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"All He Has To Do Is Pick Up The Phone"

  • October 6, 2013
  • Blog

On ABC’s This Week, Speaker Boehner contrasted President Obama's refusal to negotiate with House Republican efforts to keep the government running, provide fairness under ObamaCare and deal with the government's spending problem. 

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Boehner Column: A balanced budget would create jobs and expand opportunity

  • March 28, 2013
  • News

KEY QUOTE: "In contrast to what the White House and Democrats in Congress are saying, I know – and I hear this from constituents every day – that government spending is the problem. Our deficits and debt are crowding out private investment and acting like a wet blanket on our economy.

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Boehner on Meet the Press: “I’m Here to Lead the Fight Against Out of Control Spending”

  • March 4, 2013
  • Blog

Congressman Boehner appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday to talk about replacing the president’s sequester with smarter cuts, and the need for reform to create a fairer, simpler tax code that helps bring home jobs that have been driven overseas in recent years. Below are several key excerpts. 

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Before Implementing Furloughs, the FAA Needs to Review Its Budget Line-by-Line

  • March 1, 2013
  • Blog

Washington Democrats still haven’t passed a plan to replace the president’s sequester, but that’s not holding them back from spreading fear about its impact. In an interview yesterday evening with 10TV Columbus, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood doubled-down on several dubious claims:

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It's Time for President Obama to Get Serious About Replacing his Sequester

  • February 22, 2013
  • News

KEY QUOTE: “With time running short, it’s time for President Obama to come together with Republicans and show some real leadership on replacing his sequester with more responsible cuts. The House’s legislation would be a great place to start."

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Boehner: $16 Trillion Debt is “Yet Another Indication That the President's Policies Have Made Things Worse"

  • September 4, 2012
  • Blog

The U.S. national debt is now officially more than $16 trillion, which equates to more than $50,000 for every man, woman and child in America, NPR reports.  In a statement, Congressman Boehner called the debt, which has increased more under President Obama than any other President, a “sad reminder of President Obama’s promise to cut the deficit in half.”

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Boehner Column: We Can't Ignore Our Debt

KEY QUOTE: "Talking about our debt isn't the problem — failing to fix it is. Last August, Standard & Poor's announced it was downgrading the nation's credit rating because a budget agreement between the president and Congress 'falls short of the amount we believe is necessary to stabilize the general government debt burden.'"

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Dispatch: Obama Budget Offers “More Spending, More Debt, More Dodging”

  • February 16, 2012
  • Blog

The Columbus Dispatch today adds its voice to the growing chorus lamenting President Obama’s latest budget that breaks his promise to “cut the deficit in half,” endangers seniors and doubles down on economic policies that are making the economy worse. 

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Newsmax Profiles Boehner: “A Grateful Warrior Defends American Values”

  • January 9, 2012
  • Blog

Newsmax Magazine recently sat down with Congressman Boehner to talk about jobs, the economy, and Boehner's outlook on the state of the nation after serving one year as speaker.  Below are several excerpts from Newsmax’s January 2012 cover story “Speaker for the People: John Boehner’s Struggle for America’s Future”:

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Boehner: New House Majority Has Changed the Debate on Jobs, Spending in Democrat-Run Washington

  • November 4, 2011
  • Blog

It’s been a little more than one year since Americans elected a Republican House majority, and yesterday Congressman Boehner spent a few minutes with reporters reflecting back on the past year before launching into the latest on GOP efforts to help create jobs and reduce the deficit.  “We’ve changed the debate here,” Boehner said, according to a David Lightman story in today’s Hamilton Journal News. “We’re not talking about spending more money.”

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