Is concession the new surrender?
For hiring a targeted number of workers, corporations get a tax cut that remains in place long after the workers have been added, the economy recovered, and the crisis passed–and the spokesperson for the Speaker dismisses it without even commenting on the specifics, suggesting, from his party’s view, the idea of tax cuts are a right step to a deal, or encouraging the President to rethink–what?, the jobs part–or maybe his intent to sell it House and Senate Democrats.
I disagree with the corporate tax cuts unless loopholes on foreign earnings and oversea jobs are dropped, but the out of hand rejection by the Speaker strips away any veneer that Republicans intend to put Americans back to work! And why should they? Under Obama, surprise, they got the highest level of corporate earnings and profits in America’s history, without job growth!
So politically, they are willing to stand pat. The object is to teach American voters a lesson: “Don’t ever again defeat the party that stands between you and the cheats, and now you will be punished for it, and suffer mightily.” Republicans hold the power of hurt. They scold the President and their actions show they have nothing but scorn and rejection for the middle class.
(This is straight writing, the hardest form to do. It’s authority depends on its voice. In this case, the last paragraph is weak. It devolves into a cliche. I’ll edit when the voice gives me new insight! It will! /wr)