While the Smartest President Evah was busy (warning: Kos link) playing 3D chess, Democrats ignored his demand to Pass This Bill Now and never did introduce any legislation. That opened the door for House Republican Louie Gohmert to introduce his own bill named the (wait for it!) American Jobs Act. The main difference is that Obama’s Proposal With No Name would eliminate jobs and Gohmert’s bill would create jobs. Other than that, they’re pretty much the same thing. Heh.
via Rob Bluey:
President Obama repeatedly asked members of Congress to pass the American Jobs Act last week. But when no Democrat filed Obama’s bill after he presented it to Congress, a conservative congressman swiped the name for his own legislation.
The American Jobs Act introduced in the House of Representatives looks quite different from the version President Obama outlined in his speech to Congress. Instead of hiking taxes on working Americans to pay for another stimulus, Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) legislation offers a tax cut.
h/t Weasel Zippers