As Congressman Boehner recently described it, "President Obama is asleep at the switch when it comes to our economy and jobs." From his job-crushing health care law to his recent call for tax hikes on small businesses, the president continues to double down on failed economic policies that have hurt job creation in Ohio and across the country.
In the following message to Eighth District constituents, Congressman Boehner discusses the latest action by House Republicans to get government out of the way of job creators so they can do what they do best -- grow their businesses and create jobs.
In the message, Boehner highlights upcoming votes to pass pro-growth legislation including bills that will stop President Obama's massive tax hike on small businesses, curtail excessive government regulations, and repeal ObamaCare which will take place this afternoon. Today's vote demonstrates that the Republican-led House of Representatives is listening to the people -- not the Washington pundits and Beltway chattering class -- and taking action to fully repeal the unpopular health care law Americans know is hurting our economy and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers.
Learn more about House Republicans' Plan for America's Job Creators by visiting jobs.GOP.gov.
"Last week's dismal jobs report is more proof that President Obama's economic policies have failed.
"The president's health care law, for example, is driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers. That's why the House will vote today to repeal ObamaCare.
"But that's not all. In the coming weeks we will vote to stop President Obama's massive tax hike on small businesses. This tax hike will hurt hundreds of thousands of job creators. We need to stop it and lay the groundwork for a simpler, pro-growth tax code.
"We will also pass legislation curtailing excessive government regulations that prevent job growth.
"Small businesses account for almost half of Ohio's private-sector jobs and more than a quarter of all jobs nationwide. We need to get government out of their way.
"Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. Thanks for listening and I look forward to hearing from you."