Responding to writer Samantha O'Dell (Re. Congress should pass jobs act, Oct. 7): House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's actual quotation was: "The president continues to say, 'Pass my bill in its entirety,' and as I've said from the outset, the all-or-nothing approach is just unacceptable."
O'Dell should speak to the facts. The House will move forward on legislation in which there is some agreement between the two parties: making permanent the 3% withholding provision for government contractors in Obama's jobs bill; passing three trade pacts with Colombia, Panama and South Korea that have languished on Obama's desk since the beginning of his term in office; repealing regulations restricting business; and introducing a bill to increase small-business owners' access to capital.
But more to the point, the initial $800-billion stimulus left Americans with zero job growth and continued economic stagnation; the $450-billion "jobs bill" is simply more of the same. O'Dell's ad hominem attacks on the Republican Party only reinforce the notion that the Obama administration does not understand how jobs are created.