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Meet the New Republican Agenda, Same as the Old Bush Agenda

In a desperate attempt to distract from their admission that the GOP economic strategy is more of the same failed Bush-Republican policies that got us into this mess, Congressional Republicans are telling reporters that they are crafting an agenda that will focus on fiscal responsibility and creating jobs.

Facts are stubborn things–despite news reports of a new agenda, the Congressional Republican agenda is already on the record voting against fiscal responsibility and bills to protect and create American jobs:

STATUTORY PAYGO — to restore 'pay-as-you-go’ (PAYGO) budget discipline — which has been the rule of the House since Democrats took control in 2007 — requiring Congress offset the costs of tax cuts or increases in entitlement spending with savings elsewhere in the budget.
100 PERCENT OF HOUSE REPUBLICANS VOTED NO

SMALL BUSINESS JOBS AND CREDIT ACT — to provide loans to small businesses and access to capital for small business start-ups to help support the economic recovery and create jobs.
98 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS VOTED NO

SMALL BUSINESS JOBS TAX RELIEF ACT — to provide tax incentives to spur investment in small businesses and grant small businesses tax penalty relief.
97 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS VOTED NO

AMERICAN JOBS AND CLOSING TAX LOOPHOLES ACT — to help create or save more than one million American jobs and preventing corporations from shipping jobs overseas and sticking American taxpayers with the bill.
83 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS VOTED NO

HIRE ACT — giving small businesses tax incentives to hire jobless Americans. Between February and May 2010, an estimated 4.5 million new workers were hired making American businesses are already eligible for up to $8.5 billion in tax exemptions and credits under the HIRE Act.
97 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS VOTED NO

SMALL BUSINESS AND INFRASTRUCTURE JOBS ACT — to create jobs with bipartisan provisions to spur investment in local rebuilding projects and a range of bipartisan proposals to help our small businesses grow, hire and continue to fuel our economy — including a provision to Save American Jobs by cracking down on foreign tax haven corporations.
98 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS VOTED NO

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT — historic reform to protect consumers and extend health coverage to 32 million more Americans — creating 4 million small business and health care jobs.
100 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS VOTED NO

AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT — to create and save 3.5 million jobs and give 98 percent of American working families and individuals a tax cut.
100 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS VOTED NO

AMERICA COMPETES REAUTHORIZATION ACT –to create and keep good paying American jobs for the 21st Century by investing in modernizing manufacturing, spurring American innovation through basic R&D and clean energy research, and strengthening math and science education to prepare students for good jobs.
90 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS VOTED NO

HOME STAR — to create an estimated 168,000 American jobs in construction, manufacturing and retail by providing consumers with immediate incentives to renovate their homes to become more energy efficient.
93 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS VOTED NO

AMERICAN CLEAN ENERGY AND SECURITY ACT — to create millions of new jobs that can't be shipped overseas, make America the global innovation leader, and help free us from funding terrorism with our dependence on foreign oil.
95 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS VOTED NO

JOBS FOR MAIN STREET ACT — to boost small business, rebuild highways, and hire and retain teachers, police, and firefighters; paid for by redirecting TARP funds from Wall Street to Main Street.
100 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS VOTED NO

PUTTING 50,000 COPS ON THE BEAT — to authorize $1.8 billion in COPS grants to put an additional 50,000 police officers on the street over the next five years.
45 PERCENT OF REPUBLICANS VOTED NO

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