Idaho’s Congressional Delegation Reacts To Obama’s “Jobs” Speech
Members of Idaho’s congressional delegation are reacting to the president’s job creation speech last night. The 455 billion dollar package is made up of tax cuts and spending plans. It includes funding for teachers and firefighters – and tax cuts to small businesses to encourage employment. The president told a joint session of Congress that politicians needed to act quickly to pass the package. Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson said that the president offers the same solutions that have already proven unsuccessful–more spending and small, temporary steps where fundamental reform is needed. Republican congressman John Boehner, whose support is likely to be crucial, said he plans “merit consideration”. Some Republicans have already dismissed the plan as a crude attempt to boost the president’s flagging popularity in the run-up to next year’s presidential election.