Republicans in Congress have been pushing for bipartisan legislation to extend the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits and spur job creation. Unfortunately, the president has declined to work with Republicans and is opposing job-creating measures like the Keystone Pipeline - a shovel-ready project that would create 20000 jobs right away with the potential for tens of thousands of additional jobs later on. It's time for the president to stop talking about jobs and start working with Republicans to actually create them.
Senator Chuck Grassley today made the case for the Senate to pass an amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced budget. Grassley said the dire fiscal situation facing the country makes it necessary to take the steps proposed in S.J. Res. 10.