The RSC introduced the Economic Recovery and Middle-Class Relief Act of 2009 as an alternative to the Democrats' big-spending stimulus plan. While the Democrats' plan simply prescribes more government spending during a time of record-breaking budget deficits, the RSC bill is a pro-growth alternative that unleashes the potential of American businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs.
With financial markets tumbling worldwide and unemployment climbing, some form of economic relief is necessary. But spending federal money that we don't have is simply irresponsible. The RSC plan provides incentive-based relief to individuals and job creators in order to reduce the burden that the government places on both employers and employees.
The road to economic recovery is not easy, but it must begin with responsible solutions that will invigorate the private sector, not another big-government handout.