John Boehner’s Approach To Solving Problems: You First
The House Speaker wants the White House, Senate Democrats, or just about anyone else to come up with solutions.
…the battle-scarred House speaker has adopted a you-first approach to the Democrat in the White House, his allies who control the Senate and anyone else who wants to work with them.
Upcoming across-the-board spending cuts set to slam the economy in two weeks? Boehner says a solution is up to Obama and Senate Democrats.
New ideas to prevent gun violence? Let’s see what the Senate can pass, Boehner says, then we’ll take a look.
Immigration reform? Boehner says it’s best left to bipartisan working groups in both the House and Senate.
And the litany of new initiatives unveiled by Obama in Tuesday’s State of the Union address?
“If he’s got such good ideas, his party in the Senate could pass it,” Boehner told The Associated Press in an interview in his Capitol office. “Then we’d be happy to take a look at it.”