Whose Side Are the Republicans On?


Democrats are listening to the American people and pushing policies to create jobs, strengthen the middle class, encourage entrepreneurs, and help small businesses grow and hire. Whose side are Republicans on?

From the latest CBS News/New York Times poll:

69 percent of Americans say GOP policies favor the rich.

67 percent of Americans think it is a bad idea for the government to lower taxes for corporations in an attempt to create jobs.

Over and over again, Americans overwhelmingly say that job creation is the top priority for our nation. When asked the most important problem facing our country today:

57 percent of Americans say either jobs or the economy.

5 percent of Americans say budget deficit.

1 percent of Americans say taxes.

0 percent of Americans say abortion.

Democrats remain committed to creating jobs and growing the economy through initiatives supported by the American people:

80 percent of Americans think it is a good idea to spend money on infrastructure such as bridges, airports and schools to create jobs.

78 percent of Americans think it is a good idea to significantly cut taxes for small businesses.

65 percent of Americans think it is a good idea for the federal government to provide money to the states to prevent layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters.

51 percent of Americans say cutting payroll taxes for American workers is a good idea.

And Americans believe in paying their fair share:

65 percent of Americans say it would be fair to raise taxes on those making one million dollars or more per year.

It is clear that Republicans—who have been in control of the House for 295 days without producing a jobs agenda while protecting their special interest friends—are just ignoring America’s priorities. When will the GOP start listening to their constituents, abandon their ideological agenda and work with Democrats to put the country back to work?

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