A series of recent articles have highlighted House Republican Leader John Boehner’s (R-OH) plan for economic growth, new jobs, and rapid recovery. Congressional Quarterly called the plan “part of a pre-election GOP push to turn voters against Democratic plans to push through billions of dollars in new spending,” and described its central planks:
“According to a draft of the GOP plan, Boehner would double the size of the child tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000 per child, reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent, suspend the capital gains tax on equities purchased over the next two years and allow all U.S. businesses to expense newly acquired business property. It would amend existing law so that expanded offshore oil and gas drilling can begin ‘in months, not years.'”
Newt likes it: “Boehner’s ‘rapid recovery’ initiative was warmly embraced by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich… Both Boehner and Gingrich cited recent poll results from veteran GOP campaign strategist David Winston, whose monthly New Models survey found last week that 71 percent of respondents believed that small-business tax cuts would create jobs, and 25 percent disagreed. On another question, 86 percent said that economic growth and jobs should be the focus of government economic policy, and only 9 percent favored ‘redistribution of wealth.'”
And Boehner says please take it John: “House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) has proposed a rapid economic recovery program that should be the centerpiece of the campaign going forward. Instead of marrying new deficit spending with liberal special interests like the Reid-Pelosi-Obama plan does, the Boehner plan marries sound economics with the small government, free market values of the American people.”
Come on John, hook yourself up Boehner’s plan and the house GOP ! They are the only ones the people have any faith left in.