Job Creation Resolution Submitted by Democratic Party
by Staff ◊ Sep 03, 2011
The Hamden Democratic Town Committee, at its August 15 monthly meeting, unanimously passed a resolution calling on Connecticut’s two senators and Third District Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro to “make job creation their first legislative priority.”
The resolution was offered by Town Committee member Andrew Wormser, and provoked considerable discussion and debate among the members. The final resolution is being sent to Senators Joseph Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal, and Congresswoman DeLauro, in the hopes that Connecticut’s delegation will help redirect the debate in Washington, away from debt reduction and towards job development.
The full text of the resolution is as follows:
WHEREAS the United States economy is growing slowly if at all and
WHEREAS the unemployment rate remains above 9% for the third consecutive year and
WHEREAS the debate over raising the debt ceiling resulted only in cuts to federal spending with no provisions for fiscal stimulus
Be it therefore RESOLVED that the Hamden Democratic Town Committee urges Hamden’s representatives in Congress namely Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Joseph Lieberman, and Representative Rosa DeLauro to make job creation their first legislative priority, and fairly restructure U.S. tax codes to increase revenue as suggested by Warren Buffet, and that they subordinate deficit reduction and the prevention of inflation to this goal.