House Republican Leader John Boehner today responed to President Obama's Pittsburgh speech on the Economy. Here is an excerpt of those remarks:
It’s clear from his harsh partisan rhetoric today that President Obama has run out of excuses for his broken promises on the economy. Instead of creating the jobs and prosperity he promised, President Obama’s ‘new foundation’ consists of more spending, more debt, more job-killing policies, and more permanent bailouts, which is really no foundation at all. The President promised his ‘stimulus’ plan would keep unemployment below eight percent and create jobs ‘immediately,’ yet the unemployment rate remains unacceptably high at 9.9 percent, millions Americans have lost their jobs since the ‘stimulus’ was enacted, and one out of 10 remain out of work.
If the President is truly serious about helping small businesses create jobs, we should focus on reining in wasteful Washington spending instead of sinking more taxpayer dollars into ‘stimulus’ programs that have failed to live up to the Administration’s own promises. And if the President is truly serious about helping our economy and saving our kids and grandkids from even more unconscionable debt, he should call on House and Senate Democrats to offer a budget that cuts spending right now to help create jobs.