Uncertainty about the future is to blame for the country’s economic woes, and Republicans have the magic bullet to turn things around, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore told CNBC on Friday.
“It’s because there is a lack of confidence in the future. People out there that want to invest money are sure the taxes will be increased. That’s the only litany we have heard out of the Democrats for the last four years,” he said on “The Kudlow Report.” “If you reduce investment, you reduce employment. instead of getting the appropriate growth — and it ought to be 4 percent — we are lagging at 2 percent or less.
“We Republicans think we have some programs that can be put into place that can turn this around. We don’t think Americans ought to wait any longer.”
Gilmore did not get into specifics of what those programs were, but he did blame “excessive spending.”
“If you don’t have the revenue coming in, and you’re not going to put policies in place to bring new revenue in, you’ve got to control spending,” he said. “hey’ve been doing business as usual. It’s the same old, same old. That’s why it’s time for a change.”
WATCH the entire interview with former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore.
More from 'The Kudlow Report':
- Paul Ryan Is a Pro-Growth Supply-Sider
- Republicans Eye U.S. Return to Gold Standard
- Paul Ryan: We’ll Telegraph to the Markets
- Sen. Hutchinson Urges Akin to Drop Senate Bid
- Is Bernanke ‘More Popular Than Justin Bieber’?
"The Kudlow Report" airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET.
"Another target for watering down is the amount of money the reform bill would require firms to pay upfront as part of a bailout fund for too-big-to-fail firms that might need financial help."
Questions? Comments, send your emails to: email@example.com