"Here’s how it works: Obama gives the teachers a ton of cash yanked from the pockets of American taxpayers. The teachers and their unions turn around and ‘kickback’ millions to the Obama campaign and the campaigns of Democrat incumbents and candidates. It’s simply a scheme to use taxpayer money for election campaigns." – Mike Baker, a political strategist and attorney.
An Obama Administration report titled "Teacher Jobs at Risk," states that the American Jobs Act, which was announced by Obama earlier last month, will keep U. S. teachers in the classroom, strengthen schools and improve the local economy in communities across the country.
It noted that the president’s proposal will prevent layoffs of educators and allow thousands more to be hired or rehired. Besides hiring, the plan calls for the modernization at least 35,000 public school buildings and community college campuses.
In hope of to lowering the country’s nearly double digit unemployment rate, Obama sent his $447 billion job act to the Congress on September 8. Since then, he urged the Congress many times to pass the bill as soon as possible.
However, Republicans oppose some parts of the president’s job plan. They are also concerned about adding more of a fiscal burden onto the country’s already worsening deficit and debt.
"What Obama is doing is pandering to the teachers’ unions who contribute millions of dollars to Democrat Party campaigns as well as provide free labor to man-the-phones and provide unpaid campaign workers," said a political strategist.
"Here’s how it works: Obama gives the teachers a ton of cash yanked from the pockets of American taxpayers. The teachers and their union turn around and ‘kickback’ millions to the Obama campaign and the campaigns of Democrat incumbents and candidates," Mike Baker, a political strategist and attorney.
While President Obama attacked members of the GOP and vilified GOP Senators and House members, it is the Democrat Party, specifically Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and others who are not allowing the president’s "jobs bill" come to the floor of the Senate and the House for up-or-down votes.
It is reported that the Congress may not consider to take a vote on the job act until later in October.