House GOP pledges speedy review of job proposals

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  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 9, 2011 6:21 p.m.

    Mark my words, the Republicans will hold up the payroll tax cut unless they get a capital gains the top rate lowered or a corporate tax cut. The payroll tax cut will be a huge boom to poor and middle class families as well as small business. This plan has nothing in it for the wealthiest Americans and the republicans can't have that.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Sept. 9, 2011 4:12 p.m.

    Sometimes the Tea Party just want to hide rather than face the possibility of humiliation. We are striving for important goals for the middle-class. Don't cave to the Koch Brother's click-of-fools. Your goals are worthy of the effort. Last night, we saw a leader with a clear plan to get Americans back to work and ready to fight to make it happen. It's the kind of speech you watch and think, "I'm so proud this guy's our President." Obama is for America and the American people. The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans without adding a dime to the deficit. The President is proposing investments that would prevent layoffs of as many as 280,000 teachers, provide opportunities for long-term unemployed veterans, and put Americans to work rebuilding roads, railways, bridges, and schools in need of repair. Obama's plan will expand the payroll tax cut, cutting workers payroll taxes in half next year. This provision will provide a tax cut of $1,500 to the typical family earning $50,000 a year.



  • David Centerville, UT
    Sept. 9, 2011 3:37 p.m.

    Right from the start I am nervous about this proposal. It seems that I have heard Obama state somewhere, sometime before that we "must" pass this immediately, or something terrible would happen. The bill is passed (stimulus spending, health care, etc) and nothing improves. The country just gets further into debt.

    Obama still doesn't get it. Government spending IS the problem. Stop spending all of our money. Stop borrowing 40% of what you spend. Cut programs.

    I know that reducing spending and cutting programs during a recession seems like a terrible thing to do. But the problem is here because of government regulations, spending, and poor governance. This recession is 100% owned by our government.