The Senate is going to vote on the American Jobs Act, and we need your help.
The President has proposed a plan that will put more people to work and put more money in the pockets of middle class families and small businesses. The American Jobs Act will help middle class families get ahead, keep teachers in the classroom and police and firefighters on the beat, and it will put construction workers on the job rebuilding America’s crumbling schools, bridges, and roads.
The Senate vote is critical, and the GOP wants to block it. They don’t have a better plan to create jobs but the Republicans want to score a political victory that they think will improve their chances in the next election. This strategy hurts American families and is simply shameful.
The American people could not be clearer about what they want Congress to focus on: creating jobs now. It’s time that the GOP listened to the American people. Call Mitch McConnell at (202) 224-2541 and tell him to pass the bill.
If you can spend just 5 minutes on the phone, it will make a huge difference. The time to take action is now.
Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis, in advance of tonight’s Republican Presidential debate, issued the following statement today regarding the impact of extreme GOP policies on Maryland. Every Republican presidential-hopeful has come out in favor of the radical elements of the Tea Party budget plan that passed the US House of Representatives.
9.5 million American jobs and 248,000 Maryland jobs would be lost if the damaging cuts envisioned by tea partying Congressional Republicans are implemented. The hard-line Tea Party cuts-only plan would devastate the middle class, seniors, small businesses and students; end Medicare and gut Social Security; jeopardize our future and possibly cause a second Great Depression. That’s how far Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and the rest of the Republican Party are willing to go to maintain Tea Party support. Democrats are committed to making the tough choices to put our fiscal house in order, make investments in our future and put America back to work, but what these Tea Party courting Republicans have pledged to do is reckless, callous and destructive for our country.
Marylanders want real solutions to the problems we face and they want a plan to create jobs, restore the middle class and lay a foundation for economic growth and prosperity. Marylanders have consistently rejected the same old hard-right GOP policies at the ballot box, and we will do so again in 2012.
The Democratic National Committee released a new analysis estimating the number of jobs that would be lost due to Republican policies. Link to the report: http://my.democrats.org/DNC-report
President Obama addressed the nation Monday night and urged the American people to pressure their elected representative to work out a balanced compromise that will avoid a devastating default. The President said:
The American people may have voted for divided government, but they didn’t vote for a dysfunctional government. So I’m asking you all to make your voice heard. If you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your member of Congress know. If you believe we can solve this problem through compromise, send that message.
Take a moment to contact Congress and let them know that you support a balanced approach and that Republican should stop playing political games with the American economy.
Below is the video of the President’s address: