From: GOP Leader Alert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 9:17 AM
Subject: Americans Ask "Where Are the Jobs?" As Dems Push $700 Million Welfare Program for Horses
|AMERICANS ASK "WHERE ARE THE JOBS?" AS DEMS PUSH $700 MILLION WELFARE PROGRAM FOR HORSES |
GOP REP. HASTINGS: "INSTEAD OF RESTORING AMERICAN MUSTANGS, LET'S RESTORE AMERICAN JOBS AND PUT THE HORSEPOWER BACK INTO OUR ECONOMY."
|July 17, 2009 | House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) | Permalink |
With unemployment at 9.5 percent, more than two million Americans out of work since the trillion-dollar "stimulus" spending bill became law, and a federal budget deficit topping $1 trillion, House Democratic leaders today plan to bring to the House floor a $700 million welfare program for … wild horses and burros.
Yes, you read that correctly. As middle-class families and small businesses across the country continue to ask, "Where are the Jobs?" House Democrats are proving just how out of touch Washington has become. House committees continue work on a massive government takeover of health care that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says drives taxpayers into deeper debt and increases Americans' health care costs, while the Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisor's own methodology predicts the plan will destroy 4.7 million jobs. And yes, the business of the day in the "People's House" is of a decidedly equine persuasion. Environment and Energy Daily reports:
If House Democratic leaders want to spend House floor time focusing on job creation – which, after all, is the American people's top priority – here are a few suggestions:
Don't families and small businesses deserve better than what they're getting from their leaders right now? Shouldn't they expect more from Congress than a government takeover of health care that kills jobs and raise health care costs – and a $700 million welfare program for horses? Is it any wonder why the American people are fed up with Washington?
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