This is Rep Morgan Griffith (R-VA)delivering the GOP Weekly Address about the need for the Democratically controlled Senate to pass the jobs bills passed in the House. Rep. Griffith says these bills represent another “opportunity to widen our common ground and do whatever we can to get government out of the way so our economy can return to creating jobs.”
Barack Obama controls the bully pulpit as President. He has the loudest megaphone and the media is more than happy to promote his re-election by running stories in the best possible light. While Barack Obama hits the campaign trail and moves from encouraging bi-partisan support for his "jobs bill" to outright belittling the GOP for not jumping onboard due to some principled differences, he is unable to get support from his own party members. The Senate is Democratically controlled and Majority Leader Reid has shoved the legislation off for the immediate future. He shows no sense of urgency to work on the bill.
Gone “Soft?” Or Threatened By Tax Hikes, Excessive Regulations, & Excessive Spending?
President Obama says America has gone “a little soft” and lost its “competitive edge.” But the reality is – as Speaker Boehner recently said – job creators are paralyzed by “the constant threat of new taxes, out-of-control spending, and unnecessary regulation from a government that is always micromanaging, meddling, and manipulating.”
In fact, when the president and his advisors talk about a proposal that would affect “millionaires” or “the rich,” what it really means is raising taxes on small businesses and private capital (which is essential to job creation) -- tax hikes even he’s rejected in the past.
Economists, job creators, and fiscal watchdogs have panned the president’s tax hike on small businesses. Others say it is just a “political ploy,” not a “deficit reduction tool.”
As a consequence of the Democrats’ Dodd-Frank law you might soon be paying monthly debit card fees.
Keeping the Pledge: Republicans Focused on Creating Jobs, Changing the Way Congress Works:
Learn more about the bills (including H.R. 2250 and H.R. 2681) referenced by Rep. Griffith that would stop excessive regulations hurting job growth now and putting thousands more at risk.
Reps. Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Geoff Davis (R-KY) asked the White House to support H.R. 2681, which requires Washington to develop “more balanced and effective” rules that “protect public health and the environment without imposing unnecessary economic harm on American businesses and workers.”
Speaker Boehner talked with Fox Business about the Republican jobs plan and the need to fix our tax code by simplifying and lowering rates, and eliminating loopholes and special carve-outs.
Opening resource-rich areas of Alaska to new energy production will create jobs and address high gas prices.
The House Clerk updated its website with better access to real-time information, reflecting the majority’s pledge to make Congress more open and accountable.
Ugly re-election campaign speeches demonizing philosophical differences with political opponents is not productive to reach compromise and doing the peoples' business in Washington. The President is fond of silly straw men arguments and that is unuseful, too. An effective leader brings people together to work for a common goal. Dividing the parties further apart will not serve anyone, certainly not those unemployed and struggling most in this economy.