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Boehner says Dems obstructing economy

Sept. 3, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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CINCINNATI, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner told an Ohio crowd it was the Democrats who were obstructing efforts in Congress to get the U.S. economy moving again.

Boehner told supporters in his home district Friday that perfectly good ideas from the Republican-controlled House were being unceremoniously blocked in the Senate by the majority Democrats.

Boehner said the Democrats were sticking to a strategy that the 9.1-percent unemployment rate proves is ineffective. "More stimulus spending, short-term gimmicks, higher taxes, more regulation," he said. "We've seen all of this before, and it has failed."

The Cincinnati Enquirer said Boehner didn't offer many details on the Republicans' ideas other than reducing deficit spending and rolling back business regulations. He added he was interested in seeing if President Obama's upcoming speech on jobs would indicate the White House and Senate "will work with us on our ideas that will help end economic uncertainty."

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