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.

Weekly Address Highlights: Ann Wagner Highlights GOP Solutions to Get Government Out of the Way & Bring Jobs Home

Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, Congressional candidate Ann Wagner of Missouri “promoted Mitt Romney for president, called for changing the U.S. tax code, which she called a ‘72,000-page monstrosity,’ and urged the repeal of Obama's health care law” to help create a better environment for jobs, the Associated Press reports.  Stressing that America can do better, Wagner said "’This election is not about President Obama the person, it's about his failed presidency and failed leadership,’” according to CNN

Below, you can find additional coverage of the Weekly Republican Address, which is now available for readinglisteningwatching, and downloading:

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Weekly Republican Address: Ann Wagner (MO) on Getting Government Out of the Way of Small Business Job Creators

Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, first-time candidate for Congress Ann Wagner talks about growing up working at her family’s small retail carpet business and how that experience defines her outlook on the economy, and the need for a smaller, less costly government.  Wagner, who is seeking to represent the people of Missouri’s Second Congressional District, also says we can begin to turn the economy around by repealing ObamaCare, expanding American energy development, and reforming the tax code to lower rates, close loopholes and help bring jobs home.


NOTE: The Weekly Republican Address is embargoed until 6:00 a.m. ET, Saturday, October 27, 2012.  The audio is available here, and video of the address will be available here to view and here to download.   A full transcript follows:

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Speaker Boehner Announces Ann Wagner (MO) Will Deliver Saturday’s Weekly Republican Address


WASHINGTON, DC – Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) today announced that he has asked Congressional candidate Ann Wagner (MO-2) to deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, October 27.

Americans want a real agenda to create jobs and long-term growth, but President Obama is offering nothing but excuses, gimmicks, and the same failed economic polices that have buried middle class families over the past four years,” Speaker Boehner said.  “We can do better. Ann Wagner grew up working alongside her parents at her family’s business, and she understands that real economic recovery won’t happen until we stop out of control Washington spending and get government out of the way of small business job creators.  Like Governor Romney and Republicans running for Congress across our great nation, Ann Wagner has the courage to lead, and I’m looking forward to hearing her address.”  

As a first-time candidate, I do a lot of listening,” Ann Wagner said.  “People here in the heartland know we can’t afford another four years of President Obama’s economic policies that have resulted in fewer jobs, more red tape and skyrocketing debt.  I’m running for Congress because it’s time for a new approach.  By expanding American energy production and stopping the president’s small business tax hikes, we can help job creators thrive and grow.   I’m honored to have the opportunity to talk more about these and other solutions for jobs in this week’s address.”  

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Week in review: With Fewer than 20 Days to Go, Speaker Boehner Barnstorms Through Iowa & Illinois

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?

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President Obama "Ready" to Send Economy off Fiscal Cliff Unless he Gets Tax Hikes on #SmallBiz

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)

The Post reports
“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.)...
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Photos: Speaker Boehner Takes Jobs Message to North Carolina in support of Mitt Romney & the House GOP

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.

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Weekly Republican Address Highlights: Markwayne Mullin Says Washington Must Limit Unnecessary & Excessive Regulations to Bring Jobs Home

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."

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Weekly Republican Address: Markwayne Mullin (OK) On Curbing Excessive Red Tape, Creating 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.

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Speaker John Boehner: The Choice This November Couldn't Be Clearer

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.”

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