So right away, the GOP has a "jobs" bill and are threatening Obama's global warming policies. Awesome. The so called jobs bill isn't really one but these are the same guys who name things like the clean water act which in reality is the exact opposite and allows more toxic sludge into our drinking water. Here are the three things in said bill:
Hire More Heroes Act: The president’s health care law “is prompting many” small businesses “to hold off on hiring and even to shed jobs in some cases,” CNBCreports. The Hire More Heroes Act will help by exempting veterans who are “already enrolled in healthcare plans through the Department of Defense or the VA from being counted toward the employee limit under the health care law,” the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), explained in this week’s Republican Address. “So not only are we providing small businesses – and our economy – with much-needed relief, but we’re also helping more of our veterans find work.”
Another bit of nonsense that has no scientific basis for fact. Companies that hold down wages and hours are doing so because they can and are blaming Obamacare, even though it had nothing to do with this. Companies have been doing this for decades, including to me several times in the late 90's. Funny, how as Obamacare didn't exist then that employers were already doing this. I would also point out that the Hoover Institute is a right wing think tank that is no better than the Heritage Foundation and whose study is beyond suspect. And even if this law does pass, what is to stop employers from cutting people off at 38 hours and denying full time benefits that way?
This bill has been found to create somewhere between 5 and 35 new jobs. What will we do with that big dent in our unemployment record? It will also give the Canadian oil company zero liability from any future spills and do absolutely nothing to help with already record low gas prices. This part is dead on arrival unless they somehow come up with twenty traitorous Democrats to override the inevitable Obama veto.
The keystone bill is likely to be on his desk soon, with a veto waiting to happen because it's a sucky bill. There is very little chance of an override. Here are three things the GOP is likely to do in the coming weeks according to Yahoo.com:
— The GOP could try to block Environmental Protection Agency regulations directly. The Congressional Review Act enables such resolutions to pass the Senate with a simple majority vote, meaning Democrats couldn't filibuster, once the regulations became final. That's scheduled to happen this year for Obama's carbon dioxide rule, which aims to cut power plant emissions nearly a third from 2005 levels.
— Lawmakers could refuse to give Obama the $3 billion he has already pledged on the country's behalf to a global fund to help poorer nations address climate change. Obama hasn't yet asked Congress for any money to fulfill that pledge. The White House says the administration will make its first request in its budget plan for fiscal year 2016, which begins Oct. 1.
— Republicans are likely to send Obama bills aimed at spurring energy development in the U.S., such as promoting drilling on federal lands or making it easier to export gas and oil. Many of these bills have previously passed the House and are teed up for quick passage by the new Congress.
Obama is likely to veto all three of these, something I think he will be doing more than the two or three times he has done this in the past. It may pass that number in the first week of Congressional bills.