Loebsack: House GOP Again Trying to Punt on the Economy

Written by on October 9, 2013 in News

Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after the House Republicans voted to create a second so-called Super Committee.

“I opposed the creation of the first so-called ‘Super Committee’ when it was formed in 2011, but was hopeful that this group could come together and find a solution that strengthened our economy and created jobs, while at the same time ending the continued brinksmanship that has plagued Washington,” said Loebsack. “Unfortunately, it did not and has led to one manufactured crisis after another. Given Congress’ recent track record, I have little faith that the result would be any different this time. The only purpose this new group would serve is to once again punt on ending the games that are being played with the economy. There is simply not enough time left on the clock for these continued games. Washington has to take the commonsense, simple steps necessary to end the current manufactured crisis and turn its focus from brinksmanship and political games to growing our economy and creating jobs.”

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