"He's out of touch" they bellowed.
Come on! I could barely stand to watch the likes of Eric Cantor, smirking about how bad Obama is to have made such a comment,
because the job situation is so bad.
Here is the party that insisted & enacted the rule that 20 weeks of extended unemployment be cut off, for those who can't find work.
Are you kidding me?
These smug SOB's are the ones who brought us the tax cuts for the rich & have fought tooth & nail to keep tax cuts for the rich. So let's just take a moment to reflect on that one aspect of those who imply they are in touch.
Alan Grayson wrote this overview:
"This week marks 11 years since the Bush tax breaks for the rich were enacted. President George W. Bush signed the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act on June 7, 2001.
Bush claimed (as right-wingers always do) that tax breaks for the rich would create jobs in the private sector. Well, they haven't. There were 110 million private sector jobs in America in 2001. There are 110 million private sector jobs in America today. Despite a population increase of more than 25 million, there are no more private sector jobs today than when the Bush tax breaks for the rich became law.
In the past 11 years, the number of Americans living in poverty has increased from 33 million to 44 million.
The number of Americans receiving food stamps has risen from 18 million to 46 million.
But what could we expect? We didn't give tax breaks to the poor; we gave tax breaks to the rich. And for the rich, the past 11 years has been one long party. According to the Paris School of Economics, the top 1% in America saw their share of national income increase by more than 13% from 2001 to 2010. The top 1% saw their share of income increase by 20%. The top 0.01% saw their share of income explode by more than 37%, from 2.4% of all of the income in America to 3.3%.
The Bush tax breaks for the rich have yielded the most unequal distribution of wealth in American history, more unequal even than that of 1929, just before the Great Depression.
You see where this is going. The end-game of the Bush tax breaks for the rich is the end of the middle class in America. No jobs, no healthcare, no pensions, no home equity, no higher education. The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.
The Bush tax breaks are due to expire in a few months. We are at a fork in the road.
No more tax breaks for the rich. No. No. No. No. "
In summary-- the GOP has done nothing to provide for jobs, and have been short sighted obstructionists, putting the sacrosanct Tax cuts for the rich above all else-- just recently, they voted to double the interest rates for college loans or "offered" to take the money from Health care costs to cover a lower student loan rate.
Out of touch? Yes the GOP certainly is.
They think they are offering a viable option - to choose one: Health care funding or reasonable student loan rates-- but certainly not both!
Their idea of jobs (right out of the mouth of Romney himself).... is natural resource extraction/extinction.
Yes they would Frack, Clear Cut & Strip mine & Drill baby drill offshore oil wells, all they can allow.... and it is not "creating jobs" they care about, it's some fat cat making a buck.
F@#k them & the elephant they rode in on!