You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

READ: House Speaker John Boehner Responds to President Obama Urging Congress to Avoid Sequestration

Below is the response from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to President Obama's remarks earlier today. Obama urged Congress to come up with a bipartisan solution to avoid the budget cuts, or sequestration, that are scheduled to go into effect March 1.


"Today the president advanced an argument Republicans have been making for a year: his sequester is the wrong way to cut spending. That’s why

the House has twice passed legislation to replace it with common sense cuts and reforms that won’t threaten public safety, national security, or our economy. But once again, the president offered no credible plan that can pass Congress – only more calls for higher taxes. Just last month, the president got his higher taxes on the wealthy, and he’s already back for more. The American people understand that the revenue debate is now closed. We should close loopholes and carve-outs in the tax code, but that revenue should be used to lower rates across the board. Tax reform is a once-in-a generation opportunity to boost job creation in America. It should not be squandered to enable more Washington spending. Spending is the problem, spending must be the focus."

"Washington Democrats’ newfound concern about the president’s sequester is appreciated, but words alone won’t avert it. Replacing the president’s sequester will require a plan to cut spending that will put us on the path to a budget that is balanced in 10 years. To keep these first responders on the job, what other spending is the president willing to cut?"

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

On Fox News Channel

All Times Eastern

4
P

Alaska Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan speaks out about his opponent’s controversial ads on a must-see Your World.

7
P

James Foley was murdered by ISIS, and Obama went golfing. Tonight, the slain journalist’s parents go On The Record.

9
P

Miriam Ibraheem, a Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan, speaks out on her harrowing incarceration on a powerful Kelly File.

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News

Subscribe

Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired!

GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, an up-close look at the beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!