More Proof White House Should Engage With Congress on Jobs
A trio of new national surveys shows the American people are rejecting President Obama’s campaign-focused push for more ‘stimulus’ as he faces calls to get more engaged in legislative efforts to promote job creation.
In September, the White House declared it was entering a “new, more combative” period and giving up on governing. “That phase is behind us,” a top administration official said at the time. As it turns out, however, hitting the hustings has actually hurt the president, who may have been better off engaging in the legislative process and calling on the Democratic-run Senate to act on bipartisan, House-passed jobs bills:
Listening & Focusing on Job Creation. Republicans’ Plan for America’s Job Creators is focused on removing government barriers to getting people working again. Republicans have also identified and pursued areas of common ground, including free trade agreements and repealing the IRS withholding tax. This is the American people’s top priority, and it should be the White House’s as well, especially with 22 bipartisan, House-passed jobs bills awaiting action in the Democratic-led Senate. Visit jobs.GOP.gov to learn more about the Republican jobs plan and check out the newly released list of 132 economists who believe Republicans’ approach is better for the economy than ‘stimulus’ – in both the short- and long-term.