Economic Growth & Fiscal Responsibility

The Great Recession may be over, but millions of Americans are still struggling to make ends meet. Nita supports a comprehensive strategy for job creation, economic growth and fiscal responsibility. She has stood against irresponsible legislation that would wipe out millions of jobs and stall the national recovery.

Job Creation:  Nita has fought successfully for tax credits that help small businesses expand and bring on new workers. 

Tax Relief:  Nita backed legislation that provided a tax cut to 95% of American workers.   She would permanently exempt 99.8% of estates from any federal tax obligation.  And Nita voted to cut taxes for small businesses to help entrepreneurs succeed and bring on new employees.

Fiscal Responsibility: Nita voted for the largest annual federal spending cut in history, and she strongly supports pay-as-you-go budget rules to restore fiscal sanity in Washington and reduce the federal budget deficit, including reform of “earmarks.”  But Nita opposes the Republican budget blueprint that would eviscerate Medicare, eliminate critical support for education and the environment, and provide huge tax breaks to Big Oil and companies that ship jobs overseas.  

Innovation:  Nita understands that innovation is the key to American competitiveness and long-term growth.  That’s why she has supported targeted investments in clean energy, transportation and technology.  And that’s why she is fighting against dangerous Republican proposals to defund vital infrastructure.

Responsible Entitlement Reform:  Nita is determined to extend the promise of Social Security and Medicare to future generations, by placing these essential programs on a stable, long-term financial footing through common sense reform, while honoring our commitment to today’s seniors.  She stands against reckless, unbalanced cuts that would harm our seniors, and imperil the health and security of today’s youngsters and workers.