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Boehner to Obama: Stop the Lectures

(Larry Downing/Getty Images File Photo)
(Larry Downing/Getty Images File Photo)

Speaker John A. Boehner has a message for President Barack Obama: Stop with the lectures already. Boehner didn’t take kindly to Obama’s ripping into Republicans Monday, as he gave a speech on student loans ahead of a vote in the Senate on a relief plan tied to a new minimum tax for income more than $1 million.  

A day later, Obama signed the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act into law in a signing ceremony.  

Boehner called the WRRDA bill a “common-sense jobs bill” without earmarks in a statement.  

“This bill is also a good example of what can happen when Washington Democrats decide to work together with Republicans,” Boehner said in a statement. “Everyone agrees there is too much gridlock in this town but that makes it even more important to recognize when something real does get done – and why and how.  

“This bill was passed by elected representatives who found common ground.  The process can work, but it requires exactly the opposite approach from what the President did yesterday on student loans. Hectoring, lecturing, and eviscerating rhetorical straw men doesn’t get results – hard work does.”

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