Here are key excerpts from Speaker John Boehner’s interview this morning on ABC News This Week with George Stephanopoulos...
What do you do when your economy is weak, you’ve broken key promises of your health care law (which your own supporters call a “disaster”), the debt has grown by $6 trillion (and climbing) on your watch, and 61 percent of the country disagrees with your demand for a “clean” debt limit hike?
By a 2-to-1 margin, a broad majority of Americans “disagree with President Barack Obama’s contention that Congress should raise the U.S. debt limit without conditions”...
After adding more than $6 trillion to the national debt, the president now says he won’t work in a bipartisan way to address our spending problem and strengthen our economy...
The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act (H.R. 3102) roots out waste, fraud, and abuse, encourages able bodied adults to find work, and saves taxpayers more than $39 billion.
"CBO’s latest report serves as yet another warning that Washington must act now to rein in our massive deficits and debt, which are hurting our economy, costing jobs, and jeopardizing the American Dream for our kids and grandkids."
If the president is serious about working together to grow our economy and expand opportunity, here are some constructive suggestions on how he could better phrase his claims next time (helpful links included).
During the meeting, the Speaker presented Secretary Lew with a historical list showing that for decades, the White House and Congress have used the debt limit to find bipartisan solutions on the deficit and debt.
Delaying ObamaCare’s individual mandate for all Americans isn’t just the fair thing to do – it will also save a boatload of money for taxpayers struggling in this economy.
"Coupling efforts to reduce America's debt and deficit with increases in the debt limit is a common-sense policy that was used under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton — and President Obama."