The American Jobs Act would create jobs and help get the economy moving right now.
It based on the basic American values that responsibility is rewarded, hard work pays, and everyone — from Wall Street to Main Street — should play by the same rules.
The Jobs Act is fully paid for under President Obama’s deficit-reduction plan. As soon as Congress passes it, businesses will be able to hire more workers and middle-class families will be able to keep more of what they earn.
Although it includes measures that both Democrats and Republicans have long supported, House Republicans are refusing to consider it.
In fact, House Republican majority leader Eric Cantor is saying he won’t even let the jobs bill come up for a vote in the House of Representatives.
There is no excuse for Congress not to pass it right away.