Today, House Republicans revealed their budget proposal to cover government spending for the rest of 2011. Despite campaign promises by the Republicans to cut $100 billion in spending in 2011, their plan only cuts $74 billion. As a result, the deficit for 2011 will be $1.4 trillion.
“We have to focus our priorities on making sure small businesses can grow and prosper, hire people, and that we foster opportunities to put the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of our country to work. Promoting job and manufacturing growth right here in our country, rather than allowing them to be outsourced to foreign countries, is essential to both our short and long-term economic stability and security,” said Rep. Ed Perlmutter, (CO-07).
After spending three months developing their strategic plan to cut spending, the Republican’s budget leaves the American people with a $1.4 trillion deficit. It is time for the House Republicans to do more than deliver talking points and sound bites. It’s time for them to join Democrats and focus on creating jobs for Americans.