No Jobs in Budget Deal
by Tula Connell
Aug 2, 2011
Where are the jobs? Not in the budget agreement reached over the weekend and passed 269-161 last night by the House. The budget deal, which the Senate passed moments ago, is bad for our country and especially bad for working people. It undermines the nation’s ability to solve the real crisis—America’s jobs crisis.
The deal hurts working families by:
- Not making the smart public investments we desperately need to restore America’s place in the world.
- Cutting programs that are helping working families keep a toehold on the ladder to the middle class while refusing to hold hedge fund managers and other millionaires and billionaires responsible for paying their fair share.
- Virtually ensuring that Congress will spend another four months focused on budget-cutting instead of jobs and investment in the future. This means the fight to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid has just begun.