This story comes a little late in the news cycle, I know, but its still worth noting and giving at least a nod to Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert, who audaciously pulled the rug out from under the Obama administration and rendered any printed or video materials hyping Obama’s American Jobs Act of 2011 not just obsolete but toxic. Not that it matters, since neither Gohmert’s bill nor Obama’s (which still has yet to be introduced under any name) will be passed by the Donkey-dominated Senate. I swear…2012 can’t come fast enough.
According to the Heritage Foundation:
President Obama repeatedly asked members of Congress to pass the American Jobs Act last week. But when no Democrat filed Obama’s bill after he presented it to Congress, a conservative congressman swiped the name for his own legislation.
The American Jobs Act introduced in the House of Representatives looks quite different from the version President Obama outlined in his speech to Congress. Instead of hiking taxes on working Americans to pay for another stimulus, Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) legislation offers a tax cut.
The bill now has a number: HR 2911. At just one or two pages in length, it is one of the shortest pieces of legislation in the history of Congress and essentially abolishes the corporate income tax.