President Obama is not at all interested in anyone else’s plan to create jobs. Even when Republicans and conservatives have come up with specific plans and proposed legislation, he ignores those plans, and refuses to acknowledge they even exist.
The GOP has a website with their jobs plan. Obama ignores it.
After Obama released his plan, House Republicans came out with a detailed, alternative. Obama ignores it.
Paul Ryan releases a detailed deficit reduction plan, which really is a jobs plan too. Obama ignores it.
There have been plenty of plans from the GOP/Republican/TEA party/conservatives for the past three years. Obama ignores them all.
Obama called House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) yesterday and claimed he had not seen a jobs plan from Republicans!
According to an unusually detailed account released by the speaker’s office, Boehner “respectfully challenged” the president for saying Thursday that he has not yet seen a jobs plan from Republicans.
“I want to make sure you have all the facts,” Boehner told Obama, the account of the 10-minute call said.
Sounds like Boehner was being respectful, but this is out-of-control. When you outright hand the man in charge a plan and he says to your face that he’s not seen a plan yet, we’ve got to start wondering about our president’s mental capacity.
But in reality, it’s the way he’s playing politics. The herded sheep hear Obama speak, and assume it’s the truth. Someone in my office today actually told me Republicans are just the “party of no” and have offered no ideas or plans themselves.
I took her to the Internet for a harsh lesson. I made her do the work and search for the plans. She found multiple plans released during the past few years and actually tried – for about 12 seconds – to claim they were not really plans.
She folded, but would not admit Obama was a liar.
It comes down to this. The only plan Obama will approve is his own. Back to Politico, with my emphasis in bold.
Josh Earnest, deputy White House press secretary, declined to comment on the details of the conversation.
“The president has been very clear that he is willing to work with Democrats and Republicans to pass measures to create jobs and get our economy moving,” Earnest said in a statement. “As independent economists have said, the American Jobs Act is the only plan that will create jobs and help the economy now.”