Once again we are witness to a so-called jobs bill from the Democrats that is nothing more than a payoff to the unions.
House Speaker Nanacy Pelosi has called back the US House of Reprsentative members to vote on a $26 billion bailout of state union workers. When will the spending stop? When will the bail outs stop? Didn’t Obama and the Democrats state that the $787 billion stimulus plan was supposed to save the teacher, police and firemen jobs? So why are they not spending the remaining $400 billion from that failed stimulus bill instead of creating yet another?
Just a thought, how are these jobs ever going to be paid for by the states if they are always going to have to get a federal government bail out to keep them? Isn’t this just public sector, union unemployment? I realize this sounds like a novel concept, but states are going to have to cut their budgets and live within their means … that means altering the pension plans of these employees.
It’s not a matter that any one cares that a Congressman’s vacation was cut short, it is a matter than many US Reps had key and important functions to attend like town hall meetings and listening to their constituents, health care meetings and job fairs. Instead, it is back to DC to vote on spending even more of the tax payers money.
“I’m disappointed to say the least,” said Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), who was forced to cancel a key town hall meeting.
“I think one of the problems Congress is suffering from right now is not enough time to listen to constituents, so it’s a little frustrating that Speaker Pelosi has chosen to interrupt the time working in our districts to make us all fly back to Washington to basically vote on one bill,” Bishop added. “This is not the greatest way to run Congress or the country.”
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) was scheduled to speak at an event for National Health Center Week, but the event was postponed because of the vote.
“I’m disappointed that I had to cancel this week’s event marking National Health Center Week,” Hoyer said in a statement to POLITICO. “However, I think it is appropriate and necessary to return to session this week to vote on legislation to ensure that over 2,500 teachers in Maryland have jobs when children return to school this month.”
Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, a member of the Republican leadership, is canceling his appearance at the Ball State University job fair that his office organizes each year. Unemployment in Muncie, where the fair will be held, is hovering around 12 percent.