Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President Obama's remarks on the economy:
“Today, President Obama presented a clear vision for America's future prosperity and economic growth - a future defined by a thriving middle class, good-paying jobs for our workers, opportunity for small businesses, and fairness for all Americans.
“With too many Americans still struggling to make ends meet, Democrats remain ready to act on this vision and put people back to work. Yet Republicans continue to stand in the way - passing bills to nowhere. The Republicans' only jobs plan is more tax breaks for millionaires, Big Oil, and corporations that ship jobs overseas.
“Democrats are prepared to create jobs and grow our middle class, while bringing down the deficit in a balanced, responsible way. As the President stated, we can only succeed in the future if we work together today. It's time for Republicans to stop putting partisan politics ahead of progress and join Democrats and President Obama to put the middle class to work and place the American Dream within reach for every American.”