PRESIDENT SPEAKS ON THE ECONOMY; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 107
(House of Representatives - July 24, 2013)

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  (Mr. BOEHNER asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. BOEHNER. Mr. Speaker, I was interested today to hear that the 
President was going to give a speech about the economy. After all, 
Republicans have a plan for growth and jobs. We've been focused on that 
plan, and we certainly welcome the President's ideas.
  But the White House says not to expect any new proposals in this 
speech. The President himself said it isn't going to change any minds. 
All right, so exactly what will change? What's the point? What's it 
going to accomplish? I've probably got the answer: nothing. It's a 
hollow shell. It's an Easter egg with no candy in it.
  If the President wants to help, he ought to approve the Keystone 
pipeline that has bipartisan support here in the House. He ought to 
work with the bipartisan majority to delay the health care bill to give 
the American people, their families, and individuals the same break he 
wants to give to big businesses. And he ought to stop threatening to 
shut down the government unless we raise taxes. Because Americans 
aren't asking, Where are the speeches? They're asking, Where are the