One of the biggest threats to the economy right now is uncertainty — uncertainty over taxes, over regulations, over the future. We need to help provide job creators with the certainty they need to invest, grow and hire new workers.
Today marks day 28 of Speaker Boehner’s cross-country barnstorming tour, and the end of a week that included stops in Georgia, Iowa and Illinois for Mitt Romney and Congressional candidates Lee Anderson, Ben Lange, John Archer, Bobby Schilling and Rodney Davis. Boehner’s tour -- which will conclude in Ohio on November 6th -- is designed to help House members and candidates raise needed resources and get out the vote, as well as drive the GOP’s message on jobs, the economy, and the need for new leadership in the White House.
For example, in Iowa Boehner appeared at fundraisers for Ben Lange and John Archer before stopping by the Coralville GOP Victory Office, where Boehner rallied volunteers and focused on President Obama’s failure to lay out a vision for the economy in the previous night’s debate. And yesterday at fundraiser with Bobby Schilling at a small business in Colona, Illinois, Boehner honed in on the administration’s response to the 9/11 terror attack in Libya, and expressed shock "that the President attempted to mislead the American people about what he knew, and when he knew it.” See below for more:
>> Boehner in Iowa: Where is President Obama’s Vision for the Economy?
According to a report in today’s Washington Post, President Obama is “ready” to “veto legislation to block year-end tax hikes and spending cuts” “unless Republicans bow to his demand” to raise taxes on small business job creators. The president’s position would crush more than 700,000 jobs, according to a study by the independent accounting firm Ernst & Young – which is why House Republicans have already moved to stop the president’s small business tax hike. (Read the E&Y report here)
“Freed from the political and economic constraints that have tied his hands in the past, Obama is ready to play hardball with Republicans, who have so far successfully resisted a deal to tame the debt that includes higher taxes, Obama’s allies say.
“In the days after the November election, the tables will be turned: Taxes are scheduled to rise dramatically in January for people at all income levels....
“House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and other Republican leaders are already complaining about the president’s ‘‘Thelma and Louise’ economic strategy.’ (In the 1991 film, the lead characters drive off a cliff in a 1966 Thunderbird convertible rather than surrender to police.)...
With early voting in North Carolina beginning this Thursday, Speaker Boehner joined Governor Romney and Republicans running for Congress at get-out-the-vote rallies over the weekend in Asheville, Charlotte, and Raleigh. At each stop, Boehner thanked volunteers and focused on the GOP’s plans to cut spending, stop the looming tax hikes on small businesses, expand American energy production, repeal ObamaCare and shut down the jobs-destroying red tape factory in Washington, DC.
In today’s Weekly Republican Address, small businessman and Congressional candidate Markwayne Mullin calls for curbing Obama administration red tape that is “burying” small businesses and dragging on the economy, The Hill reports. CNN reports Mullin’s “spoke about the challenges faced by his plumbing business,” saying “’Right now, I spend more than 40 cents of every dollar the company takes in on complying with regulations.” According to UPI, Mullin said Mitt Romney and House Republicans “get it” and noted the House has passed several measures "to address excessive regulations that impose unnecessary costs and hurt jobs."
Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, small businessman and Congressional candidate Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) discusses the impact that red tape has on his plumbing business, which spends 40 cents of every dollar it takes in on complying with regulations. Mullin, who is running to represent the Second Congressional District in eastern Oklahoma, also touts the House-passed REINS Act as one way to curb excessive regulations and free up small businesses to help grow the economy and bring jobs home.
Speaker of the House John Boehner made the following statement on tonight’s vice-presidential debate:
“Tonight, voters heard two distinct visions for the future of our country. Vice President Biden promised four more years of higher taxes, skyrocketing debt, and painfully high unemployment while Congressman Ryan outlined a plan for a real recovery that will create jobs, provide tax relief for the middle class, and clear the cloud of debt that is dragging on our economy. The choice for Americans in November is a big one, and Paul Ryan detailed a clear vision for a prosperous, thriving economy that fosters private sector job creation and opportunity for all.”
Speaker John Boehner, Governor Mitt Romney, Senator Rob Portman and Governor Mike Huckabee call Rep. Paul Ryan from Asheville, North Carolina, to wish him luck in tonight's Vice-Presidential Debate. Photo by Bryant Avondoglio.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) today announced that Oklahoma small businessman and rancher Markwayne Mullin will deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, October 13.
“Small businesses continue to struggle in this weak economy, and all the taxing, spending and red tape coming from the Obama administration is only making things worse,” Speaker Boehner said. “Markwayne Mullin has run a business and created jobs, and he understands the need to shut down the jobs-destroying red tape factory in Washington, DC. I’m looking forward to hearing Markwayne’s address, and, if elected, I know he’ll be a strong voice in the House for a smaller, more accountable, and less costly government.”
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