Talking about jobs is far more important to Cory Gardner than actually creating jobs
Didn't Congress recess just a couple weeks ago? My how time moves quickly. So what is Cory Gardner doing this week? I don't know, but I imagine he'll have more fundraisers with his friends and maybe throw a town hall or two. He loves spouting talking points while not responding to questions at those events.
What's the issue of the week now? Well, we should be explaining why he voted against statements that climate change is real or backed up with science. Or maybe explaining why he wants to prolong the nation's addiction to oil by blocking regulations that would have lessened our reliance on fossil fuels in the future. Maybe talk nuclear energy or about the fighting in Libya (an issue he dodged last recess).
No, no. He'll be talking about his recently introduced bill to create small business savings accounts. Yes, he's been talking up this expensive idea since before he was elected, but his version of the bill was just introduced last week, so it's fresh and new. And who doesn't like talking about small businesses, the puppy dogs of politics. Everyone loves them, which made me wonder, "why did he wait so long to introduce this bill?" A moments consideration made me realize it's because politics are apparently more important to Cory Gardner than the economy.
Gardner said that the number one priority was improving the economy and creating jobs when he campaigned. But in his time in office, it's obvious that his priorities have changed. Though I believe its merits are debatable, this bill that Gardner claims will make jobs was delayed because he wanted to introduce it at a time that would allow him to tout the bill's merits in a tour of the district.Then he could get some press coverage.
Talking about jobs is far more important to Cory Gardner than actually creating jobs or helping the economy. It's also convenient because, according to Roll Call, he just received his new "focus on the economy and jobs" talking points from Boehner. Good thing Gardner knows what to say now.