Americans Are Sick of Asking, “Where Are the Jobs?”

WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) called on President Obama to work together on areas of common ground outlined in a letter Republican leaders sent to the White House nearly two weeks ago.  Following are Boehner’s remarks: 

“On Friday, we got another disappointing jobs report.  And you know, I think the American people are tired of being disappointed.   They’re tired of settling for this new normal under the Obama economy.  And frankly, they’re tired of asking the question, ‘Where are the jobs?’

“That’s why we need to be working together with the president to expand our economy, expand the opportunities for our fellow citizens.  It’s why we sent the president a letter two weeks ago outlining areas that he talked about in his State of the Union Address – bills that we’ve already passed – that are sitting over in the Senate.  Places where we can work together, whether it’s skills training, whether it’s kids research – other issues – there are places where we can work together.  And so, we’ve received no response from the president.  Nothing. 

“Listen, if the president won’t work with us on these simple issues, who would ever expect that he would be able to work with us on the more complex issues that we face?”


Tags: Economy, Jobs