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Highlights from Conf. Call W/ U.S. Rep Gardner (CO-4) & CO GOP Chairman Ryan Call

- December 14, 2011

U.S. Rep Cory Gardner (CO-4)

“Last night, certainly the House majority took a step toward certainty for the middle class, providing passage of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act…

“In keeping with the Republicans continued focus on job creation, the bill that we passed last night includes very sensible bipartisan measures to help the private sector create jobs. I’ve held over 55 town meetings...the focus of every single of them has been job creation and what we can do to get this economy back on track, and a large part of that is making sure that we are continuing to extend the middle class tax holiday and middle class tax relief, as well as making sure that we are providing job opportunities for people throughout and across this country…

“The other thing that the bill does is of course is focus on job creation, the Keystone XL pipeline being a very important component of that…Over the next four years, the jobs impact of the Alberta oil sands, which the Keystone pipeline is a major component, could create 6,000 jobs in Colorado alone. The pipeline would create directly overall 20,000 jobs, just the pipeline itself, indirectly creating 100,000 jobs.

“And this is a measure that has strong and broad bipartisan support…The bill also contains measures to make sure that we are accountable in how we pay for the payroll holiday. Making sure that it does not jeopardize social security, protecting social security because it is our continued effort to make sure that we are strengthening and preserving social security.

“I think it’s very dangerous policy for the President to threaten a veto. The Obama economy has cost thousands of people their jobs. The unemployment rate is far too high for far too long. And this bill takes a step in the right direction making sure that people are left with more of their own money in their own pocket to benefit their families and their businesses, while at the same time making sure that we have job creation opportunities that are supported by both sides of the aisle…”

CO GOP Chairman Ryan Call

“Last night the Republican House with support from our Coloradan Republican delegation extended the payroll tax cut for Coloradans and it’s important to note that the tax cut was extended with bi-partisan support. This bipartisan bill prevents a tax increase on hardworking Coloradans. It protects social security benefits and it extends unemployment insurance for those that have been hit hardest by the failing Obama economy.

“Meanwhile, President Barack Obama is supposed to veto…He is playing for the election and not because he is committed to getting the economy up and running.

“A veto for President Obama would prove that he’ll say or do anything to win an election, no matter the cost and that threat of veto is something that middle class Coloradans in particular should take a look at.

“Coloradans need a president who is focused on protecting their livelihood and their jobs much more than saving his own. All of you that we have talked to over that past couple of months recognize that the 2012 election is set to become a referendum on the economy…

“Coloradans won’t forget how time and again President Barack Obama continues to choose his own reelection over what’s best for turning our economy around and getting folks back to work…this is one more example of this administration saying one thing…they are for job creation saying they are for tax relief for middle Americans and then doing the opposite…”

Click Here To Listen To The Full Audio: http://www.gop.com/audio/12.14.2011_cc_colorado.mp3


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