Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Job Killers

This does not surprise me at all.

House Republicans are planning votes for almost every week this fall in an effort to repeal environmental and labor requirements on business that they say have hampered job growth.

With everyone from President Obama to his Republican challengers in the 2012 campaign focusing on ways to spur economic growth, House Republicans will roll out plans Monday to fight regulations from the National Labor Relations Board, pollution rules handed down by the Environmental Protection Agency and regulations that affect health plans for small businesses. In addition, the lawmakers plan to urge a 20 percent tax deduction for small businesses.

Because the most important thing you can tell people — or their families — is that just because you’re paid shit wages under horrendous working conditions with materials that might kill you is “Hey, be glad you have a job… and the company got a really nice tax cut, too.”

The only saving grace in all of this is that this kind of 19th century robber-baron mentality won’t survive beyond the House. Which makes you wonder why they’re doing it in the first place. Oh, wait; the House leadership is a shill for the people who want don’t give a rat’s ass about their workers as long as they can turn a decent profit.

Well, now we know where the jobs are.