Irony on job creation

While pushing a spending proposal they know will cut hundreds of thousands of jobs (“So be it,” House Speaker John Boehner says), House Republicans are still pretending to care about jobs and the economy. Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s staff just sent out an e-mail announcing a jobs forum: “As House Republicans continue to work on getting the nation’s fiscal house in order by cutting spending, we are also focused on removing barriers to economic growth so that businesses can grow and create jobs.  This dual track approach will ensure that Washington begins to live within its means and foster an environment where job creators have the confidence and ability to grow and hire new workers.”

Here’s an idea: If you want businesses to have the confidence and the ability to grow, don’t knowingly follow a course of action that will throw hundreds of thousands of their customers – perhaps as many as 700,000 – out of work.

Just a thought.

The full e-mail follows:

Good evening –

As House Republicans continue to work on getting the nation’s fiscal house in order by cutting spending, we are also focused on removing barriers to economic growth so that businesses can grow and create jobs.  This dual track approach will ensure that Washington begins to live within its means and foster an environment where job creators have the confidence and ability to grow and hire new workers.

Today, Congressman Cantor joined House Republican Leaders to announced that they will hold a “Forum on Job Creation” next week to continue our conversation with American businesses, small and large, soliciting their suggestions about ways to grow the economy, create jobs and get more people can get back to work.  Please see details below.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2011
PERMALINK
CONTACT: Laena Fallon 

(202) 225-4027

House Republicans Announce Interactive Forum on Job Creation
Engaging American Job Creators, Entrepreneurs & Innovators On Efforts To Address Job Creation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Republican Leaders announced that they will hold a Forum on Job Creation next Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Capitol Visitors Center Auditorium. This event is part of the continued efforts by House Republicans to listen to American job creators, entrepreneurs and innovators about ways to grow the economy and create jobs in the private sector.The interactive forum will provide a meaningful discussion between Members of Congress and job creators representing businesses small and large as well as various regions and industries including the energy, technology, health and financial sectors. Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam will moderate the discussion with participants both in person and from field locations around the country. It will also provide people with a unique opportunity to engage in the discussion through multiple digital platforms including a live Twitter wall and the forum will stream live online. The Leaders offered the following statement:

“House Republicans continue to act on voters’ calls to address job creation and grow the economy through the private sector. The more business owners we talk to across the country, the more obvious it becomes that our businesses are innovative and poised to grow, but government just has to stop making it harder for them to compete. As part of our larger effort, this forum provides an opportunity to continue these conversations with job creators and share valuable insights and experiences about the challenges they face. We will also discuss how to eliminate barriers that hinder job growth and the proactive steps we can take to make it easier for them to hire and expand.

“Last Congress, our Economic Recovery Working Group produced the Republican alternative economic plan to the failed stimulus. Our Republican Majority is serious about getting our fiscal house in order and we will continue to focus on creating an environment that fosters long-term economic growth so that American businesses have the confidence to create jobs and we can get more people back to work.”

Event Details:

WHAT: Forum on Job Creation

WHO: House Republican Leaders & American Job Creators

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)

Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)

Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)

Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL)

WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

10:30 – 11:30 AM

WHERE: Capitol Visitors Center Auditorium

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Megan Whittemore

Deputy Press Secretary

Majority Leader Eric Cantor

 

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