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No Excuse to Oppose Infrastructure Jobs

October 31, 2011 8:08 am ET

This week, the Senate is expected to vote on the President's infrastructure jobs plan, which is paid for by scaling back tax giveaways for people who make more than a million dollars a year.


CORE MESSAGE

The choice is clear: jobs rebuilding our roads and bridges OR tax giveaways for millionaires.

Connect: We need to fix the roads, bridges, and airports that keep America's economy running.

Define: The President's plan will put Americans back to work right away rebuilding them -- putting money in the pockets of working Americans and more customers in our stores.

No excuse: These are bipartisan ideas that Republicans in Congress have supported before and admit will create jobs.

Discredit: Choosing millionaire tax giveaways instead may fit the Republican political strategy of keeping the economy from getting better on Obama's watch, but it doesn't put their constituents back to work.

Contrast: They can choose more jobs for their constituents fixing bridges and roads in their own states OR more millionaire tax giveaways that reward their campaign donors.


ATTACKS AND RESPONSES


"The last round of infrastructure spending failed to deliver on jobs as promised."


"Infrastructure spending is a union bailout."

  • Jobs are jobs. Politicians who would keep Americans jobless and our roads crumbling just for political reasons are putting their ideology ahead of what's best for our country.
  • Construction workers should be paid a fair wage for their work and the decent benefits they need to take care of their families. When they join together through unions, they can make sure that happens.

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