Eric Cantor (R-Big Corporations), part of the republican Congressional 'leadership"(term used loosely), has said:
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Friday gave every indication that the House will not consider a bill to extend emergency unemployment benefits, even if the Senate passes the bill as expected early next week.
Cantor was asked directly on the House floor by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) whether Senate action on its bill next week might prompt the House to act. Cantor did not explicitly say yes or no, but strongly indicated Republicans would not consider it.
“It doesn’t create any jobs, and right now we are in the business of trying to see how we can get people back to work, for an America that works for more people,” he said.
Actually, extending unemployment benefits would create hundreds of thousands of jobs for struggling Americans. However it goes against the republican strategy of making America suffer for electing President Obama.
What is even more telling,is what the republicans did this week! They set up a select committee to investigate Benghazi(honestly they did)!
It kind of makes sense in a twisted, cynical sort of way that Speaker John Boehner’s newly ordained House Select Committee on Benghazi is stacked with seven Republicans and only five Democrats. The newly resurgent outrage over Benghazi is obviously meant to be a crowd-pleaser for the midterm base rather than a noble investigative endeavor, so why not give the apoplectic rage-aholics a lopsided committee majority — it only serves to underscore the crass, opportunistic nature of the whole thing.Not sure how the circus of yet another Benghazi "investigation" fits into Eric Cantor's stated goal:
"right now we are in the business of trying to see how we can get people back to work, for an America that works for more people,” he said.
I look forward to seeing all of the jobs the Benghazi circus creates!