Weekly Republican Address: Speaker Boehner on Helping Our Economy Grow
November 10, 2012
Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) highlights his call for bipartisan action on a plan to avert the fiscal cliff and help our economy grow and create jobs, which is critical to solving our debt. A former small business owner, Boehner notes that a Senate-passed proposal to go off part of the fiscal cliff by raising the top two tax rates would, according to independent accounting firm Ernst & Young, destroy more than 700,000 American jobs. "Instead of raising tax rates on the American people and accepting the damage it will do to our economy," Boehner says, "let's start to actually solve the problem" and make 2013 the "year to begin to solve our debt through tax reform and entitlement reform." Boehner also thanks America's veterans and their families for their service as the nation prepares to mark Veterans Day.