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House Minority Leader John Boehner's Economic Advice — In Five Tweets

John Boehner

House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio. Drew Angerer/AP hide caption

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1: Don't carry out the job killing tax hikes on families and small businesses.

2: Veto any job killing tax hikes sent by a lame duck Congress.

3: Repeal the job killing 1099 mandate.

4: Submit an aggressive spending reduction package to Congress.  Now.

5: Fire your Treasury Secretary and Economic Adviser.

The bullet points are from the House Minority Leader's speech to the City Club of Cleveland today, bemoaning the end of the temporary tax cuts passed under President George W. Bush (Item 1 and 2) and the requirement that some employers report purchases of $600 or more (Item 3). As for the latter points, calling for the dismissal of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Economic Adviser Lawrence Summers, the White House issued a statement even before Boehner spoke, dismissing the lawmaker's ideas as tired.



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