Perry attacks Obama jobs plan

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Posted: Sep 12, 2011 10:32 PM
Perry attacks Obama jobs plan

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is attacking President Barack Obama's jobs plan as a second stimulus plan that won't put Americans back to work.

Obama's plan includes some tax cuts, and Perry was asked whether he would oppose them. Perry instead says Obama's plan would raise taxes.

Perry is also comparing the American Jobs Act with the stimulus package passed in 2009. He says that bill created no jobs and says the new package would create "zero jobs."

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said last year that the stimulus increased the number of people employed by between 1.4 million and 3.3 million as of mid-2010. The CBO says the package cut the unemployment rate between 0.7 and 1.8 percentage points.

Perry's comments came as Republicans sparred during Monday night's debate.