DeGette: Time to stop playing games with the economy

As the Dow Jones fell 280 points Wednesday, for a one-day decline of more than 2 percent, Rep. Diana DeGette issued a statement saying that creating jobs is Congress’s most important job right now and that it is time for Republicans to “stop playing games” with America’s economic well being.

Her statement:

“Today’s losses in the financial markets are a disturbing reminder of the fragility of our economic recovery. Sent into a downward spiral by lackluster employment and manufacturing reports, the market reaffirmed what Democrats in Congress have always maintained: the most important issue we face is creating jobs for American families. Today should serve as a reminder to us all of what’s at stake, and should make clear it is time for House Republicans to stop playing political and partisan games with something as important as our economic well-being. We must work together to get our nation’s fiscal house in order, and start helping get Americans back to work. It’s time the House Leadership acknowledges that the responsible first step to doing that is to raise the debt ceiling so we can pay our bills.”

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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