Boehner: Scandals, Government 'Arrogance' Hurt Economy

Image: Boehner: Scandals, Government 'Arrogance' Hurt Economy

Friday, 21 Jun 2013 09:02 AM

By Lisa Barron

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

House Speaker John Boehner says the trio of controversies surrounding the Obama administration is indicative of an "arrogance" of power that is hurting the economy.

"In America, the people have always had a healthy skepticism about their government. But lately, they've had more reason than usual to be skeptical," the Ohio Republican said during his keynote address Thursday at the National Association of Manufacturers' annual meeting in Washington.

"They read about the IRS abusing its power and targeting Americans for their political beliefs. They wonder about what happened in Benghazi. They see reports that journalists had their phones monitored," he continued.

"Meanwhile, here in Washington, there has been no accountability ... only an arrogance of power that puts politics ahead of doing the right thing. When government is out of control like this, at odds with the people it's supposed to serve, it makes it that much harder to do our work, to grow our economy.

"The arrogance we're seeing now is the same arrogance that has left our economy plodding along."

Boehner also blamed the president's economic policies for stagnant growth and unemployment numbers, saying, "Under the Obama administration, it's become harder than ever to build in this country. Red tape, an outdated tax code, and shortsighted policies are driving up the cost of everything, stifling innovation, and sending jobs and opportunities to competitors like China.

"Politicians and bureaucrats bet taxpayer money on pet projects like Solyndra while blocking private initiatives like the Keystone pipeline," he added.

Putting in a plug for what he calls the Republican plan for economic growth and jobs, Boehner said, "We need a new approach that revives tried and true habits, an approach that removes obstacles to growth and prosperity, an approach that encourages every firm, every small business, and every person to create wealth and contribute to growth."

Boehner also used the occasion to argue in favor of immigration reform, maintaining that it would be a boon to the economy.

"To become a nation of builders again, we need to reform our immigration system," he said. "Because securing our borders, enforcing our laws, and making the process of becoming a legal immigrant fairer will help America remain a magnet for the brightest minds and hardest workers."


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Legal Immigrants Being Blocked in Latest Obamacare Glitch

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 14:27 PM

Legal immigrants, eligible for Obamacare, are running into problems when they try to sign up for coverage on HealthCare. . . .

Sperm Can Carry Ebola for 82 Days: WHO

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 12:40 PM

Sperm can carry the Ebola virus for at least 82 days, the World Health Organization said Friday, urging men recovering f . . .

Putin Says Russia Doing Fine in Face of Tumbling Crude Prices

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 12:32 PM

President Vladimir Putin said Russia will cope with the rout in crude oil after benchmark prices plunged to a four-year  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved