In flagrante delicto

I’m not going to run out and buy a “Cain Ain’t Able” T-shirt. The accuse-deny-accuse-deny coverage of allegations against GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain do not come close to this week's most important domestic news.

The important story just doesn’t involve sex.

For the third time, ALL Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted against job-producing legislation in order to protect that small and elite segment of our populatiio known as “the nation’s wealthiest.”

Yesterday ALL Republican senators voted against a measure which would have created 450,000 new jobs and rebuilt our nation’s highways, bridges and other deteriorating infrastructure.

ALL Senate Republicans, on October 11, 2011, voted down President Obama’s jobs-creating legislation, pitting millions of new jobs against their stance of not raising taxes on the top tier of American earners.

When a measure came before the Senate on October 20, 2011, that would have created 400,000 jobs for teachers, police officers and firefighters, ALL Senate Republicans again stood fast: no tax increase for richest Americans.

Long after allegations against Herman Cain have faded into oblivion, this week’s top story – the continuing refusal of the GOP to commiserate with Americans who need and want to work – will screw this country.

Ah, there is a little sex in the top story after all.


Bill Sumrall said...

Thanks for the focus on real news that matters to most unemployed Americans.

paula said...

Great point! The second biggest story just surfaced last night and it is that 1 in 3 children in the US now live in poverty, according to the 2010 census. Read the Reuters story for a good spin out on the consequences of that significant bump in numbers, and you'll want to scream. It will take decades, if not generations, to reverse the damage being done today by those in Congress who refuse to act aggressively to stem the tide of unemployment and real poverty.