Republican goals for the next two years: Create jobs? Not hardly.

by Ben Hoffman

In an interview with the National Journal’s Major Garrett, Mitch McConnell candidly acknowledged that he feels his “single most important” job is to defeat President Obama in 2012:

MCCONNELL: We need to be honest with the public. This election is about them, not us. And we need to treat this election as the first step in retaking the government. We need to say to everyone on Election Day, “Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job.”

NATIONAL JOURNAL: What’s the job?

MCCONNELL: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.

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It’s been obvious to a lot of us that destroying the Obama administration has been the Republicans’ goal for two years now. And now they actually admit it!

11 Comments to “Republican goals for the next two years: Create jobs? Not hardly.”

  1. So what’s the prob with wanting to knock out of office the guy who stands for everything you disagree with? Or did I miss all the liberals wishing for and helping W achieve his second term? Figures.

    • Yep, Republicans are against trying to create jobs and stimulate the economy. They’re against clean energy. They’re against lowering the deficit.

      The only thing Republicans want to do is help increase corporate profits.

      As far as helping W destroy our country, he couldn’t even get a simple majority to approve his 2003 tax cuts. Cheney had to cast the deciding vote.

  2. Moronic statements you have there. And of course another non answer about helping W get his second term.

    The sad thing is, I think you really believe the drivel you write. Kool aid good for you these days?

    Expecting the obligatory name calling.

  3. Exactly where did I call you a moron? Are you paying attention?

    • Your post contains nothing but insults because you have no argument. You’re brainwashed into believing the right-wing talking points, which have no basis in reality. Talk about drinking the Kool-aid.

  4. It will be hard to reverse the job-killing crap of the Obama administration if the head of the snake is still out there with his veto pen. Talk about the party of “no”.
    But It should be better than more leftist socialism from the Democrats.
    Obama can just be an “obstructionist” and Liberals will like that now. 🙂

    • Okay, sheep, explain how Obama’s policies have “killed” jobs.

      • That you’re intellectually honest enough to admit to?
        But here, choke on this…
        Off-Shore Oil Moritorium anyone?
        Congressional Budget Office director Doug Elmendorf said Friday that ObamaCare includes work disincentives likely to shrink the amount of labor used in the economy.
        Further, the new health law will give some older households without access to employer care a big incentive not to earn too much. That’s because earning more than 400% of the poverty level would make them ineligible for subsidies that may be well in excess of $10,000 for couples.
        Proposals that decreased the economic gains from an additional hour of work, through higher taxes or the phaseout of subsidies or credits for health insurance as income rises, could cause some people to work less or not at all.

        Proposals that made health insurance less dependent on employment status could induce some people to retire earlier and others to change jobs more often.

        Proposals that treated firms differently on the basis of characteristics such as size or average wages could affect the allocation of workers among firms.
        Source: CBO

        Proposals that required employers to provide health insurance could adversely affect the hiring of employ­ees earning at or near the minimum wage because the total compensation of those workers could exceed their value to the firm.
        Washington, D.C. – The twenty largest metropolitan areas in America had a million fewer workers on the job in August than when the $814 billion federal stimulus program began, according to a new economic analysis by a congressional panel.

        Seventeen of the 20 largest regions lost a total of 1,037,000 non-farm payroll jobs. The only major metro areas to add workers were Washington, D.C., Boston and Baltimore.

        The study also reveals that while private sector jobs shrunk by nearly 557,000, federal government jobs grew by 42,700 in the major communities. On average, thirteen private sector jobs were lost for each federal job created.

        The biggest job losers were Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Chicago and Phoenix. They are followed by Detroit, Riverside-San Bernardino, Philadelphia, Houston and Atlanta.

        “With a million fewer workers in our major cities in August than when the stimulus began, I can’t imagine how the White House can proclaim it as anything but a terrible disappointment,” said U.S.Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas, the top House Republican on the Joint Economic Committee.

        “It’s striking that for every new worker added to the federal payroll, thirteen workers along Main Street got laid off,” added Brady. President Obama promised that 90 per cent of the stimulus jobs would be created in the private sector. The reality is just the opposite.”

        The analysis was compiled from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the minority staff of the Joint Economic Committee.

      • Those health care polices haven’t even gone into effect, you dumb-f*ck.

  5. Gee, that was an intellectual response. Your mother should wash your dirty mouth out with soap.
    And I expected even less from you. Glad to see you were up to it.

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