Unhappy Anniversary: Republicans Have Blocked The American Jobs Act For One YearQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|One year ago tomorrow -- President Obama laid out a series of policy proposals known as the American Jobs Act. The plan included stimulus spending in the form of immediate infrastructure investments, tax credits for working Americans and employers to encourage consumer spending and job growth, and efforts to shore up state and local budgets to prevent further layoffs of teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other public safety officials. The American Jobs Act never became law because Republicans opposed it from the start. One month later, the GOP blocked the bill in the Senate, preventing the creation of more than a million jobs and the added growth that multiple economists predicted would occur if the bill passed.|
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