President Obama was greeted this morning with a scathing fact check calling him out for another one of his ridiculous claims. The Washington Post took Obama to task for claiming “Republicans in Congress have blocked every serious idea to strengthen the middle class.”
“But, let’s face it, the Republicans have their own list of bills passed in the House but which have failed to progress in the Senate, which they also claim are serious and enjoy popular support. For instance, one pending bill would approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll found is supported by Americans by a 3 to 1 margin. The House list, displayed on Boehner’s Web site, includes nearly 50 bills, of which only a handful have been signed by the president into law.”
Instead of getting the Democrat controlled Senate to act on the 285 House passed bills, President Obama continues to treat the presidency as a spectator sport.
If the Fundraiser-in-Chief were to stay in Washington, DC, he would notice that several of the House passed bills will help strengthen the middle class. For example, last week the Republican controlled House passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act which will create job training programs emphasizing on education and training.
While the President continues to campaign across the country for Democrats, House Republicans are focused on passing legislation that will help grow the middle class.