In 2009, Congressman Martin Heinrich joined President Obama in passing a $825 billion “stimulus” that failed to create the promised jobs. In 2010, Heinrich joined President Obama in passing a $2.5 trillion government health care bill that mandates every American to buy a health care plan. Two weeks ago President Obama proposed yet another $400 billion in new “stimulus” spending and again Heinrich was there supporting the President’s failed economic agenda.
- MARTIN HEINRICH: “New Mexicans want bold and immediate action to turn our economy around and put people back to work. My constituents can’t afford to wait any longer and I won’t stop working until every New Mexican who wants a job can get one. The President’s intentions are solid and I agree with his urgency for action.” (Martin Heinrich, Heinrich Statement on President Obama’s Joint Session Address, Press Release, 09/08/11)
And today, President Obama proposed the largest tax hike in U.S. history –a $1.5 trillion tax increase on investors and small businesses that he says is needed to pay for their reckless spending agenda which has driven the federal debt past $14.6 trillion.
“Under the Obama-Heinrich economic record, America has lost 2.4 million jobs, the federal debt has skyrocketed past $14.6 trillion, government spending has grown to record levels, and the response from Obama and Heinrich is to pass a record tax increase on the backs of New Mexico small businesses,” National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Jahan Wilcox said today. “It’s painfully clear that President Obama and Congressman Heinrich simply don’t get it, but just like how New Mexicans sent this dynamic pair to Washington in 2009, next year they will replace them with pro-growth individuals committed to creating jobs.”
MUST WATCH FLASHBACK
Barack Obama In 2009:
“You Don’t Raise Taxes In A Recession”