Obama to Challenge GOP Economic Agenda on Boehner’s Turf

Posted September 3, 2010 at 4:57pm

President Barack Obama chose Cleveland for a speech next week on the economy because that is where House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) laid out his party’s economic agenda last week, a top White House official said Friday.

During his visit to the Buckeye State next Wednesday, Obama will be “speaking in the city where Minority Leader Boehner recently detailed the Republican economic agenda,” White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer blogged on the White House website.

The president will give Ohioans an update on the state of the economy, discuss targeted proposals to keep the economy growing and “lay out the choice between his ideas and the failed policies and failed philosophy that led us into this mess,” Pfeiffer said.

Obama has been turning his attention back to the economy in recent days, slamming the Republicans for stalling on a small-business bill and hinting at plans for a new package of proposals to try to turn things around.