Speaker's Blog

President’s Budget: No Charity for Charitable Deductions

March 17, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH), in remarks made today on the House of Representatives floor, said that the President's budget "spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much." Just how much does the administration's plan tax and spend?  The President's budget calls for $1.4 trillion in new taxes that will affect every American.  There's a $646 billion "cap and trade" energy tax; a $636 billion tax on income and small businesses; new  taxes on invest Read More

Boehner: President’s Budget Taxes Too Much; GOP Will Offer Better Solutions

March 17, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today delivered remarks on the House floor highlighting Democrats’ taxpayer-funded spending binge and the President’s budget that taxes too much, spends too much and borrows too much. He also spoke about the solutions that House Republicans are offering to help America’s middle-class families and small businesses during this economic crisis. Read More

Boehner Expresses Outrage at Obama Administration’s Handling of AIG Bonuses, Abuse of Taxpayer Funds

March 16, 2009

In a news conference this morning, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) made the following remarks regarding the White House’s claim two weeks ago that it was confident it knew how taxpayer dollars were spent by the insurance giant AIG: Read More

Boehner Outlines Two-Pronged House GOP Response to AIG Revelations

March 16, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on House Republican efforts to recover AIG executive bonuses, increase transparency in bailout funds, and detail for taxpayers the communications between the Administration and AIG regarding its receipt of bailout funds: Read More

Coalition Representing 1.8 Million Job-Creators Slams President's Tax-Raising, Job-Killing Budget

March 16, 2009

The more Americans learn about the President’s budget, the more they understand that it spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much.  Today, the Tax Relief Coalition (TRC) – which represents 1.8 million businesses of all sizes in all 50 states – joined the chorus, writing to every Member of the House and Senate to underscore its “profound disappointment in and unequivocal opposition” to the President’s budget.  The complete letter is available he Read More