Almost a month ago, President Obama laid out his plan to create jobs and invest in our infrastructure. The bottom line: more people working and better roads, bridges, and schools. As the President asked last week in his speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, since when are Republicans against building roads? And I'd add, since when are they against creating jobs? The answer apparently is: They are not against these things at all. Sadly, it is the President's own party which appears to oppose the creation of jobs and the building of roads and schools.
I think the answer has do with political posturing than actually getting things done. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have made their priorities clear. They are more interested in being reelected than they are interested in endangering their positions by bringing the Presidents bill to the floor for a straight up and down vote.
Let's keep the pressure on them to not let the same thing happen this time around.