200 Days Has Shown America Cannot Cut Its Way to Prosperity
Today marks the 200th day without a jobs agenda under the Republican-controlled House.
Americans overwhelming tell us that the economy and jobs remains priority number one, yet Republican leaders still refuse to listen. Instead of creating opportunities for middle class Americans to find work and protect their families, the GOP has focused on an ideological agenda to cut the programs that families rely on while protecting billions in tax giveaways to Big Oil and Wall Street – regardless of the cost.
The past 200 days has shown that America cannot simply cut its way to prosperity.
- Corporate profits are soaring, but millions of Americans are still out of work and many of those who are fortunate enough to have work have seen their wages stay the same.
- According to Mark Zandi, Moody’s chief economist, and the Council of Economic Advisers, the House GOP has voted to destroy nearly two million jobs (see chart to the right).
Worse, the GOP agenda cuts long-term investments like educating our children, ensuring roads and bridges are ready to transport our products of the future, and researching new technologies that will ensure that industries of tomorrow grow here at home.
This doesn’t have to be the case. House Democrats have an alternative: Make it in America. It's a plan to create jobs today and make the types of investments that will grow our economy for decades to come.
It’s time to stop the political theater and get America working again.