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Joint Statement by Illinois House GOP on President Obama’s 19th Pivot Back to Jobs

Learn more about the House GOP’s plan for economic growth and jobs at gop.gov/jobs.
Learn more about the House GOP’s plan for economic growth and jobs at gop.gov/jobs.

WASHINGTON – The following statement was issued today by Illinois House Republicans, including Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13), Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14), Congressman John Shimkus (IL-15), Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) and Congressman Aaron Schock (IL-18), following President Obama’s speech on jobs and the economy at Knox College, Illinois:

 

"Today, President Obama made his 19th pivot back to what has always been most important to Americans, jobs and the economy.  With its 9.2% unemployment rate, full-blown budget crisis and sky-high taxes, our shared home state of Illinois is an example of government making all the wrong economic choices.  However, no amount of presidential pivots and speechmaking will change the fact that too many Illinoisans are out of work. It doesn't have to be this way.

 

“House Republicans have never strayed from our focus on creating jobs and strengthening our economy. We are developing a tax reform package for individuals and businesses that would increase American competiveness in the global economy. We have passed a jobs and skills training package, approved the Keystone XL Pipeline, acted to protect families and individuals from a costly healthcare law and put forth a plan to permanently fix our student loan crisis. These proposals would immediately and demonstrably boost the economy, and set the foundation for long-term growth.  We agree with the president, too many Americans are struggling in today's economy, and we stand ready to work toward real, bipartisan solutions, not listen to another stump speech."



Max Smart July 26, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Wally, Wally, Wally. The only joke here is you and your blind support for monkey boy.
Walter Bruun August 08, 2013 at 06:38 AM
@ Max - I don't support our President - who you paint with your vicious racist remark as "monkey boy" - blindly, there are many issues on which we differ. Again, instead of name calling and blatanly racist remarks, back up your rhetoric with facts. It is a fact that this 113th Congress US House has passed fewer bills than any Congress in modern history, at a time when our country needs all the help it can get. The only issue Congressional Republicans seem to care about is getting re-elected, raising funds and lining up their post-congressional lobbying jobs - oh yeah, and tanking the economy in order to make the President look bad.
Dark Knight August 08, 2013 at 11:20 AM
Max, Max, Max. The only joke here is your small penis and racist innuendos.
unheard August 09, 2013 at 08:52 AM
Walter Bruun, I agree with you. I would love to see Roskam replaced. (Remember a few years ago when Wheaton hired the questionable-to put it kindly-trapper to trap and kill coyotes? (Paid for by our tax money!) Allegedly that decision was made by Roskam, not Mayor Gresk. I also agree that the Republicans want to do nothing unless they get their own way and then have the nerve and stupidity to scream about how little Obama is accomplishing. They are astoundingly selfish and could care less how many people are suffering in the meantime. We need action from them and soon, not me, me, me thinking.
Max Smart August 17, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Dark Knight? Are you related to Carlos Danger?

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