At the White House today, House GOP leaders urged President Obama to scrap job-killing policies that are causing small businesses to hold off on hiring and presented him with a better plan to put people back to work. Republicans are renewing this call to action a day after President Obama proposed doubling down on the trillion-dollar “stimulus” that isn’t working.
“As we prepare to enter 2010, the American people face the daunting prospect of what is, at best, a jobless recovery – something quite different from the immediate job creation and lower unemployment rates they were promised when the massive ‘stimulus’ was signed into law,” the leaders wrote in a letter to President Obama. “The truth of the matter is that small business, not government, is the engine of job creation in America. … Yet instead of receiving relief from Washington, small businesses have watched with anxiety as their government has devoted its attention to enactment of a job-threatening government takeover of health care, a job-threatening ‘cap and trade’ national energy tax, and other policies that discourage job creation.”
The leaders note in the letter that Republicans began presenting President Obama with common-sense proposals to help small businesses create jobs as early as his first week in office. The letter calls on President Obama to consider taking action on the GOP proposals as families and small businesses continue to ask “where are the jobs?”
The letter to President Obama and accompanying GOP Economic Recovery Solutions Group Plan can be viewed and downloaded below.
GOP No Cost Jobs Letter and Plan Presented to President Obama