President Obama “Has No Idea What it Takes to Build or Run a Small Business”
“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that,” said President Obama at a campaign rally this weekend. “Somebody else made that happen.” Well, today the president is in Cincinnati, Ohio – and Speaker John Boehner, a former small business owner from Cincinnati, is responding. In a weekly column being released in Boehner’s Congressional district, the Speaker says the president made this remarkable claim because “he has no idea what it takes to build or run a small business … and it shows”:
“At a recent campaign rally, President Obama said, ‘If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’ He said that because he has no idea what it takes to build or run a small business. He doesn’t understand the risks entrepreneurs take, or the difficulty of meeting a payroll and hiring new workers when the government is standing in the way. And it shows.
“Under President Obama, our national unemployment rate has been above eight percent for more than three years. Prices are higher for everything from gasoline to groceries to health care. The president even gutted the common-sense work requirements at the core of President Clinton’s historic, bipartisan welfare reforms – a clear admission that his economic policies have failed.”
Boehner pointed out that he’s run a small business and knows “the headaches and obstacles facing job creators.” And he’s reminded every day by job creators that “Washington isn’t helping.”
“That’s why the House of Representatives is going to continue focusing on stopping government policies that are hurting small businesses,” says Boehner. This month alone, the House…
- …will vote to curtail excessive government regulations that raise the cost of doing business and threaten jobs.
- …will vote to stop all of the tax hikes scheduled to hit families and small businesses on January 1, 2013, and will lay the groundwork for a fairer, simpler tax code that helps keep jobs here in America – and may bring jobs that have gone overseas “back home.”
- … already voted to fully repeal the president’s health care law, which is driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers.
- … continues to wait for Senate Democrats to vote on more than 30 House-passed jobs bills that would expand energy production, stop the Washington spending binge, and more.
The House will also vote this week to require the administration to outline its plan for implementing defense cuts that Obama officials say will “hollow out” our armed forces. Republicans already passed a plan to replace these cuts with common-sense spending cuts and reforms that protect our troops and their families, but neither the president nor Senate Democrats have offered a plan of their own.
With President Obama and Senate Democrats at odds with small business job creators (and the president’s own jobs council), Speaker Boehner says the House won’t “stop doing what’s right and passing legislation that removes the barriers holding back economic growth and job creation…” See more at jobs.GOP.gov.