U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) released the following statement in response to the so-called jobs speech that the President delivered during a joint session of Congress this evening:
"I am deeply disappointed that the President took to the podium tonight to deliver yet another campaign speech. It just goes to show that he is not focused on creating permanent jobs for Americans- he's focused on Election Day 2012.
"Instead of proposing nearly a half of a trillion dollars in new stimulus spending, the President should have offered real solutions that don't cost taxpayers more money, but rather allow them to keep more of their hard earned tax dollars.
"I urge President Obama to take a look at my JOBS Act, H.R. 660, which would provide immediate relief to small businesses in Georgia and nationwide by permanently eliminating the capital gains tax and by setting the corporate tax rate at 0%. My bill is a real proposal that you can hang your hat on - unlike the one that President Obama offered tonight."