Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Boehner: Republicans Stand Ready to Work With President Obama on Responsible Plan That Will Create and Protect Jobs

Boehner: Republicans Stand Ready to Work With President Obama on Responsible Plan That Will Create and Protect Jobs – But Democratic Congress Hasn’t Delivered

After a press conference held last evening by President Barack Obama, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement:

“Our nation is in recession, and we applaud President Obama for continuing to make the case for action from Congress to help our economy create and protect jobs. As he said earlier this year and again this evening, both parties in Washington have a responsibility to tackle the challenge before us. In response to the President’s request for input, House Republicans have offered a plan that creates twice the jobs as the Democrats’ proposal – 6.2 million jobs total – at half the cost. Unfortunately, the trillion-dollar plan moving through Congress takes us in the wrong direction, relying on slow-moving and wasteful Washington spending that will pile even more debt on future generations, providing less tax relief than requested by the President, and encouraging dependence on welfare programs that hurt Americans instead of helping them. The American people need our help, and they deserve better than this. It is not too late to craft a bipartisan plan that creates more jobs and helps get our economy back on track, and Republicans stand ready to work with the President to do this.”

NOTE: By letting families, small businesses, home-buyers, and job-seekers keep more of what they earn, the House Republicans’ economic recovery plan will create 6.2 million new American jobs over the next two years, at half the cost of the congressional Democrats’ plan, according to a methodology used by President Obama’s own nominee as Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, Dr. Christina Romer.

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