Yesterday, Eric blogged about the “coincidence” of the president attempting to schedule his jobs speech at the same time the Republicans vying for his job would be debating at the Reagan Library. OnFacebook, our reader Leah linked this letter from House Speaker John Boehner to President Obama regarding that latter’s request to speak next Wednesday.
Love the way the Ohio Republican begins his response:
Thank you for your letter requesting time to address a Joint Session of Congress next week. I agree that creating a better environment for job creation must be our most urgent priority. For months, the House has been implementing an agenda designed to reduce economic uncertainty, remove unnecessary government barriers to private-sector job creation, and help small businesses, and we welcome the opportunity to hear your latest proposals.
Emphasis added. This is exactly how Republicans should respond to Democrats’ attempts to demagogue the jobs issue — reminding them of Republican efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on job creators.
Now, House Republicans just have to pass more legislation cutting federal red-tape and increasing opportunity for individuals and entrepreneurs — and then challenge Senate Democrats to consider these bills.