Today’s Knee-Slapper: Dem Leaders Blame GOP for Sabotaging Recovery… What Recovery?

As reported earlier
Barack Obama doubled the US debt with his failed stimulus plan.

(CBO)

The worst jobs president since the Great Depression is overseeing the worst housing downturn since the Great Depression and the worst slide in home prices since the Great Depression.

Despite these historic failures…
Top Senate Democrats blamed Republicans today for sabotaging the economic recovery.
TPMDC reported:

They’ve made it explicit. Democrats are accusing Republicans of trying to sabotage the recovery — or at least stall it — by blocking all short-term measures to boost the economy, even ones they previously supported.

In a Capitol press conference Wednesday, the Senate’s top Democrats argued that Republicans don’t want to pass measures like a temporary payroll tax holiday for employers because they’ll improve President Obama’s re-election chances.

“Our Republican colleagues in the House and Senate are driven by putting one man out of work: President Obama,” said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL).

The harshest denunciation came from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the man who crafted the Dems’ new “jobs first” message.

“We are also open to hiring incentives, perhaps in the form of a payroll tax cut for employers that was floated by the administration…. [T]hat might not be our first choice, that shows how willing we are to work with the Republicans to create jobs. It’s pro-business, it’s a tax cut, and many Republicans have been for it in the past. But now all of a sudden they’re coming out against it,” Schumer said.

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