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Let’s take a snap shot of the GOP and analyze why the upcoming U.S. presidential election is so important. The GOP has not introduced a real jobs plan. Their only plan is to make President Barack Obama a one-term
president. Furthermore, the GOP proposes tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, additional tax cuts for corporations, with no requirement for them to create jobs in order to receive that additional tax break. The GOP also supports ending Medicare leaving our senior population in dire need; they also support cutting Social Security. And the list goes on.
As a reminder for those that don’t know it, Obama’s policies have created an average of 200,000 private sector jobs per month in the last 22 months, which equals to about 3 million jobs with no help from the Republican-led Congress. In the last year alone, 2 million jobs were created, showing that since our President took office the remedies that he has put forth are showing positive results. But there is more we need to do, like take action and push Congress to approve the extension of unemployment insurance as well as the payroll tax cut. Those two policies alone would help sustain and create more job growth in this tough economy. The GOP is dead set against helping the American people as a whole; this is shameful and hypocritical to say the least.
As a reminder for those that don’t know it, Obama’s policies have created an average of 200,000 private sector jobs per month in the last 22 months, which equals to about 3 million jobs with no help from the Republican-led Congress.
In 2010, the GOP campaigned on creating jobs for the American people. But their primary accomplishment has been attacking the president at every turn. Since they took control of Congress, what types of job bills have they passed? Believe me, if the GOP had passed one bill that would have created one job we would have never heard the end of it. The election this fall is not about President Obama — it’s about determining who has a pragmatic plan of action and can show present-day results in continuing on the trajectory of positive job growth for the American people.
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By Henry Crespo Sr.,
Miami Times Contributor