|This week, the House will vote on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) FY 2012 budget: The Path to Prosperity. In USA Today, Speaker Boehner says The Path to Prosperity “is a powerful blueprint for economic growth and fiscal responsibility that will help our economy get back to creating jobs, stop Washington from spending money we don’t have, and lift the crushing burden of debt that threatens our children and grandchildren.” And in the Weekly Republican Address, Chairman Ryan explains how “this budget is a jobs budget.” Click here to watch the address and learn more below:
Republicans Outline Path to Prosperity: Creating jobs, Stopping Washington from Spending Money It Doesn’t Have, & Lifting the Crushing Burden of Debt
- The GOP budget outlined by Chairman Ryan would cut $6.2 trillion in government spending over the next decade, prevent job-crushing tax hikes, and help create nearly 1 million new private sector jobs next year alone. Learn more here.
- WATCH: video from the House Budget Committee on the Path to Prosperity. And be sure to check out Budget.House.Gov for more.
- Speaker Boehner says Republicans are moving “our fight from saving billions of dollars to saving trillions of dollars” with The Path to Prosperity.
- Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles – co-chairmen of President Obama’s deficit commission – say the GOP budget “is a serious, honest, straightforward approach to addressing our nation’s enormous fiscal challenges.”
- The White House immediately attacked the Path to Prosperity, despite the fact that the president’s budget was widely panned for spending too much, taxing too much, and borrowing too much. Simpson and Bowles said the President’s budget “goes nowhere close” to addressing America’s fiscal challenges.
American Energy Initiative Aims to Expand Energy Production, Stop Job-Crushing Policies That Drive Up the Cost of Energy
- The House approved the Energy Tax Prevention Act, Pledge to America legislation designed to stop the EPA from imposing a backdoor, job-crushing “cap and trade” energy tax.
- A Louisiana State University professor provided a by-the-numbers look at the positive impact increasing American energy production will have on jobs and economic growth.
Cutting Spending & Removing Barriers to Private Sector Job Growth
- Click here to review some of the facts about the bipartisan agreement reached last week on the largest spending cut in history. These cuts will result in hundreds of billions of dollars in savings for taxpayers over the next ten years – “real money,” as the Wall Street Journal argued.
- In his op-ed for USA Today, Speaker Boehner says the spending cut agreement “is far from perfect, and we need to do much more if we’re serious about creating new jobs, fixing our spending-driven debt crisis, and ending the uncertainty that continues to plague our economy.”
- The House passed legislation by Rep. Allen West (R-FL) that will save taxpayers $180 million over five years by reducing wasteful Defense Department printing and reproduction costs.
- The House also voted to block the FCC from imposing a job-crushing government takeover of the Internet – another example of Republicans working to rein in excessive regulations that create uncertainty for job creators and – in this case – threaten Internet freedom.
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– Speaker Boehner’s Press Office