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February 10, 2016

Boehner Calls on Obama, Senate to Act on Jobs (Video)

One day after House Speaker John A. Boehner hammered President Barack Obama at the Republican Conference’s weekly closed-door meeting, the Ohio Republican riffed on the president’s economic “Year of Action.”

“The middle class is getting squeezed, and the policies from this administration have not worked,” Boehner said. “Unfortunately, instead of helping to create jobs, the president is focused on making it easier to live without one. We’ve passed dozens of bills that are sitting over in the Senate. The president says he wants to make this year a year of action; sounds good to me.”

  • Don England

    Why pass any jobs bills? Just so Boehner can give them to illegal aliens and foreign workers? Passing his amnesty and increasing foreign workers at all job levels will not help his Constituents, Citizens or “legal” foreign workers one bit! Congress works for Foreign interest, the Chamber of Commerce not their Constituents. It’s all about the $$$$$ and power.

    • Sally

      Why pass it? Because our infrastructure is crumbling. Because those are good, well-paying jobs that will help families and get people off welfare. Beohner is not interested in jobs. The GOP took over the House in 2010 running on “JOBS!” What have they done? Passed bill after bill trying to get rid of abortion and the ACA. Period. Tried to get us to attack Iran. They have down nothing for the people. NOW he’s all about Jobs because the mid-terms are coming, and he’s afraid someone int he media might ask him why the GOP hasn’t gotten going on jobs in four years. So he has to blame the President and the Senate, even though bill originate in his House. He is such a blatant liar.

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