Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and other GOP leaders are linking pledges to repeal the health care law to a small-government, economic recovery theme.
Los Angeles Times: In Answer To Obama, Boehner Highlights GOP Building Efforts
Hours before President Obama delivers an economic address in Cleveland, House Speaker John A. Boehner is out with a prebuttal intended to spotlight GOP efforts in Congress to boost the economy and create jobs. In the online video, Boehner stands at his desk in the speaker's office before a table full of bills that have passed the Republican-led House but stalled in the Senate, where the Democratic majority has largely panned them. The bills hew to the GOP's small-government mantra: dismantle federal regulations, expand domestic energy production, repeal Obama's healthcare law, revamp Medicare and cut domestic spending, among others (Mascaro, 6/14).
Chicago Tribune: Romney Raises Millions At Chicago Campaign Event
Romney repeatedly contended that Obama's agenda would further inject government into the free-market system, using the president's health care overhaul law as an example. That agenda, he said, has created economic uncertainty that has restrained business growth (Pearson, 6/15).
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