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Boehner: Budget Helps Middle-Class Recover from Failed Obama Policies

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By    |   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 11:15 AM

The new GOP House budget is delivering new opportunities for middle-class families and small businesses to thrive in stark contrast to the president's proposed budget, said House Speaker John Boehner.

In a column for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Boehner said that the pro-growth balanced budget passed by the House this week will address the problem of spending under President Barack Obama, pave the way for job creation, and institute a simpler and fairer tax code.

"Middle-class families and small businesses today want their leaders in Washington focused on real solutions to create growth and new opportunities, but President Barack Obama isn't delivering," he wrote.

"Instead the president is offering the same top-down policies that have failed in the past — policies like those in his budget, which includes a 65 percent increase in spending over 10 years on the backs of taxpayers, more than $2 trillion in new taxes on working families, and piling on $8.5 trillion in new debt on our kids and grandkids."

He said that many middle-class families are now earning less under Obama, suffering with high energy prices, rising food prices, and a difficult jobs market.

"If we're going to truly bring about the growth America needs, Washington can't just slap a new slogan on the same old approach. Bold new reforms are needed to unleash the potential of the American people and expand opportunities for everyone, and the House of Representatives continues to lead the way," he said.

Boehner said the Republican budget addresses the problem of spending head-on while also protecting programs like Medicare and Social Security.

The House he said also voted overwhelmingly to replace Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for a system that rewards quality and innovation.

"This permanent SGR solution is a big win for the American people and represents the first real entitlement reform in decades. It will help ensure that seniors have access to their doctor, put in place a stronger Medicare program to aid every American trying to care for elderly parents, and provide hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars of durable savings for taxpayers over the long term," he said.

He concluded by saying: "In the House of Representatives, we've had a strong first 100 days of 2015, and we're just getting started. We'll continue to listen to the American people and do what's right for the country, not what's easy."

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