The Concord Monitor today called on the state’s congressional Republicans to “put partisanship aside” and support President Obama’s jobs bill. Rep. Frank Guinta was singled out for his “scornful” response to the President’s proposal.
We urge Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Reps. Charlie Bass and Frank Guinta to put partisanship aside and vote to pass the jobs bill. … In their brief responses to the president’s speech, all three stuck to Republican Party talking points. They opposed additional government spending to stimulate the economy and called instead for tax cuts for business and the easing of regulations.
Guinta was particularly scornful of the president’s proposals, calling them “failed policy” and his words “empty eloquence.” Yet Guinta went on to call for aid for “job creators” as if there were a Santa’s workshop somewhere where elves hammer business tax cuts and rejected regulations into jobs.
The problem is not tax policy or regulations but a lack of demand for what business sells. What the economy needs in order to create jobs are policies that put money in people’s pockets quickly, and spending that puts people back to work by rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and educating the nation’s children.