Boehner Op-Ed in Human Events: American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act “A 180-Degree Turn” from President Obama’s Failed ‘Stimulus’
In an op-ed in Human Events today, Speaker John Boehner highlights the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act (H.R. 7) – legislation that removes government barriers to American energy production and institutes pro-growth infrastructure reforms with a direct link to the economy – all without wasteful earmarks. Here is an excerpt from the op-ed:
“This legislation will help to create good, private-sector jobs, ease rising gas prices and promote stable, long-term economic growth. It represents not only a 180-degree turn from the failed stimulus approach of President Obama, but also a genuine departure from the misguided way Washington has been abusing hardworking taxpayers for years. …
“For starters, pulling from new energy exploration, this infrastructure jobs bill doesn't add a dime to the deficit. And it will have no earmarks—none. The last highway bill was stuffed with more than 6,300 earmarks. …
“The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act will be first highway infrastructure bill I've ever voted for. That's because it has its priorities straightened out. This legislation, like all the components of our Plan for America's Job Creators, is about breaking down government so we can build up private-sector jobs.”
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As Speaker Boehner notes, the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act is a bill unlike any of its predecessors. It will create more than a million new jobs and help address rising gas prices by rolling back government barriers to American energy production; eliminate or consolidate nearly 70 wasteful or duplicative highway programs; cut through red tape to expedite infrastructure improvements and prevent added costs; direct funding to the most high-priority infrastructure projects; and it will do so without any more failed ‘stimulus’ gimmicks or wasteful pork.