President Barack Obama may believe that, should the Republicans lose big this November, they will finally wake up and realize that they need to work for the good of the nation. Sometimes, it feels as if our President is a bit too naive; however, he is currently going after Congress with regards to the fact that they are unwilling to actually pass any jobs bill for the nation.
In the ad, the voice-over states “The president’s jobs plan would put teachers, firefighters, police officers and construction workers back to work right now. And it’s paid for by asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more. But Congress refuses to act. Tell Congress we can’t wait.”
Of course, the Republicans are responsible for doing things like firing large numbers of police, firefighters and teachers. This is because the GOP is heavily anti-government and would rather destroy the government than raise taxes on the top 1%. Romney even mocked the ad stating that “He wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”
Romney should keep in mind that the people of Wisconsin only barely kept Walker in place, and that Walker may have survived, but the Republican majority in the state Senate did not. He also ignores the fact that private sector job creation is doing fairly well while government jobs have been deliberately slashed by Republicans in order to depress the economy.
Amanda Henneberg, a Romney spokesman, even stated “Americans know we aren’t moving in the right direction today, and they can’t afford more of the same. As president, Mitt Romney will enact a pro-growth agenda that gets our economy back on track and allows our small businesses and job creators to thrive.”
By that, Henneberg means that Romney will impose heavy restrictions and taxes on small businesses so that they cannot actually grow, just like George W. Bush did, and lower taxes on megacorporations and the super rich, which will not create jobs at all, as we have seen time and time again.