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If Republicans don't like Obama's jobs bill, let them vote it down and then explain it to the American people

I read recently that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor not only declared President Obama's American Jobs Act dead, he refuses to even take a vote on it.

My question: If Mr. Cantor believes the bill doesn't stand a chance of passing, why doesn't he have the House vote on it so its members can publicly declare where they stand?

Actions speak louder than words, and I'd like to see exactly which House Republicans are against this bill.

The American Jobs Act would create jobs and put Americans back to work while helping those who need it most: teachers, veterans, young people and the long-term unemployed. This is something we need.

So if House Republicans are against this, let's see them own it, and explain why.

Sandra Pogue, Chambersburg, Pa.

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