Today, President Obama echoed what Republicans have been saying for months – cutting spending alone isn’t enough, we must have growth to get our deficit under control and get our economy back on track. Unfortunately, President Obama's idea of 'growth' comes in the form of more stimulus style government programs paid for by higher taxes. In contrast, Republicans have a pro-growth vision and plan that empowers the private sector, manages down the debt, and allows businesses to grow, compete and begin hiring again.
- Today: President Obama: “ ... we can’t simply cut our way to prosperity. We need to do what’s necessary to grow our economy; create good, middle-class jobs; and make it possible for all Americans to pursue their dreams. (Weekly Address, 6/25/11)
- Last Month: Leader Cantor: “But we also understand that cutting alone isn’t enough to address our debt crisis or get people back to work. We must also ‘Grow.’ For too long, Washington has relied on gimmicks or government-knows-best solutions. No more. Now, more than ever, our nation needs small businesses and entrepreneurs to get people back to work. That’s why this week we continue to build on the Pledge to America and our work over the past five months by unveiling our plan to help the nation’s job creators grow the economy and start hiring. Our plan for America’s job creators injects a dose of commonsense, pro-growth economic policies to give our businessmen and women the tools they need to get the for-hire signs back in their windows again. (Weekly Address, 5/28/11)