A bill just passed by the House, H.R. 1586 (House Vote 518), also known as the “Education Jobs & Medicaid Assistance Act” prevents as many as 160,000 teacher layoffs (1,800 public school teachers across my home state of Iowa alone) and 900,000 public and private sector layoffs altogether. This is fully paid for by closing tax loopholes for overseas businesses that want to take jobs away from Americans. Republicans called this bill a "bailout" and a "handout." They called the police officers, firefighters, and teachers whose jobs were on the line "special interests." Nearly every House Republican voted "No". Here’s how the vote broke down:
‘YES’ VOTES: 247 total (245 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
‘NAY’ VOTES: 161 total (158 Republicans, 3 Democrats)
House Democrats did the right thing, reminding us again of what we're fighting for in the upcoming elections. When the American People cast their ballots in November, it's up to U.S. to make sure that we remember who's fighting for U.S!
“Education is the economic issue of our time. Making sure we’ve got a world-class education system for everybody is a prerequisite for prosperity and an obligation that we have for the next generation.” ~President Barack Obama
*I see that Edwin Larson has removed his foolish comment. Guess he thought he'd pull a drive-by shooting. Fortunately, I saved his remarks before he deleted his "review" and here are his exact words which I responded to:
A victory? lolol. Did you even read the bill?...or as usual are you relying on the spoon-fed snippets from some far-left website. Did you see the pork in this bill? did you read of the formation of yet another Gov't entity to be charged with disbursment of those funds. Do you know who heads and sits on that board? And really, just how does giving our hard-earned money to the unions save jobs? It is truly exhausting to even attempt to respond to any of this tripe. It is actually sad to see where our country is today and what a sham this administration really is as it drives us further into the ground. But then, it doesn't really affect you as you live in Portugal, a quasi-socialist nation on the brink of reverting to a third-world Socialist/Communist nation...