GOP Plan Revealed

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 9:48am

House Speaker John Boehner reveals his plan to help spur job growth.

Today it will be much clearer just how far Republican leaders plan to go to support, or block, President Obama's jobs plan.

House Speaker John Boehner will lay out his own plan, and hint at whether there's room for compromise, in a speech in Washington this afternoon.

Today's speech could be key - indicating whether Republicans will work with what's on the table, or whether Washington will once again land in total gridlock.

With 60 house Republicans vulnerable in next year's election, analysts predict Republican Speaker John Boehner could go out on a limb today and back key elements of President Obama's jobs plan, "Hope springs eternal. The President and Congress need to find common ground on how to help our economy," said the House Speaker.

Democrats are creating a sense of urgency about getting 14 million jobless Americans back to work, "These are not statistics or data. They're our neighbors, our friends," said Connecticut Representative John Larson (D).

President Obama told the Hispanic Caucus last night it's a "national emergency."

He promises to explain how he'll pay for the 447 billion dollar plan on Monday.

Meantime, Republicans accuse the government for killing jobs, using a union issue to block two thousand jobs at a Boeing plant in South Carolina, "We're dumbfounded, we're disappointed and we're gonna fight back in South Carolina," proclaimed Senator Lindsey Graham (R) of South Carolina.

And 1,100 more jobs in California, lost when a solar panel manufacturer that got millions in stimulus money, went bankrupt.

Today, the Obama Administration is rushing to guarantee loans for 15 other clean energy companies before that stimulus program ends this month.

Tracie Potts, NBC News

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