Where is Barber's Sense of Urgency Over 3.4 Million Jobs that Hang in Limbo?
WASHINGTON --- Arizona voters have made themselves clear: they want Ron Barber to restore economic confidence and end uncertainty that is hurting job creation. With devastating defense cuts and tax hikes on small businesses weighing down economic recovery, the question now is - why isn’t Ron Barber listening?
"It’s decision time for Ron Barber – will he continue to champion Obama’s tax hike plan that hurts Arizona families and threatens to push the economy over a cliff?” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay."Arizonans are done with Barber's unfulfilled campaign promises. They want Barber to take small business tax hikes off the table and stop risking our national security for the sake of politics.”
Over 3.4 million jobs nationally, including roughly 85,200 in Arizona alone, could be lost over the next decade from devastating automatic budget cuts unless Barber acts. (“Defense Spending Cuts: The Impact on Economic Activity and Jobs,” National Association of Manufacturers, Accessed 7/19/2012)
A new poll shows that Americans have lost confidence in Obama’s ability to fix the economy:
"But with job growth tailing off since spring and the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, wondering aloud whether the labor market is"stuck in the mud,” the poll showed a significant shift in opinion about Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy ...” (Jim Rutenberg & Marjorie Connelly,"Economic Fears Hurting Obama, Poll Indicates,” New York Times, 7/18/2012)
It’s no wonder because instead of figuring out a way to avoid enacting devastating defense cuts and meeting with job creators to find ways to get Americans back to work, President Obama has been too busy campaigning on his failed agenda:
"’There’s no specific reason, except the president has obviously got a lot on his plate...,’ Carney said...” (Josh Gerstein,"White House: Obama's plate too full for Jobs Council,” Politico, 7/18/2012)
This is the same failed agenda that Nancy Pelosi promised House Democrats will protect as long as Obama is in office:
"‘I would just assume that Democrats would win and we would stop the obstruction of the president’s agenda. I think it’s fair to say that most people don’t have the faintest idea about leadership races in the Congress,’ [said Pelosi].” (“Pelosi: Dems Should Skip Convention to Campaign,” Newsmax, 7/18/2012)
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