House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) tells President Obama it is time to get serious about job creation. Here is a text of the speech;
Itâ€™s clear from this morningâ€™s jobs report that the economy still isnâ€™t creating enough jobs. If you talk to job creators around the country like we have, theyâ€™ll tell you all the over-taxing, over-regulating, and over-spending thatâ€™s going on in Washington is creating uncertainty and holding them back.
This week, House Republicans met with the president, urged him to change course, and to work with us on our plan for new jobs and economic growth in our country. We hope heâ€™ll take us up on our invitation.
If weâ€™re serious about creating jobs in America, we canâ€™t raise taxes on the very people who create jobs, and keep spending money that we donâ€™t have. Yesterday, Moodyâ€™s reinforced our point that an increase in the debt limit without major spending cuts will hurt our economy and destroy jobs. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™ve said that spending cuts must accompany any increase in the debt limit.
One look at the jobs report should be enough to show the White House itâ€™s time to get serious about cutting spending and dealing with our ailing economy.