Speaker Boehner followed up his remarks at the Economic Club of Washington, DC with interviews on CNBC and Bloomberg where he discussed the government barriers facing job creators and the Republican plan for removing them. Boehner discussed the need to stop Washington from spending money it doesn’t have; rein in excessive government regulations (highlighting today’s vote in the House to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from impeding job creators); and reform the tax code for families and job creators. Below you’ll find video from each interview and several key excerpts:


  • BOEHNER ON BLOOMBERG RE: CONSIDERING THE PRESIDENT’S PROPOSALS: “Well, as I said, there are some areas where I think we can find common ground, and the Congressional Budget Office right now is looking at the President’s plan. I’m sure that various committees here in Congress will have hearings on various parts of the President’s plan and will make some determinations about what is doable, what isn’t, what makes good economic sense and what is just more stimulus spending.”
  • BOEHNER ON CNBC RE: GOP EFFORTS TO REMOVE BARRIERS TO PRIVATE-SECTOR JOB GROWTH: “We’ve passed dozens of bills to help get our economy moving to help job creators. They’re all sitting over in the United States Senate. Job creators in America are on strike. They’re on strike because they look at the excessive regulations coming out of this administration and they’re scared to death. They don’t know what the rules are going to be.”
  • BOEHNER ON BLOOMBERG RE: STOPPING THE WASHINGTON SPENDING BINGE: “The American people don’t want us to run up the deficit. They don’t want us to raise taxes. They want us to get our spending under control here. And, it is really important that we look at the long-term economic growth and what is needed there, because, when it’s all said and done, that is what’s going to get our economy going again, keep it going, and put the American people back to work.”
  • BOEHNER ON CNBC RE: REINING IN EXCESSIVE GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS: “When you look at our agenda as outlined by our Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, we’ve laid out 10 or 12 bills that will continue to roll back excessive regulations. … We’re going to do everything we can to stop this regulatory onslaught that’s under way. It is hurting our economy and it’s hurting the ability of the American people to find jobs.”
  • BOEHNER ON CNBC RE: THE NEED FOR PRO-GROWTH TAX REFORM FOR FAMILIES & JOB CREATORS: “I think if we’re going to do tax reform, we have to do it all: personal tax reform, we have to do corporate tax reform. Dave Camp, the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, has had an aggressive schedule of hearings all year working on this. There’s a lot of groundwork that can be laid. And I don’t know that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction can do tax reform, but they can help lay the groundwork for real reform of our tax code. … We believe that the target should be about 25 percent, on the corporate side and the personal side. And it’s not just big c-corporations. Regardless of the entity, whether it’s an S-Corp, an LLC, a partnership, all ought to be taxed at the same rate.”
  • BOEHNER ON CNBC RE: STOPPING THE NLRB FROM IMPEDING JOB CREATORS: “Today on the House floor, we passed a regulation prohibiting the National Labor Relations Board from deciding where companies can locate a plant. This stems out of the Boeing decision where Boeing decided to build a plant in South Carolina and the National Labor Relations Board says, ‘no, you have to build it somewhere else.’ Now, I don’t understand this. Companies can go to China and create jobs, but they can’t go to South Carolina and create jobs? What kind of government is this?”

Learn more about the Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators at Jobs.GOP.Gov, and watch Boehner’s remarks on “Liberating America’s Economyhere.