Obama Calls GOP Pledge 'Worn-Out Philosophy'

He again singles out John Boehner
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2010 9:00 AM CDT

President Obama called out his new favorite target by name today in belittling the Republicans' Pledge to America, reports Politico. Obama singled out House Minority leader John Boehner in complaining that Republicans put forth "the very same policies that led to the economic crisis in the first place, which isn't surprising, since many of their leaders were among the architects of that failed policy."

The pledge "is grounded in the same worn-out philosophy," said Obama in his weekly address. "Cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires; cut the rules for Wall Street and the special interests; and cut the middle class loose to fend for itself." In a dig at Boehner's America Speaking Out campaign, the president added, "So, America may be speaking out, but Republicans in Congress sure aren’t listening." (More President Obama stories.)

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