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Opinion: Will Nevada Republicans stand in the way of job creation?

By ThisIsReno


By Phoebe Sweet

LAS VEGAS–As Sen. Harry Reid champions a jobs bill in the Senate, we’re wondering whether Nevada Republicans will once again stand in the way of the work Democrats are doing to improve our economy.

That’s why we’re calling on the crowded field of Republican primary candidates for U.S. Senate to answer these questions:

·         Do you support saving 1 million jobs and investing in our nation’s infrastructure?

·         Do you support a payroll tax cut for business that hire workers who have been out of work for more than 60 days?

·         Do you support a tax credit for businesses that hire new workers and keep them on staff for at least a year?

·         Do you support helping small businesses grow by allowing them to write off investments?

Which of these measures do Republicans oppose? If the answer is “none of them,” then they support Sen. Reid’s bipartisan jobs bill.

“Job-creation measures like these are simply too important to getting bogged by Republicans’ obstructionist tactics,” said Phoebe Sweet, communications director for the Nevada State Democratic Party. “It’s time Republicans tell us exactly which of these measures they don’t support. Is it job-saving infrastructure investments they oppose? Or the tax credits for small business? Unless they’re against saving jobs and helping small business grow, they should come out in support of the first part of his jobs agenda.

“Sen. Reid knows we must act now to create jobs in this country. We can’t put up with the foot-dragging we’ve seen from Congressional Republicans for the last year.”

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