Reaffirm Jobs, Not Mottoes!

What do we want? – JOBS!

When do we want them? – NOW!

Jobs should be the number one issue of the United States Congress. We should be moving forward and not backwards in our legislature.

So why is the United States Congress rushing “all-ahead back” into the 1950s and the Cold War? Why is Congress more concerned with propaganda than with putting constituents back to work by fairly debating the President’s jobs programs? Can it be that some members of Congress have no method of looking forward? I do not want to mention names, but do the initials GOP mean anything to you…

So what has the Congress been doing other than blaming each other for the fine mess we find ourselves in because of corporate and individual greed?

On January 27, 2011, Virginia’s very-conservative Republican and founder of the Congressional Prayer Caucus Rep. Randy Forbes introduced a resolution, H. Con. Res. 13, to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the national motto. Since then, it has been argued in committee and discussed on the House floor. I can gleefully report that on November 1, 2011, the House passed this meaningless and worthless resolution and sent it on to the Senate for consideration.

Eight-freakin’-wasted months.

Has trusting and praying to God helped put Americans back to work? No. It takes Congress actually taking action, like passing laws, mostly Democrat introduced laws, that put people back to work.

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About David Rosman

David is the winner of the Missouri Press Foundation's "Best Columnist" in 2013 (First Place) and 2014 (Second Place), the 2016 Harold Riback Award for excellence in writing, and the winner of the 2007 Interactive Media Award for excellence in editing.
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