As The Economy Recovers, The Republicans Fight for Less Growth, Fewer Jobs, More Debt

Released the following statement to the media this morning:

“The new, encouraging jobs report will force a new round of conversations in the coming weeks about where the American economy is today, and what the right national policy should be this year. 

As we prepare for this discussion, it is important to note that that plans the Republicans are currently promoting – hundreds  of billions of cuts to domestic discretionary spending, repeal of current health care law, permanent extensions of the Bush tax cuts and current estate tax rates – would lead to less growth, fewer jobs and more debt.

I think the country wants the opposite of this approach – more growth, more jobs, less debt.  The President’s new budget proposed such a plan, and Congress should work with him to enact it in the months ahead.”