Speaker Boehner called into the Sean Hannity Show today to discuss efforts by the new House majority to listen to the American people and focus on cutting spending and creating new jobs – underscored by the pledge to repeal the job-destroying, budget-busting health care law. Below are several excerpts from the interview:

BOEHNER ON LISTENING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE & REPEALING OBAMACARE:

“The American people said to us on Election Day that they wanted us to focus on cutting spending and creating jobs, and that’s what repealing this health care law is all about.” [LISTEN]

BOEHNER ON OBAMACARE’S MANY JOB-DESTROYING TAXES:

“If you look at the individual mandate, it’s a tax on every person in America – you either buy health insurance or you pay the tax. With employers, there’s an employer mandate in there – if you don’t provide health insurance, you pay a tax. And then you look at the tax – they may call it a ‘fee increase’ – on medical device manufacturers – you know, every medical device manufacturer has to put a new fee on their products in order to pay for this thing.” [LISTEN]

BOEHNER ON THE UNCERTAINTY FACING JOB CREATORS UNDER OBAMACARE:

“There’s so much uncertainty about what all the rules are, what all the costs are, that employers are scared to death to bring new employees on because they know there’s going to be more costs on the health care side and they can’t judge with the information we have today what exactly that’s going to be.” [LISTEN]

BOEHNER ON CUTTING GOVERNMENT SPENDING, SHORT-TERM & LONG-TERM:

“Well Sean, we’ve been very clear that the Washington Democrats’ spending binge has left us with the most debt in U.S. history and near double-digit unemployment. And if they want us to help pay their bills, we’re going to cut up their credit card. It means cutting spending. It means implementing spending reforms that will keep our government to continue cutting. These details about how we get there and what it’ll look like, I think it’s a little bit early in the process. But it’s pretty clear to me, and it should be pretty clear to the White House, that if we’re going to increase the debt limit in the United States, we’ve got to cut spending, both short term and long term.” [LISTEN]