolled spending. The truth is that Obama cannot spend one red cent without approval of both houses of Congress. Government 101.

Boehner goes on to blame the president for not creating jobs. Any jobs that Obama were to create would be funded by tax revenue, which needs approval of both houses of Congress. Government 101.

Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell claim the Bush tax cuts promote job growth. In 2001, when they were approved, the unemployment rate was less than 6 percent. In 2009, the rate was 10 percent. So why are they asking Obama to fix the job problem when they say they have the answer? Sounds like hypocrisy.

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