Advertisement
Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 12, 2013

Cardin SOTU Response w/VIDEO: America Must Keep Investing in Job Creation



Cardin SOTU Response w/VIDEO: America Must Keep Investing in Job Creation

 

CARDIN RESPONSE TO STATE OF THE UNION: 

AMERICA NEEDS TO CONTINUE TO INVEST IN JOB CREATION


“Now is not the time to put the brakes on our economy”

 

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address.  Senator Cardin is a member of the Senate Committees on Finance, Small Business, Environment and Public Works, and Foreign Relations. Expanded remarks from Senator Cardin on jobs, the economy, sequestration, federal workers and the need for bipartisanship can be downloaded here (mp4) <http://sdmc-media.senate.gov.s3.amazonaws.com/Cardin/021213_CARDIN_POST_1_WEB_HD.mp4>  or by following the Pathfire directions below.

“America is on the move. Our economy is growing and America’s reputation internationally is strong, but we need more jobs here at home. I agree with President Obama that we must keep moving forward on this path to recovery and create more American jobs. Congress cannot fail the American people by making them victims of reckless inaction. Sequestration will have a devastating impact on our economy and we cannot let it happen. We’ve had 35 straight months of private sector job growth for a total during that time of 6.1 million jobs.  The U.S. economy has added 2.2 million private-sector jobs in the last year alone. Now is not the time to put the brakes on investments that will foster domestic job creation, including infrastructure, small businesses, research, education and job training, even as we work to bring our budget into balance. We need to set partisanship aside, listen to each other, and come together in the best spirit of compromise to bridge our differences for the sake of bringing predictability and stability to the American economy, which will foster job creation and protect middle income families.”