Friday, July 8, 2011

Perlmutter Calls on House Leadership to Stop Playing Games with the Economy

"GOP has done absolutely nothing to spur job growth since taking over."

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after the release of the June jobs report.

"It's been more than 6 months since the House Republicans took control and we haven't had one vote on a bill to create jobs. All the House Republicans have done is recklessly slash jobs for 238,000 federal, state and local workers while continuing excessive tax giveaways to millionaires and billionaires and loopholes for oil companies who send our jobs overseas.

Last month, when the Republican leadership forced a vote on raising the debt ceiling - a vote that was intended to fail, the stock market dropped 279 points the next day. Each and every American lost approximately $1,300 in that day alone because their pensions, 401ks, IRAs and money market accounts lost enormous value.

House Republicans need to stop playing these politically motivated games with our economy. The best thing to tackle our debt is to get people back to work by making things here in America , reduce our dependence on foreign oil and maintain the promise we made to our senior citizens."

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