WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference with Republican leaders today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) highlighted the House’s continuing action on the Republican jobs plan, and took the president to task for recycling the same proposals that have left the economy stuck with the new normal of slow growth, stagnant wages and high unemployment. Following are Boehner’s remarks:
“Under the president’s leadership our economy continues to struggle with slow economic growth, high unemployment, stagnant wages. And frankly, I think we can do much better.
“Instead of working together, the president yesterday threatened to shut down the government and recycled some of his old partisan proposals. His scheme yesterday would actually require small businesses to pay higher tax rates than big companies. Now the only thing that’s new here is that he wants to take some of that revenue and use it for more of his ‘stimulus’ spending.
“Listen, Republicans are acting on economic growth & job creation. This week, we’ll work on a permanent, market-based rate for student loans. It’s very similar to a bill that we moved here in May. I want to congratulate the Senate for finally getting this bill over to us. We’ll pass bills to stop government abuse. And we’re going to continue to work on real tax reform, both on the personal side and the corporate side, not just to help big companies.
“We’re not just over here making noise, the House Republicans are continuing to take action.”