House GOPers having jobs summit with architects of the failed Bush economic policy

Can’t make this stuff up. The economy is in a shambles because of the mess created by the failed policies of George Bush and Dick Cheney. Democrats have been trying to dig out of this disaster for the past year. Today, Obama is holding a jobs summit at the White House. The House Republicans are having one of their own:

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has scheduled an “economic roundtable” today, to compete with the White House’s job summit. Roll Call reported, “A spokesman for Boehner said the purpose of the meeting is to give a platform for economists who have a different perspective on how Obama’s agenda has affected the economy.”

And who are these experts? Apparently, House Republicans have turned to “former Bush administration and McCain campaign staffers, who have advocated disastrous tax and budget policies.”

So, to summarize, less than a year from the last administration, congressional Republicans believe it’s time to re-embrace the Bush/Cheney agenda that didn’t work, and listen to the architects of the Bush/Cheney agenda that didn’t work.

The thing that really sucks is that if Democrats don’t fix the economy and create more jobs by next fall, the elections could be a disaster. That will empower the same Republicans who destroyed the economy in the first place. It’s as if the GOP economic plan is also their 2010 campaign plan: Ruin the economy in order to defeat Democrats.


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