Republicans Ignore Americans’ Call for Spending Cuts Compromise

For Immediate Release:

March 9, 2011

According to a Bloomberg poll released today, 8 in 10 Americans want Republicans and Democrats to reach a compromise on spending cuts. Democrats agree that we need to cut and compromise on spending so that we can reduce the deficit while protecting investments that grow the economy and create jobs. That’s why Democrats have moved halfway to Republicans’ $100 billion demand. But Republicans have ignored the message Americans are sending, and have not moved an inch from their one and only proposal.

Democrats agreed to $41 billion in spending cuts:

Republicans demand $100 billion in spending cuts.

Democrats agreed to $45 billion in spending cuts:

Republicans demand $100 billion in spending cuts.

Democrats agreed to $51 billion in spending cuts:

Republicans demand $100 billion in spending cuts.

Notice a trend?

While the Democrats have met Republicans halfway, Republicans refuse to offer anything but their “So Be It” Spending Bill—a plan that independent economists say will cost hundreds of thousands of jobs. With an overwhelming majority of Americans calling for Congress to find common ground, the ball is in Republicans’ court to put forward a new measure and show Americans where they are willing to compromise.

Click here to read in pdf.