Democrats and Republicans must come together in the weeks ahead, setting aside partisanship to reach an agreement to fund the government for the rest of 2011. President Obama has been clear that he is eager to find common ground with Republicans that eliminates wasteful spending and fuels economic growth. But the President cannot support the Republicans’ current plan, which is a partisan effort to bulldoze crucial programs – one that would cripple our economy.
President Obama has put forth a plan to out-educate, out-innovate, and out-build the rest of the world. It’s a plan that invests in programs that will accelerate economic growth, but it also takes key steps to getting our fiscal house in order by reducing the deficit by $1 trillion and eliminating wasteful spending.
But the Republican plan does nothing to address our country’s long-term deficit, it would gut critical programs that drive growth, and it would cost America nearly 1 million jobs.
And no state is immune. The Republican plan would cut roughly 75,000 jobs in California, 9,109 students from Head Start in Ohio, $650 per student who receives Pell Grant scholarships in North Carolina, 9,000 community health center jobs in Illinois, and more.
Learn more about Republicans’ plan and the affect those cuts will have on your state: democrats.org/consequencesHQB.