House GOP Leader: “Our proposals are rooted in the belief that fast-acting tax relief, rather than slow-moving and wasteful government spending, is the most effective way to create jobs and put our economy back on track.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on the economic proposals House Republicans presented to President Obama during a White House meeting this morning:
“We had a productive meeting with the President this morning and, as he requested earlier this month, presented him with a series of proposals to get our economy moving again. Our proposals are rooted in the belief that fast-acting tax relief, rather than slow-moving and wasteful government spending, is the most effective way to create jobs and put our economy back on track. They provide relief to those who need it most: middle-class families, job seekers, small businesses owners, the self-employed, and homebuyers.
“Rather than spending too much, too late as the congressional Democrats’ proposal does, our proposals let the American people keep more of what they earn to spur investment, encourage savings, and create more private-sector jobs. I thank our Republican Whip, Eric Cantor, for leading the Working Group that developed these proposals, and hope the President and congressional Democrats consider our ideas to get more money back into the economy as quickly as possible.”
NOTE: The House Republicans’ economic recovery proposals – which are detailed in full here – include: