GOP senators block top Obama jobs initiative
July 19th, 2012
04:35 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP senators block top Obama jobs initiative

Washington (CNN) - Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that "insource" jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.

In voting against the bill, Republicans raised both substantive and procedural problems with the measure.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Ancient – those jobs bills passed in the congress are anti abortion bills and bills to repeal ACA. They have nothing to do with jobs, but thanks for the Fox foreign owned media talking points.

    July 19, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Bushwacker added $4.6 trillion to the national debt. Now that is conservative.

    July 19, 2012 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "As they should we can't keep throwing good money after bad enough is enough stop the out of control spending now Obama."

    These were tax cuts, you blindfolded moron.

    July 19, 2012 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  4. kemikal

    @kayla----Let's not forget that in addition to funding two wars, Bush gave Iraq $91B to assist in rebuilding. That's like knocking a guy out for trying to rob you, then paying his medical bill. Such buffoonery!! No way we can let Repuiblicans back in the WH.

    July 19, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  5. CBR

    The GOP continually makes excuses for voting against initiatives that might help people because the President might get some credit for this policy. Meanwhile, millions of Americans are out or work. out of funds, and out of unemployment benefits.

    Good job< GOP. You must be proud of the decisions you are making.

    July 19, 2012 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The Bring Jobs Home Act would provide a 20% tax break for the costs of moving jobs back to the United States and would rescind business expense deductions available to companies that are associated with the cost of moving operations overseas
    -------------------------------------------------
    Veteran fro New York ran it down quite simply for those that are just willfully ignorant. I mean you have to be either willfully ignorant like Ed1 for example, or have the IQ of a stepladder not to see that the GOP thugs have been blocking the recuperation of this country since January 20th, 2009.
    Obama 2012. We THE PEOPLE will see to it.

    July 19, 2012 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  7. kemikal

    With those glassy, beady little eyes; Boehner can't vote until he keeps his lips off the flask. If leaves the bottle alone maybe he could vote with a clear head.

    July 19, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  8. Myviewis

    A 20% Credit for the cost of bringing jobs back home is not going to impact companies who outsource jobs, it won't deter outsourcing. The cost of having to face Labor Union fees and their presence plus tax brackets are not changing, if anything Democrats are doing away with the Bush-era Tax Cuts, is not worth to companies to bring back jobs to the U.S. Some of the reasons they left in the first place were the Labor Unions, high demands from workers and high taxes.

    July 19, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  9. NVa Native

    Anti-American GOP rightists screw the American middle-class again in another effort to politically damage our President.
    They will pay in November.

    July 19, 2012 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  10. Montykoolaid

    Yes, high demands from Americans, like...

    1) Hey, can my life not be constantly in danger while I work? Can the chances of me losing an arm or my life not be the same as a coin flip?

    2) Hey, can you pay me enough to actually make a living and raise a family, I know you would prefer to pay a chinese child 10 cents a week, but come on,

    3) How about health insurance for me and my family?

    Yup, we really demand too much.

    July 19, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  11. kemikal

    Republicans would run a profitable soup kitchen in the ground!

    July 19, 2012 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  12. GonzoinHouston

    The GOP has actively worked to keep the economy weak for their political gain. This simple statement has found agreement in many polls and I hope it becomes a public campaign issue in the fall.

    July 19, 2012 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  13. California

    This must be the one that the experts stated would kill 700,000.

    July 19, 2012 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  14. California

    Democrats, the true obstructionists.

    July 19, 2012 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  15. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Bonner you will be crying in november. Release the tax returns.

    July 19, 2012 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  16. Rick in Phx

    The republican logic has always been twisted on this issue. According to their logic, companies will not come to the U.S. because they will have to pay higher taxes. Therefore they will continue to stay in countries where they pay virtually no taxes and pay cheap labor. Yet ALL these companies wish to sell their goods to the American people. It appears the republican party still hasn't seen the stupidity of their logic. How exactly are we Americans supposed to buy these products when we have no jobs to pay for them? The republican party still refuses to admitt that it is this EXACT logic that has put this country in the position we are now in.

    July 19, 2012 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  17. rs

    The GOP has declared war on America. When do we get to use drone aircraft on them?

    July 19, 2012 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  18. Jean2

    In order to get some results of efforts to bring jobs to our neighbor hoods we need to CLEAN UP /OUT THE DEAD TIMBER IN CONGRESS!!
    This is sad we the citizens of the USA deserve BETTER.

    July 19, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  19. anthony78

    Sniffit and Wired and Dominican... you guys make checking these blogs so worth it day after day...

    July 19, 2012 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  20. Bill from GA

    It is so disgusting that the worthless repugs complain about President Obama's policies but are afraid to implement them. They know, from the first year plus, until repugs got 41 votes in the Senate, and blocked ALL progress, that Obama's agenda works. But their repug agenda is to make Obama, and Ameriica, FAIL!

    July 19, 2012 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  21. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    So, what does the GOP plan on doing instead? That would be a good question to ask.

    July 19, 2012 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  22. ge

    labour unions work for the middle class ,thats why republicans hate them, if they worked for the compay,every republican would have one,the corperations have had there 40 yrs its the middle class turn -trickle up

    July 19, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  23. ge

    yhe jobs are sitting on the table because the republicans loaded them with bull-shet

    July 19, 2012 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  24. Thomas

    @Ed1
    As they should we can't keep throwing good money after bad enough is enough stop the out of control spending now Obama.

    Are you thinking of the two wars that you supported ?

    July 19, 2012 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  25. Tired of republican lies

    It's no surprise since Darth Cheney came to town....hmmmmm...

    July 19, 2012 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
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