Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) penned an op-ed for USA Today making the case that “[t]he jobs and savings of too many Americans are at stake for Washington to continue ducking the toughest choices.” They outline many of the actions House Republicans have taken to create a better environment for private-sector job growth (which can be found at Jobs.GOP.Gov) – actions that have been blocked by the Democratic-led Senate – and call on the president to work with the GOP to “to solve our debt crisis and tackle America's job crisis” without raising taxes. Here’s a look:
“This spring, the House passed a budget that would cut spending by trillions of dollars and encourage private-sector job creation through economic growth — without raising taxes. Among its key components are tax reforms that broaden the base and lower the rates for everyone, while making the tax code more fair by closing loopholes.
“Our budget also included real reforms that preserve and strengthen our insolvent entitlement programs, which are the biggest drivers of our debt. …
“Of course, out-of-control spending isn't the only Washington-imposed roadblock to job creation. That's why we must dedicate ourselves to pro-growth policies that help create middle-class jobs, make it easier for existing businesses to thrive and allow more start-up companies to flourish. This means easing the tax burden on small businesses and removing burdensome, redundant regulations that impede private sector investment and job creation. It's past time to harness our abundant supply of natural resources in America, develop new sources of energy and create jobs here at home. And we should increase competitiveness for American manufacturers by passing job-creating free trade agreements that would open new markets for American-made goods. All told, at least 10 House-passed jobs bills reflecting some of these reforms are awaiting action in the Democratic-led Senate.”