White House Says GOP Candidates Lack Job Growth Plans

Posted: Oct 11, 2011 7:58 AM

Despite Jon Huntsman's economic plan being approved by the Wall Street Journal and Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan gaining steam, the White House is claiming none of the GOP presidential candidates have plans for job growth.

A senior White House adviser says none of the Republicans who want President Barack Obama's job has offered any substantive proposals to lower unemployment.

David Plouffe concedes in an NBC "Today"interview that Obama's poll standings have deteriorated amid high joblessness. But he also says congressional Republicans have failed to cooperate on a program to jump-start the economy. Plouffe argues "there wouldn't be a political issue" if the GOP would support Obama's $447 billion jobs program.

Referring to Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate, Plouffe says "none of the ideas we're going to see" will create jobs in the short term.

He says next year's election will present voters with a choice between Obama's policy of "creating security for the middle class" and the Republican stance for corporations and the wealthy.

All GOP candidates have supported the idea of lowing tax rates for small businesses and corporations, which would immediately jump start hiring and job growth in the economy. Just because GOP candidates don't have a worthless government plan for buying union votes job growth, doesn't mean job growth plans aren't available. Obama's latests "jobs plan" is nothing more than an expensive second stimulus package aimed at pleasing his union buddies and promoting government dependence, which is why it failed/was altered in the democrat controlled Senate and lacks a single democrat co-sponsor in the House of Representatives. 

Congressional Democrats aren't cooperating.  Numerous vulnerable Democrats have balked at the plan, forcing Senate Democratic leadership to concede that they don't have the votes within their own caucus to pass the bill.  Even better, the White House's top legislative priority has exactly zero co-sponsors in the House of Representatives.  Obama can carp about Eric Cantor all he wants, but the fact of the matter is that Cantor's Democratic counterpart, Steny Hoyer, hasn't bothered to co-sponsor the bill Cantor's crew is supposedly blocking.  Cantor, incidentally, hasn't ruled out broad Republican support for certain elements of the president's plan.

Meanwhile, President Obama will deliver another speech today pushing his "jobs" plan. It will take place at 1:50 pm EST.