Nancy Pelosi: GOP heartless for wanting job creation, unemployment benefits paid for

Nancy Pelosi: GOP heartless for wanting job creation, unemployment benefits paid for

On Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., continued her drumbeat against Republicans, claiming GOP lawmakers are heartless for wanting measures to stimulate job creation and demanding that extended unemployment benefits be paid for, CNS News reported.

Why does Pelosi oppose measures that will create jobs and why would she oppose measures to pay for federal benefits?

According to the California Democrat, talk of job creation is simply a metaphor for “tax cuts to the rich” and Democrats simply aren’t concerned about paying for anything.  After all, the federal government can simply print more money.

“The fact is — that the Republicans are not just asking for pay-fors. They keep moving the goalpost: and, ‘We want job creation,’ a euphemism for tax breaks for the rich, and, ‘We want to end regulation, clean air, clean water,’ you name it. They want to simplify life for those who would exploit. So it’s not just about the monetary offset,” she said.

Pelosi and Democrats, CNS added, want the three-month extension passed with no means of paying for the benefits and say they will “talk about the larger issue of what we do for the next year.”

Meanwhile, reported Thursday, Democrats in the Senate killed an amendment introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., that would have paid for the benefits and replaced cuts to veterans benefits by closing a loophole that allows tax credits to illegal aliens.

Ayotte said her amendment was “one that would fix fraud in our tax code that really came to light in 2011 in a Treasury IG [Inspector General] report.”

According to Ayotte, her amendment would “pay for three months of unemployment insurance for American workers for this issue that we have before this chamber.”

But Democrats don’t seem to be too interested in the fiscal health of the nation, and Pelosi said her party would spend the next ten months pushing a class and gender warfare message.

“Ten months from today is the election. …We have to use every day, every week — one good day, one good week, one good month, one good quarter on top of another to take us to a place where the issues we care about prevail in the election, whether that’s a Democratic majority, which I think we can do, or just a change in attitude on some of the Republicans,” she said.


Joe Newby

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