House Majority Leader John Boehner is pushing President Barack Obama to cut federal spending to create private sector jobs.
"I gave the president a statement by more than 100 economists urging both parties to cut spending now to boost private sector job creation. The need is clear," the Ohio Republican said Thursday, according to The Hill website.
Among other things, the economists' statement said, "Efforts to spark private-sector job creation through government 'stimulus' spending have been unsuccessful. As economists deeply concerned about our nation's future, we urge a change in direction.
To support real economic growth and provide the spark needed to support creation of private-sector jobs, immediate action is needed to rein in federal spending."
Boehner gave the economists' statement to Obama during a congressional leadership meeting at the White House Thursday, according to thehill.com.
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