Congresswoman Hanabusa's Statement on President Obama's Press Conference

Jun 29, 2011 Issues: Jobs and Economy

Honolulu, HICongresswoman Colleen Hanabusa released this statement following President Obama’s press conference Wednesday morning:

“I support President Obama’s call today for Congressional Republicans to step up, do their jobs, and show real leadership in addressing our nation’s economic concerns. Hawaii’s families continue to feel the sting of our nation’s economic downturn and Congress needs to take action to ease the burden on our working families, from job creation and the payroll tax reduction to addressing our debt ceiling and preserving America’s credit worthiness in the global economy. It is long past time for Republican leaders to end their single minded protection of tax breaks for the super-wealthy and oil companies, and acknowledge that America is a place that values decisive, effective action over political posturing.”