Because working with President Obama to put Americans back to work would be positive for the president. Clearly, the GOP is more interested in defeating Mr. Obama than in helping the American people, and this chart proves it:
Good friend and fellow blogger, Leslie Parsley of Parsley's Pics, alerted me to this PolitiFact post on the above post, which I found on facebook and posted here.
I use PolitiFact as a reference on determining if something is true or false. According to PolitiFact, the above poster is "Pants On Fire" false, and I'm posting this to alert my readers to that. I usually fact check before I publish a blog posts. I didn't do that in this case. Here is what PolitiFact wrote about the above graphic:
"Job creation" means different things to different parties.
Most conservatives today are dead-set against traditional forms of government-based economic stimulus known as Keynesian economics, primarily spending initiatives. So if "job creation" is defined to primarily include Keynesian initiatives, then Republicans aren’t going to be sponsoring any "job creation" bills. Instead, Republicans argue that tax cuts and budget cutting will help the economy prosper.
While congressional Republicans have certainly introduced dozens of bills on social issues and other topics, the claim that the GOP has focused on issues other than job creation just isn't supported. The numbers cited in the post include Democratic bills, and the definition of what constitutes a "job creation" bill is open to significant debate.
But the post’s most important flaw is the contention that Republicans have offered "zero" bills on job creation. This number stems from a methodology that also excludes Obama’s American Jobs Act from the category of "job creation" bills. If you look at alternative job-related subject headings, the number of bills offered by lawmakers from both parties actually exceeds most of the social-issues listed in the blog post. We rate this claim Pants on Fire."
According to PolitiFact, Congressional Republicans HAVE sponsored "job creation" bills, as defined by the GOP.
As far as I can determine, NO JOB CREATION BILLS HAVE BECOME LAW that have put thousands of people back to work since the GOP took over the House one year ago.