We’ll get to that job stuff later

Behind the curtain perhaps of the huge Egypt story, the House GOP is now offering up its first bills.  Like the Senate bill I referenced earlier this morning, this has no chance of going anywhere, but it’s necessary to appear to be giving the contributors something for their dollars.

So here we go – Steve Benen continues the yeoman work this morning:

“HOUSE GOP EYES PLAN TO GUT EPA, CLEAN AIR ACT…. This afternoon, Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee will host an event focused on job-creating proposals.

Around the same time, House Republicans will unveil their latest legislative priority, which, you guessed it, isn’t related to reducing unemployment.

In a sharp challenge to the Obama administration, House Republican leaders intend to unveil legislation to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases, officials said. They expect to advance the bill quickly. […]

Officials said the House bill, which was to be offered Wednesday, would nullify all of the steps the EPA has taken to date on the issue, including a finding that greenhouse gases endanger public health.

In addition, it seeks to strip the agency of its authority to use the law in any future attempts to crack down on the emissions from factories, utilities and other stationary sources.”

6 responses to “We’ll get to that job stuff later

  1. Pingback: We’ll get to that job stuff later….Whatever works… - Politicaldog101.Com

  2. This is lunacy.

    Let’s just hope it’s also bad tactics before 2012.. teabaggers want spending cuts and jobs – and expect results.

    I sometimes wonder how the “deficits don’t matter” attitude from cheney would work in today’s climate.. if the whole voodoo-scam by reagan and bush at some point hits the wall.
    And if so.. how the different parts of the electorate will respond.

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  3. Ms. Holland,

    ” This afternoon, Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee will host an event focused on job-creating proposals. ”

    What would those ” job-creating proposals ” be ? Democrats wasted billions or was it trillions and did not create any jobs. So Democrats have no clue how to create jobs, except government jobs.

    ” In a sharp challenge to the Obama administration, House Republican leaders intend to unveil legislation to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases, officials said. ”

    That is one way Republicans are already creating private sector taxpaying jobs. The other way was forcing Obama to extend tax cuts for the rich. And it is already working.

    Talk and Politics,

    ” I sometimes wonder how the “deficits don’t matter” attitude from cheney would work in today’s climate..”

    They do matter. That is why Republicans swore a pork free diet.

    ” if the whole voodoo-scam by reagan and bush at some point hits the wall. ”
    Funny how that voodoo actually worked. Prove me wrong, if you can.

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  4. Between this bill and the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”, the new crop of GOP lawmakers have made me nauseous.

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    • They’re relentless in re-fighting the fights they lost long ago. SS – 75 years ago; Medicare – 45 years ago. And now they’re going after the Clean Air Act – I think that was only 22 years ago, so I guess they consider that a fresh challenge.

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