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JOHN BOEHNER: ‘Triple threat’ undermines jobs – The Hill’s On The Money

September 2, 2011

Boehner: ‘Triple threat’ undermines jobs

By Ian Swanson – 09/02/11 10:02 AM ET

A “triple threat’ of higher taxes, stimulus spending and federal regulations is undermining the creation of jobs, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) asserted Friday in a statement reacting to dismal jobs figures for August.

Boehner said private-sector job growth “continues to be undermined by the triple threat of higher taxes, more failed ‘stimulus’ spending and excessive federal regulations.”

“Together, these Washington policies have created a fog of uncertainty that’s left small businesses unable to hire and American families worried about the future,” Boehner said.

Boehner was reacting to August jobs figures that showed the nation created zero net jobs for the month. Private-sector firms added 17,000, but losses in government wiped out those gains.

The Speaker said he was looking forward to hearing Obama, who will give an address on jobs to a joint session of Congress next week, putting forward ideas that would provide a better environment for long-term economic growth.

Boehner’s statement was markedly different in tone from that of Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who suggested that there might be room for compromise between the administration and House Republicans.

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