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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Video- Speaker Boehner On The House Floor: 'Where Are the President's Spending Cuts? '

By Susan Duclos

About time.. considering 75 percent of the public favor government spending cuts but all we see in the media is the 60 percent that favor tax hikes, it is about time that Speaker of the House John Boehner start focusing on the issue more Americans are concerned with and stop letting Obama dictate the message. H/T Hot Air

This is the message that needs to be pushed, every single day.

The Republicans made a serious offer to avert the fiscal cliff… Let’s be honest, we’re broke. And the plan that we’ve offered is consistent with the president’s call for a balanced approach. A lot of people know that the president and I met on Sunday. It was a nice meeting, it was cordial. But we’re still waiting for the White House to identify what spending cuts the president is willing to make as part of the balanced approach that he promised the American people. You know, where are the president’s spending cuts? The longer the White House slow walks this process, the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff. … We know that the president wants more stimulus spending and an increase in the debt limit without any cuts or reforms. That’s not fixing the problem, frankly, it’s making it worse. On top of that, the president wants to raise tax rates on many small business owners. Now, even if we did exactly what the president wants, we would see red ink for as far as the eye can see. That’s not fixing the problem either, it’s making it worse and hurting our economy.

Boehner kicked off the negotiations by putting revenue, without tax hikes, on the table.. Obama needs to show some spending cuts now.