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Boehner Focused on Creating New Jobs As He Files for Re-Election

  • February 2, 2010
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Congressman Boehner filed for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday and, as he told the Middletown Journal, his focus “is on trying to get our economy going and trying to create jobs.” With the unemployment rate in Ohio near 11 percent, Boehner has led the fight for several proposals aimed at helping small businesses create new jobs, protecting Ohio workers, and helping struggling families rebuild their savings. For example:
>> CREATING NEW JOBS WITH A “NO COST” PLAN: With Washington swimming in a sea of red ink, Boehner has led the way on a “no cost” plan to create new jobs without increasing spending or raising taxes. And the budget plan supported by Boehner would actually curb government spending and get control of the spiraling federal debtBoehner Files for Re-Election on 2/1/10 another necessary step in getting our economy back on track. Boehner has also fought against the so-called “stimulus” spending bill which a non-profit report found could cost Ohio as many as 91,200 jobs. >> PROTECTING OHIO FARMERS AND MANUFACTURERS: One of the biggest threats facing Ohioans who work in agriculture and manufacturing is a “cap and trade” national energy tax that would send energy prices skyrocketing. Boehner has led the fight against a national energy tax and is promoting an “all of the above” strategy that would actually lower costs, create jobs, and liberate us from our dependence on foreign oil. >> HELPING FAMILIES REBUILD THEIR SAVINGS: The recession has taken its toll on Ohio in a number of ways, including by wiping out many families’ savings. The Boehner-backed Savings Recovery Act is a straightforward bill that will help recoup college, retirement, and personal savings – and quickly. It also preserves employee-controlled 401(k)s by blocking efforts in Washington to wipe out 401(k)s entirely and replace them with government-run accounts.
But that’s not all. Boehner has also stood on principle against a government takeover of health care and for an alternative proposal that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says would lower health care premiums up to 10 percent and cut the deficit. Boehner’s plan is focused on driving down costs for all Americans. You can learn more about it here. In an interview on 700 WLW yesterday, Boehner told host Mike McConnell that he’s “looking for two more years to continue the fight for a smaller, more accountable, and less costly government.” [LISTEN] If you want to join Boehner’s fight, become a Boehner Campaigner today! Learn more here.