Republicans are blocking a number of bills designed to help the economy. Among them are extending unemployment insurance, blocking aid to schools to prevent an estimated 300,000 layoffs and blocking aid to states experiencing huge budget deficits.
Without these bills, the economic recovery, such as it is, will stall and the country could slip back into recession. Contributing to the failure of Obama's economic policies has been a stated goal of the Republican Party since he was elected. GOP election goals take precedence over the health of the economy. Par for the course.
The Democrats need to be pounding them on this continually.