Headline in today’s News Journal:
Obama’s jobs bill would send Delaware $322.2 million
The question is… What would it take from Delaware? The Dodd-Frank bill has already eliminated a few thousand banking jobs with onerous regulation that had nothing to do with “Too-big-to-fail”, the Obamacare bill has done nothing to stop rapid increases in healthcare costs while helping to freeze hiring until the implications are clear to businesses.
The next point from the article is that all of the State’s Democratic leaders are touting the need to “Pass this bill…”
“The time is now to put people back to work,” Markell said
Delaware Democratic Party Chairman John Daniello said in a statement that the bill would create “thousands more jobs in Delaware.”
While some question whether the payroll tax cut will really cause employers to hire more workers, Rep. John Carney, D-Del., said that’s not necessarily the point.
“Some of these businesses are on the edge, so giving them a way to stay in business is frankly a way to prevent the loss of jobs,” Carney said.
I’ve got an idea… Let’s get the US Senate, which last time I looked was under Democratic control, to “pass this bill.” Then we can talk. But I note that the News Journal article didn’t even mention trying to contact our two US Senators…