Like some of you, I have been volunteering registering people to vote during this election season. This involves mailings, phone banking and my personal favorite method, canvassing…which resulted in the exchange I had this past weekend.
On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner mentioned a new report released by Ernst & Young, citing that allowing the Bush tax cuts to lapse would result in the loss of 700,000 jobs.
I have seen this pop up in my Facebook newsfeed as well. One individual even linked to the report through The Heritage Foundation, which would be the equivalent of showing your friend that the Gulf oil spill is actually not as bad as everyone says and then linking to the BP site.
The GOP has been consistently blocking nearly all potential job growth legislation from the Obama administration. The most damaging block was the American Jobs Act, which, as we pointed out in the entry The One About the Pipeline, would have provided more jobs to the state of Iowa alone than the Keystone pipeline could provide for the nation.
Conservative voters have already begun to chatter about Obama’s potential re-election and the onslaught of taxes that would hit the middle class if it were to happen. As I type this, the conservative news site,The Blaze is running a story titled “Tax Bombshell: If Re-elected, Would President Obama Raise Taxes For Middle Class?”