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DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse to Speaker John Boehner: “Get Off the Bus, Go Back to Washington, and Pass the President’s Jobs Plan”

Today in Cleveland during a stop on the “Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus” Tour, DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse called on U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to stop playing politics with the American economy and pass President Obama’s American Jobs Act. The President’s plan would invest in the nation’s infrastructure, get firefighters, police officers and teachers back to work and provide tax cuts to help America's small businesses hire and grow.

Republicans in Congress would rather do nothing to help our economic recovery because they cynically believe that if the American people lose, they can win in November. President Obama believes that America prospers when we're all in it together; when hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded; when everyone, from Main Street to Wall Street, does their fair share and plays by the same rules. We need an economy built to last—that creates the jobs of the future and makes things the rest of the world buys—not one built on outsourcing, loopholes, and risky financial deals that jeopardize our entire economy and threaten the security of the middle class.

DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse

“Let me tell you something while we’re here in Ohio. Mitt Romney is going to be riding on a bus tomorrow with one of the people who is the central impediment to getting this economy going again and that’s Speaker John Boehner. John Boehner and Republicans in Congress would literally rather have this economy stall—they don’t want one job created in America between now and the election—because they’re afraid it will help Barack Obama.

“This economy was moving—it had a lot more fuel—until Republicans took over the Congress. They stopped doing anything for the economy; they stopped doing anything for the middle class. They’re trying to roll back a woman’s right to choose, close Planned Parenthood. They’ve played social politics. They haven’t done a thing for jobs. John Boehner should get off the bus, go back to Washington and pass the President’s jobs plan.”