Weekly Republican Address: This is Our Moment


WASHINGTON, DC – In this week’s Republican address, TX-23 challenger Will Hurd talks about his campaign to help fix the federal government’s mess of debt and waste, and seizes on President Obama’s recent remarks that Washington Democrats “are all folks that vote with me.”

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Our Economic Recovery Is Stuck in the Senate

“It is time for the White House and Senate Democrats to put politics aside and start putting people first”

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Speaker Boehner talks jobs, economy with Scott Hennen in North Dakota

During an interview with Rep. Kevin Cramer and Scott Hennen aired today on 550 KFYR-AM Bismarck, Speaker Boehner talked about jobs, the economy, and the president’s failed foreign policy.  

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ObamaCare is Bad for Small Businesses, Even Worse for Their Employees

Another sucker punch. Another broken promise. 

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Let's Work Together

If President Obama truly wants 2014 to be a 'year of action,' it's time to start working with Republicans to help give Americans a better shot at a good job and higher wages.

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Speaker Boehner: The Keystone Pipeline’s Jobs & Secure Oil are “Critically Important”


As House Republicans move forward in the weeks ahead with legislation to clear roadblocks to affordable energy, Speaker Boehner talked with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer this morning about what the pipeline means to revitalizing American manufacturing and jobs creation:  


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Speaker Boehner to President Obama: There’s no Mandate to Raise Tax Rates

With the election decided, Speaker Boehner urged President Obama this week to come together with the renewed Republican House majority to avert the looming “fiscal cliff” and bring jobs home.  To do that, Boehner made clear the President must scrap the small business tax hikes he’s demanded, saying “A balanced approach isn’t balanced if it means higher taxes on small businesses that are the key to getting our economy moving again.”  Below is additional coverage of Boehner’s address:

The Wall Street Journal reports “Mr. Boehner was clear that Republicans wouldn’t support raising tax rates.” “In fact, he said he wanted tax rates to be lower.” (Wall Street Journal, 11/7/12)

Newsmax  says Boehner “[drew] a line in the sand” on hiking taxes on the American people. “Instead, Boehner is willing to tame the soaring national debt and avert a bruising battle over the approaching ‘fiscal cliff’ by closing tax loopholes to raise government revenue and by cutting government spending and reforming entitlement programs. That is the way to help grow the economy and make the tax code fairer, Boehner said.” (Newsmax, 11/7/12)

On Fox News, conservative analyst Charles Krauthammer says Boehner is saying “what the debt commission Obama himself appointed had said.”  “Obama has a sort of religious attachment to the idea of raising rates. It’s agreed if you raise the rates you decrease economic activity and prosperity.” (Fox News, 11/7/12)

Hot Air blog says yesterday’s move was “Boehner’s way of preempting Obama and signaling to the public that he’s not opposed to all deals involving more tax revenue, just ones that involve rate hikes.”

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Speaker Boehner Talks About His Role as Chairman of #GOP2012

As you watch the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week, you’ll notice Speaker Boehner presiding on stage at several key points. That’s because Boehner will be serving as Permanent Chairman of the convention -- a role he is familiar with, having served as chair of the 2008 convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul. We caught up with him to find out more:


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13 States, 23 Days: Speaker Boehner Takes Jobs Message Coast to Coast for the GOP

Today marks day 12 of Speaker Boehner’s barnstorming tour for House Republican members and candidates, and we’re in Salt Lake City for Mia Love.  We’ll have more about our stop for Mia here on the Team Boehner blog later this afternoon, but with more than half of the August tour in the books, we thought you might enjoy a recap from the road.  Here’s the scoop:

Boehner and the GOP are “playing offense” this August, aiming to “make gains by snatching Democratic seats.” 

>> “The GOP is playing offense, according to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner” and “The big issue for the election is no secret: Jobs, jobs, jobs.”  (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 8/4/12)

>> Politico reports Boehner has embarked on an aggressive “47-event swing through the country..” this month, covering “13 states before the Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida” for House members and challengers including Maggie Brooks (NY), Mia Love (UT), Jason Plummer (ILL) and Tony Strickland (CA).  (Politico, 8/13/12)

>> “Nationally, Boehner said the GOP is poised to pick up House seats.” (Rockford Register Star, 8/10/12)

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Happy 100th Birthday to Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman would have turned 100 today. Friedman – a giant of the 20th century who revitalized conservative economic thought – was an avid proponent of reducing government spending to spur economic growth and job creation. Milton Friedman -- unlike President Obama – knew that “the government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem and very often makes the problem worse.”


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