Boehner Attacks White House; White House Strikes Back; Says GOP “Rooting Against” Recovery
Firing back after a scathing attack by House Minority Leader John Boehner in the Washington Post’s opinion pages, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer called the Republican criticism “odd” and staunchly defended the Democratic president’s policies.
“The president has always said there is an open door for good ideas, and when Congressman Boehner and Republicans in Congress are interested in being a part of a conversation about how to move forward instead of rooting against the path to economic recovery, we look forward to having a productive conversation,” Pfeiffer wrote in a White House blog.
Boehner accuses the president of solving our economic woes by raising taxes on small business, a charge hotly denied.
Chiding Boehner for “alarmist” rhetoric, Pfeiffer said several of Obama’s job creation proposals called for “explicitly lowering taxes on small businesses, with zero capital gains, extending expensing and bonus depreciation and a tax credit to promote hiring — all proposals many Republican leaders have embraced in the past.”Click here for reuse options!
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