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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Obama Jobs Plan Gets Cool GOP Reception on Taxes

“President Obama sent his jobs bill to Congress on Monday, urging lawmakers to put aside ‘political games’ and pass the $447 billion plan meant to increase hiring as the government struggles to curtail persistent high unemployment. But just two hours after Mr. Obama, flanked by firefighters, construction workers and teachers in the Rose Garden, waved a copy of the jobs plan and issued his call for bipartisanship, Republicans took aim at the White House plan to pay for the jobs initiative through tax increases on more affluent Americans, most of them tax increases previously rejected by lawmakers.” (New York Times)

One of the oldest moves in the political game is to call for an end to political games.

FEE Timely Classic
“Don’t Expect Much From Politics” by Lawrence W. Reed