Boehner Calls on President Obama to Fire Geithner and Summers

John BoehnerHouse Minority Leader John Boehner will call on President Barack Obama to fire Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and economic adviser Lawrence Summers in a speech today in Ohio.

Boehner is blaming both Geithner and Summers for promoting "19 months of government-as-community organizer," Politico reported.

"It hasn't worked," Boehner will say. "Our fresh start needs to begin now."

The speech, a possible preview of Boehner policies should Republicans win control of the House of Representatives in November, will contain a list of other measures to improve the economy, including extending the Bush-era tax cuts, freezing federal spending and a 20% tax cut for small businesses.

The Boehner speech uses the phrase "job-killing" 13 times in its descriptions of Obama's economic policies.

Boehner is also calling on the president to veto bills including card-check legislation, which would make it easier for employees to form unions, and an energy bill.

"Democratic Leaders refuse to rule out the possibility of forcing these job-killing bills through in a lame-duck session, after the election, after the voters have had their say," Boehner will say, according to embargoed text of his speech. "Their failure to level with the American people only compounds the ongoing economic uncertainty."

Democrats hit back even before the speech was given. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Ohio Democratic Chairman Chris Redfern told reporters on a conference call that Boehner wants to privatize social security and continue Bush-era policies.

"George Bush had no better solider than John Boehner over the course of those eight years," Redfern said.

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latease11

Boehner, what have you done besides whine? all he do is complain, like a person with issues. I think one of them is drinking. Instead of being negative do something that the american people can remember you for instead of a whiner. when he should have been complaining he didnt so nobody wants to hear it now! I dont he reminds me of my alcholic uncle he doesnt make any sense either! stop drinking and focus on the american people. Its time for a change!

August 25 2010 at 12:42 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Doug

Yes, they do need to go - most of them need to go. We need people in government who are fresh and who are willing to work together to turn the tide. Our political leaders have done us no favors - we are in soooooooooooooo much trouble! Things truly look bleak, but this is America and we have pulled ourselves from dispare before - we are a resourceful people.

August 24 2010 at 10:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
sandinbox

I agree that Geithner and summers should be fired. They were at the helm that started this economic crisis and Obama hired them to even more important positions. However, the fault doesn't just lie with them. It's big business and the government combined. I'd clean house and get rid of all those jerks in government. I just don't see how reverting to Bush policies is going to help our economic condition. The truth is we gave away our diverse economy to India and China and thats the real reason our problems are so dire now. I don't hear the idiots in media or government talking about the real reason we're not producing anymore jobs. Until we get some real visionaries in government and business that really care about the middle class jobs this counry lost through Nafta we're going down hill probably faster than any other great empire in history.

August 24 2010 at 9:53 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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patrick

Boehner has done nothing constructive for American people since our economy and the rest of the world's economy collapsed three years ago. His only concern is Big MONEY ( THE BIG TIME moneymakers who put us in this mess..........!) He will do and say anything for a vote. His main goal is get back the POWER he lost in the last election. He's a whiner that will use even religion to get a vote. He is as FAKE as his TAN..................WOW!!

August 24 2010 at 9:25 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
demsareforsale

Get used to saying Speaker John Boehner

August 24 2010 at 9:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Sonja Dunbar

Is Boehner so dopey looking because he sleeps in a tanning bed all day?? I can't stomach that guy - reminds me of a sneaky, cheating car salesman! I'm not a fan of Madame Speaker, but he would definitely not be an improvement. All he does is shoot from the hip, saying anything to make headlines and repeating those same things over and over, most of which are untrue. I'm ready to vomit when I hear him repeatedly say, "The American people don't want...... He sure doesn't speak for this American!! How does he know what ALL of the American people want?? I wish he'd just SHUT UP!!

August 24 2010 at 8:58 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Orlando

I'm sorry! But I can't stomach representative "Baner"! How did he ever become the minority leader! He can't open his mouth without lying and acting like baboon so that there is hardly any room to stick his foot in it! While I have my disappointments with the Attorney General I know that in matters of public policy he defers to the President of the United States. Barack Obama! Why the next thing we'll hear from the Republican Representative "Baner" is a call for the President to fire himself! Well...at least Rep. Baner wears a suit, shirt and a tie! Roland (Orlando) C. Woodaka

August 24 2010 at 6:16 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
frank1946

Please, just cut taxes 5 % and reduce Federal Spending to a 2.5 % growth rate and DO NOT raise taxes such as the expiration of the Reagan tax rates due to expire in 2011 and the Estate Tax, if you want to put America in a Depression then do the opposite of what I ask, keep spending, let the tax bills expire in 2011 and do not lower taxes on business. Bill Clinton did the above, it works, so why have we wasted 19 months getting started ? Bill Summers never ran a business in his life, he is a theory and history economics professor, Geither is a Banker.........result, NO JOBS !

August 24 2010 at 5:26 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
goldaxe

I am sure that if obama was to fire the entire economic team it would devestate any hope of a recovery.It even sounds evil or at least insane.Boehner just wants a raise from jester of recessions to grand poopah of depressions.

August 24 2010 at 5:07 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
maclife

The man is a true Patriot... Correct in every way. He should be President.

August 24 2010 at 5:00 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply