Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Boehner Urges Obama To Fire Economic Team

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And at New York Times:
CLEVELAND — Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the House Republican leader, called on President Obama on Tuesday to fire his top economic advisers as Mr. Boehner tried to make the economic case for restoring Republicans to the majority in Congress in the November elections.

In a speech at the City Club of Cleveland, Mr. Boehner, who is in line to be House speaker in the event of a Republican takeover, unveiled a five-point plan that he said would provide an effective economic alternative to the Democrats’ course.

He singled out Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and Lawrence H. Summers, the head of the National Economic Council, as responsible for failing to turn the economy around, saying the president should replace them with officials who have “real-world experience.”

“We do not have the luxury of waiting months for the president to pick scapegoats for his failing stimulus policies,” Mr. Boehner told a friendly audience here in his home state.

Mr. Boehner’s speech was part of an emerging effort to raise his public profile and establish him as a credible political leader on such issues as the economy. Mr. Boehner, a 20-year Congressional veteran, would be the most likely choice for speaker if Republicans gained the net 39 seats needed to catapult them into the House majority in November.