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ICYMI: Highlights from Call With Chairman Priebus & Rep. Heck on Obama’s Western Campaign Swing

- October 24, 2011

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus:

“It’s another day in the campaign life of President Obama, and he’s bringing his re-election tour to Nevada, ground zero for the damaging effects of his failed economic policies…The Campaigner-In-Chief’s trip to Las Vegas is to solicit campaign funds from the same city…where he warned Americans not to ‘blow a bunch of cash.’

“Obama’s so-called jobs bill is nothing but a rehash of the same failed policies that he tried to…shove down the throats of Americans back a year and a half ago, and he’s trying it again.

“Barack Obama is all about campaigning all the time. And since it appears that this trip is primarily…a Western fundraising swing, which, by the way, the taxpayers are going to end up paying for, it’s clear that the president is more concerned about saving his own job than the 13.4%...unemployed in Nevada.

“I think it’s worth noting that this president has an absolute love affair with the sound of his own voice, but, unfortunately for Americans, he’s not in love with following through on his promises. He made some specific promises over the years… First, that he’d cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term, and what did he do? He introduced the biggest structural deficit in the history of America. Number two, he said he’d get the debt under control, and…we’re about to bury our kids and grandkids in an avalanche of debt…

“Next year’s election is going to hinge on the economy, and people in Nevada are going to ask themselves a question as to whether or not they are better off today than they were 3 or 4 years ago based on the efforts of this president. And I think the answer to that question has been clearly no.”

Congressman Joe Heck:

“Chairman Priebus hit the nail on the head. Nevada needs leaders committed to job creating policies not one whose central job policy is saving his own.

“My colleagues and I in Washington are following through on our promise to work on creating an environment that facilitates job creation. Republicans in the House of Representatives have passed over a dozen jobs bills but only two have been signed into law. Now, we are trying to get those ‘forgotten fifteen’ bills that are just languishing in the Senate brought to the floor for a vote.

“Struggling families and businesses across Nevada know that private sector job growth is the key to turning around our economy not another round of stimulus. Contrary to some people’s thinking, private sector jobs aren’t doing just fine. Americans want both parties to work together to solve our country’s problems and that’s exactly what we should do.

“Despite the differences between the parties, there are many ideas that both sides already agree on, and we should start by turning those into law. As an example, my ‘Welcoming Business Travelers and Tourists to America Act’ will create as many as 1.3 million jobs and generate 859 billion dollars in the U.S. economy, at zero cost to the U.S. taxpayer. It also has broad bipartisan support beyond the twenty co-sponsors. After all, how often do you see the Huffington Post agree with the Heritage Foundation that a bill is a smart way to create jobs in America? So, it’s time for Washington to prove that it is listening, and it is time for Washington to provide some substance and not just pretense.”

Click Here To Listen To The Full Audio: http://www.gop.com/audio/10.24.2011_nevada.mp3


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