Leader Cantor Responds to President Obama's Tax Hike Speech

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“I had an opportunity today to go to the White House with Speaker Boehner and the other leaders in the House and the Senate. We had a very serious discussion with the President. His request was for all of us to be very mindful of the challenges that we face and to have an adult conversation to come to a resolution. Then the President delivers a speech in which the only concrete proposal that he offered was raising taxes. That solution falls far short of dealing with the kind of debt crisis that we’re facing in this country. Raising taxes is not what we need right now two days before tax day, especially while we are trying to get job creators back into the game.

“We’re serious, we’ve got the Ryan budget plan on the floor this week. We’ve laid out our specific vision on how to manage down this debt, to get our economy back on track and to brighten the future for our kids. That’s what we’re about, and we’re serious. We care about these entitlement programs, that’s why we are trying to preserve the safety net. We have spoken to the specifics. Mr. President, we are serious, where are you?” 

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Remarks at GOP Stakeout
April 13, 2011

View Leader Cantor's Remarks HERE.

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