Letter: Too many playing McConnell’s game

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With the defeat of Senate Bill 1660, American Jobs Act of 2011, by every Republican and two Democrats, we see who our members of Congress really represent. While matching spending on infrastructure and jobs with creating revenue with payroll tax cuts and a 5.6 percent surtax on those making over $1 million, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s, R-Ky., number one objective of keeping President Obama to one term is right on track. He and his Republican cronies scream that it will cost too much, that we can’t afford it, all the while knowing that if the economy stays in the toilet, the voters will blame the one in charge. My question is, why hasn’t the Republican House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, proposed any job creation plans? Cutting taxes on the wealthy does not create jobs. If it did, why in the past 10 years since George W. Bush lowered taxes have so many jobs been lost?

The Republicans filibustered everything when the Democrats were in control, and now they do nothing but obstruct. Remember this when you go to the voting booth.

Scott White

Vancouver