Tags: Debt | deal | Democrats | jobs

Debt Deal May Thwart Democrats' Job Proposals

Monday, 08 Aug 2011 02:25 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Democrats seek a jobs program that would focus on infrastructure spending in areas such as airports, highways, and broadband networks. But the new debt-ceiling law that many Democrats supported may well put the kibosh on such ideas by limiting discretionary spending, The Hill reports.

In a less-than-rousing defense of the law, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said much of its spending cuts are pushed back beyond 2013, leaving some room for spending to create jobs.

But she acknowledged that Democrats gave in to Republican demands for spending cuts rather than tax increases. Democrats should have worked harder "to cut some of those cuts," Pelosi said. "We should've had more influence."

California Rep. George Miller, head of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, blamed the tea party for the possible torpedoing of Democratic job plans.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mississippi Supreme Court Rejects McDaniel Primary Challenge

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 12:09 PM

Mississippi Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel lost his attempt to revisit a losing primary challenge against U.S. Senat . . .

Dems Enlist Latinas for Top of Ballot

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 12:04 PM

After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support  . . .

Roberts Scarcely Mentions Long AG Record in Kansas

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 09:45 AM

One would hardly know from Republican Sen. Pat Roberts' campaign speech that he is revered as a champion of Kansas' all- . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved