Statement from the President on Senate Republicans Blocking the Infrastructure Bill

Statement from the President on Senate Republicans Blocking the Infrastructure Bill

For the third time in recent weeks, every single Republican in the United States Senate has chosen to obstruct a jobs bill that independent economists said would boost our economy and put Americans back to work.  At a time when more than a million construction workers are looking for a job, they voted “no” to putting them back to work doing the work America needs done – rebuilding  our roads, bridges, airports and transit systems.  That makes no sense.

 

It makes no sense when you consider that this bill was made up of the same kinds of common-sense proposals that many of these Senators have fought for in the past.  It was fully paid for.  And even though it was supported by more than 70 percent of the American people – Republicans, Democrats, and independents – 100 percent of Senate Republicans said no.  It’s more clear than ever that Republicans in Washington are out of touch with Americans from all ends of the political spectrum.

 

The American people deserve to know why their Republican representatives in Washington refuse to put some of the workers hit hardest by the economic downturn back on the job rebuilding America.   They deserve an explanation as to why Republicans refuse to step up to the plate and do what’s necessary to create jobs and grow the economy right now.  It’s time for Republicans in Congress to put country ahead of party and listen to the people they were elected to serve.  It’s time for them to do their job and focus on Americans’ jobs.  And until they do, I will continue to do everything in my power to move this country forward.

 

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One comment on “Statement from the President on Senate Republicans Blocking the Infrastructure Bill
  1. kendallcotton says:

    I totally agree that party politics is ruining America. While I myself side with the Republican’s motives behind not passing the bill, I think the responsible and common sense thing to do would be to compromise instead of blocking the bill entirely. I wrote an article on how people are becoming caught up in political ideology and stalling progress on my blog. You should check it out, I would like to hear your thoughts! Here’s the link: http://thewritofcotton.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/cheerleading-ruining-american-political-landscape/

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