The list of “jobs bills” reveals that the legislation falls into three categories. The largest category is tax breaks and gifts for the oil, coal, and natural gas industries. The second category is regulatory repeal, which is also another gift for big business. The last category is attacks on Obamacare. Boehner’s jobs bills for veterans increased fees for services to vets.
Nowhere on the list of jobs bills that Boehner wrote about is there an actual real live jobs bill.
Boehner has given a list of 40 bills that fit the Republican ideology, but history tells us that cutting taxes for the wealthy, giving gifts to special interests, and rolling back regulations are three policy choices that do not create jobs. Speaker Boehner’s jobs bills would not put more people back to work. The House Republican definition of a jobs bill is different from what most people think of as job creation.
The only job that John Boehner is trying to protect with this bogus list is his own."
Jason Easley, "None of the 40 Jobs Bills That John Boehner Claims House Republicans Passed Create Jobs" (via holygoddamnshitballs)