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Republican Crapo Terms Obama Jobs Plan Discouraging, Too Costly

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo called President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs proposal discouraging, saying the administration is relying on unaffordable spending initiatives rather than the more fundamental policy changes needed to battle unemployment.

Crapo said that while he supports Obama’s push to expand a payroll tax break set to expire at year’s end, the president’s other proposals such as providing more aid to state governments will only make it harder for Congress’s recently created supercommittee to reduce the federal deficit. He also said he doesn’t think added the administration takes seriously the issue of overhauling government regulations.