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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Republican Economic Plan Revealed

by folkbum

If you like what's happening now, you're going to love life under Republican control:
In a meeting with several reporters this afternoon, House Minority Leader John Boehner outlined the top three measures he'd pursue if he becomes Speaker of the House next Congress to create new jobs. But, those who thought he'd outline specific programs and how they would create jobs were disappointed with a familiar litany of wish-list items: repeal health care reform, eschew climate legislation, and renew the Bush tax cuts.

In other words, repeal a program that largely hasn't yet taken effect; prevent new legislation that is also not in effect; and keep a current tax structure in place.
Memo to Boehner: The status quo isn't working. You might want to try something different.

Related: Republicans explicitly eschew something different. And almost unanimously vote today against extending unemployment benefits which, as we all know, is a far better demand stimulus than, say, not.

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