House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was in Kentucky, the home of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, to give a speech on jobs and the economy. He spoke at the University of Louisville McConnell Center. Boehner discussed the Republican agenda on job creation, which consists mostly of cutting taxes and regulations.
He also urged Congress to find common ground despite ideological differences. The Speaker then discussed the Occupy Wall Street movement, and compared the recent protests to those during the Viet Nam War era.
Boehner’s speech comes as the 12-member “super committee” is working to cut $1.2 trillion dollars from the federal deficit and as the President is pushing his $447 billion dollar jobs plan. Speaker Boehner has rejected the President’s proposal partly because it increases government spending.