Under the cuts imposed by the Republicans, US competitiveness is being compromised. The American people expect Congress to come together to ensure that America can be competitive with the rest of the world. To be competitive forward looking nations are investing in the green economy because they understand that competitiveness is increasingly about sustainable economic growth and green jobs.
Republicans said no to the President Obama’s balanced approach that pairs an increase in the debt ceiling with responsible steps to reduce America’s long-term deficit. However, despite support from most Americans, Republicans will not accept any form of compromise that might force the very rich and oil companies to pay their fair share.
There is another way to increase revenues and this involves growing the green economy, but again Republicans refuse investments that will contribute to economic growth.
Republicans are opposing efforts to increase revenues, not only by refusing tax increases for the wealthiest 2 percent, but by cutting agencies and programs responsible for environmental programs. These are the types of programs that could help make America competitive in the new green economy.
Each of us must get involved to resist the Republican’s petty partisanship and tell House Speaker John Boehner, that US competitiveness in the green economy must not be compromised.
Call Boehner now at 202-225-0600.
© 2011, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.
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