Bernie Sanders: Republicans doing nothing to create jobs

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, November 3, 2011 22:18 EDT
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Thursday it was “absurd” that Republicans claimed they were trying to create jobs.

“They’re doing nothing to create jobs,” he told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton. “They’re obstructing every single effort out there.”

Senate Republicans and two members of the Democratic caucus killed the Rebuild America Act on Thursday afternoon, which would have provided $60 billion for infrastructure projects. Democrats needed 60 votes to break a Republican filibuster against the legislation.

“All they have is there old mantra, more tax breaks for the rich and large corporations,” Sanders added.

Sanders said Republicans had learned nothing from the recession, which he blamed in part on the deregulation of Wall Street.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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