For Immediate Release:
September 8, 2010
“Congressional Republicans haven't had an easy time reconciling their pursuit to extend the Bush tax cuts -- even for families earning more than $250,000 per year -- with their stated desire to also reduce the size of the deficit.” [MSNBC 8/24/10]
“There's only one problem with Boehner's message: so far, the things that Republicans have said they want to do won't actually boost employment or reduce deficits. In fact, much the opposite.” [Newsweek, 8/27/10]
This morning House Minority Leader John Boehner appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, touting the exact same failed Bush policies that drove our economy into a recession and doubled the deficit.
While Minority Leader Boehner called for cutting government spending and constantly cites the deficit as one of the top reasons for opposition to Democratic job-creating policies, he conveniently forgets that the deficit is largely a result of Republican policies.
Minority Leader Boehner and Congressional Republicans have said “no” to the middle class time and again because of the deficit, even as they support extending tax cuts to millionaires, which will cost a deficit-busting $700 billion dollars.
And while Minority Leader Boehner says he wants to ease uncertainty facing small businesses during this recession, his track record doesn’t show any support for small businesses and middle class families. Congressional Republicans have consistently opposed Democratic policies to aid Americans by voting against:
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- Tax incentives and lending to small businesses that would create jobs
- Closing tax loopholes to stop corporations from shipping American jobs overseas
- Tax cuts for 98 percent of American workers
- Tax cuts for small businesses that hire unemployed workers
- Protecting Americans from the recklessness of Wall Street executives