RSC Chairman Jordan says: "Let's Get the Private Sector Back on Offense!"

The leader of the Democrats in the Senate, Harry Reid from Nevada, continued his cynical political tactics yesterday to ensure his party maintains control of the Senate during next year's elections.  He forced every single one of his Democrats  --  and Socialist Bernard Sanders acquiesced  --  to vote against Barack Obama's budget for 2012 which includes at least a trillion dollars of tax increases.  Meanwhile, every single Democrat, except Senator Jim Webb (VA), voted against the responsible Republican budget to cut over $6 trillion from Obama's budget. 

This is the same Harry Reid who said recently:  "There's no need to have a Democratic budget in my opinion.  It would be foolish for us to do a budget at this stage."  Never mind, that that is what a United States Senate is supposed to do each year.  Indeed, Harry Reid and his Democrats, even when they controlled the Senate, the House of Representatives and the White House, refused to pass a budget for the United States of America. 

Recently, Senator Jeff Sessions, R-AL, said about Harry Reid's cynical political tactics in not introducing a budget: "Let's see it.  Let's bring it forward."  The last time Harry Reid's Democrat-controlled Senate passed a budget was on April 29, 2009, at the insistence of Barack Obama; 758 days ago.

The Chairman of the House of Representatives' Republican Study Committee, Jim Jordan from Ohio, is also getting impatient with the Democrats' stall tactics in Congress.  He wants Congress to address the dire economy right now.

Chairman Jordan said yesterday: "Democrats – failing to see as President Reagan did that “government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy” – actually want to double-down on these barriers to job creation."   The rest of Chairman Jim Jordan's press release is below:

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Let’s Get the Private Sector Back on Offense

More than two years ago, Democrats claimed their trillion-dollar stimulus package would keep unemployment below 8% and “save or create” 3 million jobs. They even promised that most of these jobs would be in the private sector. Yet today, we are living through the weakest jobs recovery since the Great Depression with unemployment over 8% for 27 straight months. This failed stimulus didn’t just pile on a massive amount of new debt. According to one recent study, it actually gave our economy a net loss of 550,000 jobs. And wouldn’t you know it, the real pain was felt by the private sector.

Meanwhile, mounting debt, government red tape, a confusing tax code, and high energy prices have all created uncertainty and gotten in the way of economic growth. And Democrats – failing to see as President Reagan did that “government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy” – actually want to double-down on these barriers to job creation.

Families and businesses have been on the defensive for too long. It is time to get Washington out of the way and put American job creators back on offense.

God Bless,

Congressman Jim Jordan
Chairman, Republican Study Committee

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