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Thursday, 08 September 2011 22:28
Louisiana Sen. Landrieu, Vitter Respond To Obama’s Jobs Speech To Congress
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LandrieuAs expected, Louisiana’s Republican and Democratic U.S. Senators don’t exactly see eye-to-eye once again relating to President Barack Obama, although there appears to be some agreement as it relates to energy production.

Republican David Vitter, who made national news recently by announcing that he was planning to skip Obama’s speech in favor of watching the Saints play the Green Bay Packers tonight, made a two paragraph statement denouncing Obama’s speech to Congress. 
 

Vitter, who won re-election last year largely based upon his repeated constant criticism of the Democratic President made these following comments:.  

Vitter

 “I'm disappointed with the president's general approach – doling out almost half a trillion dollars in new stimulus spending.  If that were an effective solution, he wouldn't have had to give this speech.

“I favor a fundamentally different approach with pro-growth policies like tax reform, regulatory relief and domestic energy production.  That would grow jobs and not cost the taxpayer a cent – in fact, it would produce new revenue and lower our debt,” Vitter said.

Democrat Mary L. Landrieu issued this statement:

Landrieu

“It is good that the president is refocusing the Congress’ attention on the most important issue facing America today – economic growth and job creation. The president’s plan is a solid foundation for Congress to build on. It strategically combines tax incentives for small businesses with targeted investments in American workers, the education of our children and improving our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. That said, I would have liked to have seen a greater emphasis on domestic energy production and a special focus on water and flood protection for the nation.

"As we’ve seen in Louisiana in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, investments in infrastructure are critical – both to prevent catastrophic damage in the first place, and as an important recovery and job creation tool after a disaster has occurred.

“The infrastructure bank proposed by the president has a lot of promise, and a related bill pending in the Senate is a good start. With an infrastructure bank, we can leverage public and private dollars to put Americans to work on improving our roads, bridges, flood protection systems and other vital infrastructure all across the country.

“While I applaud the president’s proposal to provide a tax credit for small businesses who hire new workers, I am disappointed that he did not address other measures that support the development and growth of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Our small businesses have created 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years. They must be a core part of our strategy if we’re going to make a full economic recovery. In particular, we must reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research program. Since it began, the program has awarded more than $28 million to some 88,000 small, high technology firms – spurring innovation and creating jobs. We must also increase small business access to federal contracting. Last year, the federal government spent half a trillion dollars on federal contracting and only $100 billion went to small businesses. That has to change.

“Finally, it is discouraging that the president said nothing about the key role domestic drilling – both on- and off-shore – will play in our economic recovery. Recent, tremendous finds of natural gas in Louisiana and across the country make domestic drilling a no-brainer in terms of creating jobs at home and promoting the safe development of our natural resources. Drilling domestically for oil and natural gas will put Americans to work developing American resources, and creating American jobs. 

 “I applaud the President for renewing and restarting this important conversation. It is my hope that my Republican colleagues in Congress will come to the table, stay at the table and work in a bipartisan fashion to shape this legislation, which can be a reflection of the many different interests across the country.”  

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