Where are the jobs? It's the question Americans are still asking more than 20 months after President Obama signed the "stimulus" amid promises it would create jobs "immediately" and keep unemployment below 8%. Instead, millions more have lost their jobs, and unemployment has topped 9.5% for 14 months in a row, the longest such stretch since the Great Depression.
Now, after adding more than $3 trillion to our national debt — often in the name of job creation that has failed to materialize, President Obama and Democrats in Washington want to raise taxes on families and small businesses. Between burdensome mandates, permanent bailouts and government takeovers, hasn't Washington already done enough to make it harder for employers and entrepreneurs to create jobs?
Americans are speaking out and demanding a new way forward in Washington. Republicans have listened and outlined a new governing agenda in the form of a Pledge to America focused on creating jobs, cutting spending and changing the way Washington does business.