And where are the Republicans? They are solidly against the American people.
Here are the results of the poll, via Smartypants.
The GOP is solidly against helping Americans:
The GOP thumbs its nose at Americans who are hurting, at Americans who want Congress to pass the AJA, and at Americans who need relief NOW, not after the 2012 elections.
The GOP is no longer a political party, but a gang of economic vandals whose only goal is to keep Americans out of work and impoverished so that their party can defeat President Obama in 2012.
From a NYTimes editorial:
"There are 14 million people out of work, wages are falling, poverty is rising, and a second recession may be blowing in, but not a single Republican would even allow debate on a sound plan to cut middle-class taxes and increase public-works spending.
The bill the Republicans shot down is not a panacea, but independent economists say it would have a significant and swift effect on the current stagnation. Macroeconomic Advisers, whose forecasts are often used by the Federal Reserve, said it could raise economic growth by 1.25 percentage points and create 1.3 million jobs in 2012. Moody’s Analytics estimated new growth at 2 percentage points and 1.9 million jobs. Those economists say that Republican ideas for increasing growth would have no measurable effects in the next year."
It is excruciatingly clear why the GOP continues to obstruct anything this president offers to improve unemployment and get Americans back to work.
On another subject, during the debate in Nevada last night, the GOPers did themselves proud again. If you remember the other debates, we witnessed:
1) The GOP audience cheer lustily over Rick Perry's boast about how many people he's put to death, guilty or not, in Texas;
2) We heard the GOP audience whoop it up over Ron Paul's suggestion that an uninsured young person should die because he could not afford insurance coverage;
3) We heard GOP audience members BOO! a gay combat soldier currently serving in Iraq; and now,
4) Continuing in their tradition of being heartless troglodytes, the GOP audience in Nevada loudly approved of Herman Cain's blaming unemployed Americans for not having jobs. [see video below]
Because the insensitive creeps actually believe Americans choose to be out of work and hurting.
Just imagine if the GOP achieves their goal of defeating Mr. Obama and they still control the House and take over the Senate, just imagine what their legislative program would be:
More tax cuts for the rich
More union busting
More cuts in social welfare programs, i.e., Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
More voter suppression directed toward minorities
Enhancement of the powers for special interests and their lobbyists
More attacks on women's rights, making it more difficult to receive a legal medical procedure
Repeal of DADT
Repeal of ACA
Repeal of the EPA
Repeal of financial regulations, i.e., Dodd-Frank, making it easier for Wall Street to engage in more risky derivatives.
Gawker has this incredible story on a TPer actually vowing not to hire anyone and urging other GOP-TPers to do the same, so that Mr. Obama will be defeated.
THIS IS WHO THEY ARE: