GOP on Obama jobs plan: No tax hikes
September 13th, 2011
12:41 PM ET
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GOP on Obama jobs plan: No tax hikes

Washington (CNNMoney) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor critiqued the Obama jobs plan on Tuesday, pointing out areas lawmakers can agree on as well as areas that House Republicans will oppose - including stimulus spending and tax hikes on the rich.

"We need to work very hard to try to peel off things that we can actually agree on," Cantor said at a summit hosted by the American Action Forum, a right-leaning think tank created by deficit hawk Doug Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director.


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  1. Atlanta Independent

    Cantor need to vote for Obama job bill or he will be unemploye it sad they whether to see the country fall apart to get people back to work.

    September 13, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  2. once upon a horse

    gotta protect those "job creators" that are doing such a great job with all the tax cuts they are already getting. God forbid the GOP do what the American people want them to do in every poll I've seen. If the "job creators" were hiring instead of sitting on trillions of dollars I would agree with the Republican mantra. But they are cuts for the wealthy do not stimulate the economy, the GOP does not have the best interest at heart for the middle class. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to see this but I guess you have some that still fall for it everytime.

    September 13, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  3. Ray E. Georgia

    All you folks that want to pay more Taxes, go ahead. Send a huge check to the Government. I dare you. We need to pay off the National Debt. The President nor the Cnogress owe you a job. You have all the tools to be sucessful, just use them. Why do you need someone else to keep you in chips?

    September 13, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  4. jsmoulder

    $475 billion divided by 1.9 million jobs, costing tax payers $250,000 per job. The government sure is efficient

    September 13, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  5. MTATL67

    Reading between the lines Rep. Cantor is going to try the same BS as before. My GOD with the damage in his own district and he is going pull the same garbage as before. I guess he does not care because he’s going to get a great severance package. What a horrible, horrible Representative. People of Virginia you have got my sympathy.

    September 13, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  6. uFools

    Hey GOP – Then snap your fingers and blink your eyes and, hopefully the GLOBAL economy will be fixed

    September 13, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  7. Angela

    Wow. Still protecting their rich buddies I see and of course their own pockets.

    September 13, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  8. FM

    Eric Cantor should understand that Jobs Plan is not a multiple choice, it is a compulsory act. The situation is very critical that those who are jobless can not stomach any more this kind of a game. They are not thousands, they are millions and millions and the repercussion of doing nothing can be severe than Cantor can think of!

    September 13, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    this nut cantor is trying hard to get fired I think he really want out but has taken so much money from the kock brother and rush limp d!ck that he is afraid to quit. he look like he is scared to death.

    September 13, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Just keep on destroying the country Cantor, you pile of garbage.

    September 13, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  11. NameDanB

    Why is it,I knew thats what the Reps.would say dont tax the wealthy,just the middle class and the poor and then we will agree.

    September 13, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  12. WiredweirdinSF

    I am really starting to think that maybe the Republicans should give in and let Obozo have his way and then pound him with the lack of results. Let him steal more hard earned money to the corrupt and lying unions and his drug addled supporters, like he did with the first failed trillion dollars. We have not even felt the effects of Obozocare yet (and hopefully never will). Here is a a corrupt, incompetent, union toady trying to steal more money for the people who can't pass drug tests. What a Kenya village idiot. The only real job he ever held was putting posters on telephone poles for the SEIU.

    September 13, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |

    The CNN Tea Party Debate let Gov.Perry off the hook. Where is Rick Perry "Jobs Plan" he talks a big game, but yet has tell how he can put people back to work in places like Detroit, MI. CNN let Gov.Perry howl about, get the Government out the way so business run free. That's not a "Jobs Plan". What's Perry plan for the long term for the unemployed? This is the big issue, that know GOP candidate have a plan for.

    September 13, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  14. chrisg510

    If the Repubs do not pass this jobs bill, they will be shooting themselves in the foot AGAIN. (remember the t/repubs saying "let America default on its debts?) They will not be re-elected this next election. Cantor knows this and they better agree to tax hikes and cuts which is what the majority of Americans want.

    September 13, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  15. Raymond Ehlers

    The rich and so-called job creators have had the Bush tax cuts for the past 10 years and are sitting on trillions of dollars and still not creating jobs in the USA. It is time to take some of the money away from them. During Eisenhower's administration anyone making $1 million or more was taxed at 90% and it did not stop the rich from making more money.

    September 13, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  16. Emerson

    American people on Obama Jobs Plan: GOP pass it or pack your bags, because the next time your seat is up for re-election you will be looking for a new job.

    September 13, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
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