Response To President Obama's Remarks In Mesquite, Texas
October 4, 2011
Contact: Doug Heye, Megan Whittemore

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to excerpts released by the White House of President Obama’s remarks today in Mesquite, Texas, Brad Dayspring, Communications Director for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), issued the following statement: 

“If House Republicans sent our plan for America’s job creators to the President, would he promise not to veto it in its entirety? Would he travel district to district and explain why he’d block such common sense ideas to create jobs? House Republicans have different ideas on how to grow the economy and create jobs, but that shouldn’t prevent us from trying to find areas of common ground with the President. That is precisely why Majority Leader Cantor has given his word to the President that the House will pass portions of his jobs bill this month. President Obama needs to understand that his ‘my way or the highway’ approach simply isn’t going to work in the House or the Democratic Senate, especially in light of his abysmal record on jobs. Serious problems deserve serious leadership, and the American people have gone without it for far too long. Republicans are trying to work together despite our disagreements - why isn’t the President?”