Boehner: Weak GDP Growth Demonstrates Pressing Need to Enact Pledge to America

GOP’s Pledge Offers Clear Plans to End Uncertainty by Stopping Tax Hikes & Cutting Gov’t Spending

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) responded to weak third quarter GDP data by calling for immediate enactment of the Pledge to America.

“Our economy continues to struggle under the weight of Washington Democrats’ out-of-control spending binge and failed ‘stimulus’ policies. With massive tax increases bearing down on families and small businesses, the economy is gripped by uncertainty at a time when one in 10 are out of work and Americans are still asking ‘where are the jobs?’

“With the Pledge to America, Republicans have put forward a clear plan to end this uncertainty by stopping all the looming tax hikes and cutting government spending to pre-‘stimulus,’ pre-bailout levels. This is an approach that hasn’t been tried yet – by either party – and it’s at the core of the Pledge, a governing agenda built by listening to the people.

“Make no mistake, our economy will ultimately recover, but it will do so because of the hard work and entrepreneurship of the American people, not more of the same wasteful Washington spending and job-killing tax hikes and mandates.”

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